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Makes Life Worth Living (Thanissaro Bhikkhu)

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  • antony272b2
    Right view starts as an understanding about karma. And it s interesting to note that when the Buddha talks about karma, the first two things he focuses on are
    Message 1 of 2 , May 29, 2010
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      "Right view starts as an understanding about karma. And it's interesting to note that when the Buddha talks about karma, the first two things he focuses on are gratitude and generosity. If you don't see the virtue, the value of gratitude, if you don't see the value of generosity, it's hard to do anything else on the path. You have to appreciate the good that other people have done for you, and see that something really good does come from being generous. Generosity is not a sham. It's one of the things that makes life worth living. If you don't appreciate the good that other people have done for you, the ways they've been generous, how are you going to be generous yourself? How are you going to be a good person? This is why the Buddha has you reflect on generosity and gratitude as the very basis for any kind of practice."
      http://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writings/CrossIndexed/Uncollected/ePublished%20Dhamma%20Talks/060624%20Chew%20Your%20Food%20Well.pdf
      From: Chew Your Food Well by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

      With metta / Antony.
    • antony272b2
      Right view starts as an understanding about karma. And it s interesting to note that when the Buddha talks about karma, the first two things he focuses on are
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 8, 2011
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        "Right view starts as an understanding about karma. And it's interesting to note that when the Buddha talks about karma, the first two things he focuses on are gratitude and generosity. If you don't see the virtue, the value of gratitude, if you don't see the value of generosity, it's hard to do anything else on the path. You have to appreciate the good that other people have done for you, and see that something really good does come from being generous. Generosity is not a sham. It's one of the things that makes life worth living. If you don't appreciate the good that other people have done for you, the ways they've been generous, how are you going to be generous yourself? How are you going to be a good person? This is why the Buddha has you reflect on generosity and gratitude as the very basis for any kind of practice."
        http://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writings/CrossIndexed/Uncollected/ePublished%20Dhamma%20Talks/060624%20Chew%20Your%20Food%20Well.pdf
        From: Chew Your Food Well by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

        Also see my Yahoo Group:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GratitudeInspiration

        With metta / Antony.
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