Re: Off to Canada
- Hi James.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Buddhatrue" <buddhatrue@...> wrote:
> > Try developing concentration/samatha without patience sometime - not possible. I think that's kind of obvious.
> James: No, it is not so obvious to me. I guess it depends on how you define patience. If you define patience as in "Oh, I have plenty of time to get this done", then no I don't agree with you. If you define patience as "I must endure that which is difficult or causes me stress." Then yes I do agree with you.
Yeah, that's what I meant - the latter. :-) Although part of what we must endure which is difficult is how long it takes, and how hard and long a journey it is. Endurance does have to do with how long you can put up with something. But I don't mean to relax and wait, and be passive.
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- Hi Jon,
> J: I think that's pretty much how the discussion went. Not sure if I used the word 'survival', but if I did I think I would now prefer to say 'means of subsistence'.p: Yes, I think "survival" was my rendering of what you had said, which was probably "means of subsistence".
> J: Just to supplement a little, I remember it being explained that for a monk, his livelihood is the going on his alms round.p: Yes, that makes sense.