The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching - Chapters Thirteen and Fourteen Summary & Analysis

Nhat Hanh
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Chapters Thirteen and Fourteen Summary and Analysis

Right Action means to do everything connected with the body nonviolently and in mindfulness, to stop killing and "begin saving and helping," with reverence for life. Generosity, sharing, cultivating love and kindness, and living simply, taking no more than our share, is Right Action. The Third Mindfulness Training is about sexual responsibility, for ourselves, our children and the species. The fifth Mindfulness training is associated with ingesting healthy foods and only those that preserve peace, well-being and joy without damage to our selves or society. Hanh discourages drinking of any alcohol in the interest of ourselves and others, using mindful consumption to stop the course of "destruction for our body, our consciousness, and the collective body and consciousness of our society." Right Action is related to Right Livelihood, or earning a living in non-destructive ways...

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