Right Effort

5 Minute Dharma
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The Buddha said. Though, this is the noble truths of the path that leads to the need of suffering. It is simply this noble eightfold path that is right view right intention right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right meditation. So, we've been looking at these eight parts today. We WanNa look at right effort. So again, we go to the Buddhist scriptures and the Buddhist said, and what is right effort. It's when a practitioner generates. Enthusiasm tries makes an effort exerts the mind and strive so that bad unskillful qualities don't arise. They generate enthusiasm, try make an effort, exert the mind and strive so that bad on qualities that have arisen are given up. They generate enthusiasm, try make an effort exert the mind and strive so that skillful qualities that have not arisen do arise. They generate enthusiasm, try make an effort, exert the mind strive. So that skillful qualities that have arisen remain are not lost but increase mature and fulfilled by development. This is called right effort. Let's look at those a little more detail right effort than deals with generating enthusiasm. Another translation has generates desire for the idea here is that you have to generate something you have to stir something in you a desire for skillful qualities a desire to get rid of bad unskillful qualities. This is something you stir within you. A desire that you have. To develop. which goes to show you that not all desire is bad selfish desires bad but benevolent and altruistic desire is not. Next at says to try. Not, try here nother transition has endeavour it means that you make an effort. It means that you apply yourself and matter of fact, the next one make an effort. I. Like one translation says activate persistence. So not only do you endeavor, but you activate persistence you stick to it. And that stick to it of Nece is what makes it successful? The next one is exert the mind another translation says applies his mind and yet another translation one that I particularly like exerts his intent. That means that he is intent on doing something. He is put his mind on achieving something and that would what he's trying to achieve here in using right effort is to have skillful qualities to make sure that they increase and to get rid of bad unskillful qualities. And the last one is strives that means he upholds intent as one translation puts it. He sticks to it. He strives he keeps with it. These are the things that right energy is talking about. The aim of energy is also specified as four things. The first is so that bad unskillful qualities don't arise. The second is so that bad on Sofa qualities that have arisen are given up si one eliminate bad unskillful qualities. The third is so that skillful qualities that have not arisen do arise you want to cultivate them you want to plant the seed and cultivate them. And lastly, so that skillful qualities that have arisen remain you don't WanNa lose them in other words. So they're not lost. But rather rather just holding onto them

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