The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching - Study Guide Chapter Twenty-Four Summary & Analysis

Nhat Hanh
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Our true home, and paradise, are in the present moment. The Five Faculties are powers that can help us generate the energy in ourselves to be in paradise, like we experienced as children. The first is faith in something reliable, and something which we understand instead of ideas or dogma. The second is diligence, which strengthens faith. The third is mindfulness, which allows us to look deeply into the truth; the fourth is concentration, which leads to insight and faith. The fifth power is insight or wisdom, which is the understanding that results from the other powers. When all five are working, they create energy for practice and happiness. Practicing the five powers is like cultivating the seeds in the store consciousness, which all exist, whether wholesome or not.

The appellation "Buddha" means to wake up in a deep way. We all have...

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