Meditation without Exertion 04 How to Conquer Afflictions Popular

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This lecture continues the explanation of the foundation required for meditation. Buddhism teaches that there are three trainings: (1) Ethical Discipline, (2) Concentration, (3) Wisdom. Ethical Discipline is the transformation of wrong action into right action, by knowing the afflictions (egos, sins) and transforming them into virtues.

“Just as every harvest grows without fault in dependence upon the earth, so too do the highest virtues depend on ethical discipline, and grow by being moistened with the water of compassion.” - Tantra Requested by Subahu (Subahu-pariptccha-tantra)

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