|Boring! There's nothing to watch on TV!|
|Poisoned by greed, hatred, delusion|
- Delusion (moha) is synonymous with ignorance regarding the Four Noble Truths. [Conversely, enlightenment means fully penetrating these four, central ennobling truths]. It is one of the Three Unwholesome Roots, in both gross and subtle forms, along with greed and hate.
- Shamelessness regarding harm done (ahirika) is a lack of conscience or abhorrence to do what is harmful, unskillful, unprofitable.
- Fearlessness (lack of dread) regarding harm done (anottappa) is moral or ethical recklessness resulting from ignorance about the moral law or karmic causality.
- Restlessness (uddhacca) is a state of unease or excitement that characterizes all unwholesome acts, which contrasts with the peace of mind that accompanies all wholesome acts. [NOTE: If a wholesome deed is accompanied by excitement or unease, it is not because of the act itself but accompanying unwholesome acts.]
- Attachment (lobha), synonymous with craving (repeated grasping carried to the point of clinging, "greed")
- False view (DITTHI) is seeing things in a distorted way rather than how they actually are. There are several kinds of false views:
- the view of a truly existent self (ego-illusion, personality belief);
- eternalism or annihilationism (views of a self going on forever or being annihilated at death);
- the view denying the efficacy of karma (to produce the results of actions), causality (the causes of existence), and the moral law.
- Conceit (mana) is self-evaluation which arises from comparing oneself with another as either better, worse, OR equal.
- Hatred (dosa) is aversion in all forms, a negative response to objects of perception ranging from a slight annoyance to destructive rage.
- Envy (issa) is the inability to endure the prosperity of others, associated with hate.
- Selfishness (macchariya) is the wish to exclude others from one's own prosperity, associated with hate.
- Worry (kukkucca) is brooding, having misgivings, remorse, regret, guilt, and repenting over ill done deeds in the past or those good acts that were left undone.
- Sloth (thina) is physical laziness or lack of spiritual urgency...
- Torpor (middha) is mental laziness, ennui, or boredom, when one lacks the will to do good even when there is sufficient physical energy to do so. These two are counted together as one of the Five Hindrances to spiritual progress.
- Doubt (vicikiccha) is the undecided frame of mind.
|What kind of bored are you? Science wants to know (News Corps Australia)|
|Liberated by the gradual path of training|
|The path is gradual (theskamantues'dayglory)|
"And how is there the attainment of liberating-wisdom after gradual training, gradual action, gradual practice? There is the case where, when confidence has arisen, one visits [a teacher]. Having visited, one grows close. Having grown close, one listens. Having listened, one hears the Dharma. Having heard the Dharma, one remembers it. Remembering, one penetrates the meaning of the teachings.
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