Re: The Four Supreme Efforts Part II
- Thanks for this, Sharon.
I think I'm making good progress about avoiding or at least letting
go unskillful thoughts, but I want to think more about encouraging
and maintain the good ones. Got an 8 hour teaching day starting right
now during which to practice it!
--- In Buddhaviharas@yahoogroups.com, "Sharon" <shar_63@h...> wrote:
> "The four supreme efforts are, in the first place, the avoiding of
> unwholesome, unskillful thought processes. If we look at them as
> unskillful, we can accept the fact of learning a new skill more
> easily. Avoiding means we do not let certain thoughts arise,
> reactions to moods, nor to outside triggers. If we find ourselves
> habitually reacting in the same way to the same kind of situation,
> may be forced to avoid such situations, so that we can finally gain
> the insight which needs to be culled from it. While we are reacting
> to a situation or mood, we can't assess it dispassionately, because
> our reactions overpowers the mind. . .
> ~ Ayya Khema, "(To Be Seen) Here and Now" section entitled "Supreme
> This transcript can be found in its entirety at:
> May this be of benefit.