What are the Three Buddhist Trainings?
All Buddha's disciples undertakes a 3-fold Training (ti-sikkhā):
1: Training in higher Morality (adhi-sīla-sikkhā).
2: Training in higher Mentality (adhi-citta-sikkhā).
3: Training in higher Understanding (adhi-pañña-sikkhā).
Higher Morality is 3 fold:
It is Right Speech <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Speech.htm
It is Right Action <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Action.htm
It is Right <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Livelihood.htm
> Livelihood (sammā-ājīva)
Higher Mentality is 3 fold:
It is Right Effort <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Effort.htm
It is Right <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Awareness.htm
> Awareness (sammā-sati)
It is Right <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Concentration.htm
> Concentration <file:///C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\Administrator\My%20Documents\My%20Web%20Sites\What_Buddha_Said\drops\III\Concentration_Samadhi.htm> (sammā-samādhi)
Higher Understanding is 2 fold:
It is Right <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Motivation.htm
> Motivation (sammā-sankappa)
It is Right View <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_View.htm
The Blessed Buddha once said:
When founded on pure morality, then concentration produces a high fruit and blessing.
When based on deep concentration, then understanding brings a high fruit and blessing.
Being endowed with understanding, the mind is freed from all the mental fermentations <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Three_Fermentations.htm
related to sensing, becoming, views/opinions and ignorance. This - in itself- is releasing!
It is through not understanding, not penetrating and not attaining noble higher morality...
noble higher mentality.. and noble higher understanding... that both you and I had to pass
through this round of rebirths for such an immensely long time, without reaching the bliss
of deliverance, the bliss of peace and, the bliss of noble higher release: Enlightenment...
References: MN 44, DN 16 and AN IV 1
More good even better here ;-)
Buddhist Training is 3-fold!
Have a nice training day!
Friendship is the Greatest *
Bhikkhu Samahita * Sri Lanka :-)
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