10 August 2008

Dhamma Sharing : Buddha had Seven Treasures for you (Part 3: Conscience and Concern)‏

Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures
...is said not to be poor, has not lived in vain.

S
o the wise should develop
conviction & virtue, confidence & Dhamma-vision(Right View)...

Remembering the Buddhas' instruction...


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What is the Treasure of *Conscience?

There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones feels shame at [the thought/intention of engaging in]
bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct, mental misconduct.

This is called the Treasure of *Conscience.

Note:
*Hiri: Conscience / Moral Shame

What is the Treasure of **Concern?

There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones feels concern for [the suffering that results from]
bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct, mental misconduct.

This is called the Treasure of **Concern.

Note:
**Ottapa: Concern / Moral Fear


... Conscience and Concern was the factor which maintain peace and morality in the world.

Inner peace of the Wise arises from possessing Conscience and Concern in every bodily, verbal and mental misconduct...

Is there Conscience and Concern in you, every moment, every thought?

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