10 Wholesome and Unwholesome Actions
We will study and practice with a 3-part series for our East Bay Dhamma meetings on the "10 Wholesome and Unwholesome Things." This collection is spoken of by the Buddha in (literally) hundreds of suttas; and it provides a foundation for a life well-lived and a happy destination after death. This 10-item list divides easily into 3 parts: actions by body, speech and mind.
First meeting - March 13th
We will have an overview of the list and then focus on bodily actions. Our readings will come from the suttas of the Pali Canon. Here are the recommended readings for the first Saturday, along with links to them on Sutta Central:
MN 41 The People of Sālā - https://suttacentral.net/mn41/en/sujato
AN 10:167 The Brahmin Ceremony of Descent - https://suttacentral.net/an10.167/en/sujato
AN 10:169 With Saṅgārava - https://suttacentral.net/an10.169/en/sujato
Second Meeting - April 10th
We will focus on verbal actions, which cover 4 of the 10 items: false speech, divisive speech, harsh speech and idle speech or gossip.
Here are the readings:
AN 10.176 With Cunda - Focus on the description of these verbal actions - https://suttacentral.net/an10.176/en/sujato
AN 10.172 Bad Principles (2nd) - Reflect on the wholesome and unwholesome qualities that originate from these verbal actions - https://suttacentral.net/an10.172/en/sujato
MN 21 Simile of the Saw- Focus on the 5 courses of speech - https://suttacentral.net/mn21/en/sujato
MN 58 With Prince Abhaya - Using unwelcome or disagreeable words - https://suttacentral.net/mn58/en/sujato
SN 56:10 Unworthy Talk - What talk do you find unworthy, frivolous or pointless? -
Saturday, March 13th, April 10th, and May 8th
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Our third and final meeting on this topic will be on Saturday, May 8th, focusing on mental actions.
We look forward to seeing you.
Ayya Santussika and Ayya Cittananda