Buddha-Basics (Part VII) — Acting Right

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39074

    Buddha-Basics (Part VII) — Acting Right

    The fourth branch of the Eightfold Path is Right Action — acting in accord with the Buddhist Precepts. Neither commandments nor laws, the Precepts serve as arrows pointing toward a peaceful, balanced, healthful life and world.

    We are guided to seek, as we can, to abstain from harming others and ourselves, to abstain from taking life, from taking what is not given through stealing or dishonesty, to abstain from destructive sexual conduct. Positively stated, right action is to act kindly and compassionately, to be honest, to respect others, and to keep relationships healthful.

    As we can, we act seeking to avoid harm to oneself or others, and in ways that are healthful and helpful to ourselves and others — knowing that there is, ultimately, no difference between oneself and others.

    Each summer, at our Treeleaf Sangha, we begin a course of preparation for Jukai, a ceremony of ‘Undertaking the Precepts’ and committing to this Path. That includes personal study and reflection on each of the Precepts. I hope that some people so inclined might join us in that, and would contact me if so.

    CLICK HERE for today’s Sit-A-Long video.



    Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended.
    Last edited by Jundo; 03-21-2020, 03:52 PM.
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  • Rick
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    • Aug 2013
    • 38

    #2
    Thanks, Jundo. That was great.

    Gassho,
    Rick

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    • Byokan
      Treeleaf Unsui
      • Apr 2014
      • 4269

      #3


      Gassho
      Lisa
      sat today
      展道 渺寛 Tendō Byōkan
      Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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      • Josan
        Member
        • Aug 2013
        • 137

        #4
        Thank you Jundo, for a wonderfully clear teaching,
        Gassho,
        David
        sattoday
        If you miss the moment, you miss your life - John Daido Loori

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        • Dave d
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          • Jan 2015
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          #5
          Thanks Jundo

          Gassho
          Dave
          sat today

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          • Troy
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            • Sep 2013
            • 1318

            #6
            Thank you


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            • Jika
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              • Jun 2014
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              #7
              治 Ji
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              • Bodhi
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                • Jan 2014
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                #8
                Gassho,
                Jason

                Sat this day


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                • Tai Shi
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                  • Oct 2014
                  • 3302

                  #9
                  Al of this reading from 1 to 8 is so important to my understanding Thank You Jundo, Tai Shi sat today Gassho.
                  Peaceful, Tai Shi. Ubasoku; calm, supportive, for positive poetry 優婆塞 台 婆

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                  • Cyd

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                    • Tai Shi
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                      • Oct 2014
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                      #11
                      I will undertake the precepts this year also Tai Shi std Gassho and deep bows.


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                      Peaceful, Tai Shi. Ubasoku; calm, supportive, for positive poetry 優婆塞 台 婆

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                      • jmiller
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                        • Mar 2017
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                        #12
                        Thank you for another teaching Jundo.

                        Gassho,
                        John Miller
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                        • Budo-Dan
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                          • Jun 2017
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                          #13
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                          • Teiro
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                            • Jan 2018
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                            #14
                            Thank you, Jundo.



                            Teiro

                            sat today
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                            • jonlee
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                              • May 2022
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                              #15
                              Thank you for the beautiful lesson. Where would one find more information on the next Jukai ceremony?

                              Gassho,
                              Jon
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