Wisdom Living

Stability

Introduction This chapter presents a version of the fifth paramita, called in Sanskrit dhyana, which is usually translated as meditation or mindfulness. However, in the context of Wisdom Living, here we do not separate the practice of meditation from everyday life,  as it is sometimes done in Mahayana. The primary purpose is the attitude of […]

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Patience

Introduction The next attitude which assists in wisdom training is patience. It is adapted from the paramita called kshanti in Sanskrit, which means endurance or patience. In the context of wisdom training,  the attitude of patience means that we continue whatever we decided to do until we finished it, or we decided that further continuation […]

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Dignity

Introduction After discussing the attitude of Openness, we may notice that by itself, though significantly important, leaves too much space for being misinterpreted. It needs some form to make it more successful and useful. Perhaps for that reason or, maybe independently, there was introduced the next paramita called in Sanskrit shila, which was usually translated […]

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Openness

Introduction Before we continue the subject of integration of Wisdom Training into our everyday life, I decided to discuss our attitudes to which we adhere. In the last chapter, I already talked about the necessity of the attitude of treating common household tasks as opportunities rather than chores. But the subject is much wider than […]

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The basic practice of mind resting – an overview and instruction

General description of the basic practice  The rationale for using the practice of mind resting (in short MR) was already presented in the feuilleton “How to deal with concepts”. Now we will discuss the practice itself. It radically it reduces the quantity and intensity of useless thoughts which cause the unnecessary effort and tiredness of […]

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Strategy of dealing with concepts

Process of the decline of wisdom After stratification has forcefully imposed upon human society needed, some form of justification, to become acceptable. That meant a profound change in the way humanity perceived itself and the whole reality. Using Marxist jargon, we could say that this new stratified systems needed ideological support and justification. In modern […]

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Human Wisdom

Introduction This feuilleton provides the basis for all the following ones. It describes human Wisdom as the essential quality which permitted human species to survive and continue developing with no significant genetic alternations.  Human Wisdom This feuilleton will describe what I mean by the term “human wisdom.” Rather than trying to produce some philosophical definition […]

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