Right Intention (sammā-saṅkappa)
Alternative translations: Right Resolve
Parent topic: Eightfold Path
Subtopic: Renunciation
19 excerpts, 1:12:23 total duration

All excerpts (19) Questions about (8) Answers involving (11)

Metta Retreat, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 9, 2008

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7. “What is loving kindness? What is the body and mind’s experience when I feel metta for myself and others?” [Goodwill] // [Idealism] [Culture/West] [Right Intention] [Aversion] [Thai] [Happiness] [Translation] [Bhante Gunaratana] [Tranquility] [Spaciousness]

Quote: “The base of loving-kindness is dwelling in non-aversion.”


Metta Retreat, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 10, 2008

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5. “How will I know if I’m experiencing loving-kindness?” [Goodwill] // [Right Intention] [Aversion]


The Gradual Training, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Yatiko – Oct. 20, 2012

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2. “In the example you gave of the snake (MN 22), can you give an example of how the Dhamma can bite you?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Yatiko. [Similes] [Gradual Teaching] // [Abhidhamma] [Conflict] [Meditation/Techniques] [Clinging] [Unwholesome Roots] [Right Intention] [Learning]

Story: The teachings of Dhammakaya. Told by Ajahn Pasanno. [Self-identity view] [Commerce/economics] [Nibbāna] [Generosity]

Story: An Abhidhamma teacher visits Ajahn Chah. Told by Ajahn Pasanno. [Ajahn Chah]


The Whole of the Path: The Fruits of Spiritual Friendship, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 22, 2013

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4. “If my sister has unwholesome friendships, how can I help her redirect these?” [Family] [Spiritual friendship] // [Compassion] [Judgementalism] [Right Intention] [Right Speech] [Admonishment/feedback]

Story: An Abhayagiri monk skillfully conveys concerns to his father. [Abhayagiri]


Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 40Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 3, 2015

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2. “Can sharing merit with many types of beings tie one to society?” [Merit] // [Right Effort] [Right Intention]

Story: Lama Zopa delights in sharing merit. [Lama Zopa]


Two Kinds of Thought and the Removal of Distracting Thoughts, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 4, 2017

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3. “I got a little confused about the part [of MN 19] where it says, 'these thoughts are not to be feared.'” [Fear] [Directed thought and evaluation] // [Right Intention] [Calming meditation] [Happiness]

Quote: “In trying to stop thinking, there's an incredible tension that is created in the mind.” [Suffering]

Follow-up: “[MN 19] mentioned that these thoughts might make you tired.” [Sloth and torpor]


Two Kinds of Thought and the Removal of Distracting Thoughts, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 4, 2017

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8. “All these practices [in MN 20] have been useful to calm the thoughts in the moment, but with ill-will and forgiveness, it hasn't genuinely changed the underlying emotion. I thought I had forgiven somebody, but ill-will comes up towards that person six months later. When do you genuinely change the underlying emotion?” [Calming meditation] [Ill-will] [Forgiveness] [Unwholesome Roots] // [Right Intention] [Conditionality] [Perfectionism]


The New Ajahn Chah Biography, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Apr. 21, 2018

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11. “Is refining the Five Precepts sufficient for lay practice to be transformative?” [Five Precepts] [Lay life] [Ajahn Chah] // [Vinaya] [Mindfulness] [Right Intention] [Relinquishment] [Compassion] [Truth]


Chanting, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 2, 2018

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8. “Can we approach chanting as praying for someone in a difficult situation?” [Christianity] [Devotional practice] [Family] [Health] [Chanting] // [Skillful qualities] [Compassion] [Right Intention] [Merit] [Abhayagiri] [Nature of the cosmos]


The Path of Practice, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 16, 2019

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5. “Years ago I considered the Buddha someone wbo practiced harm reduction. But having worked in the field, I've started to have a lot of conflict around when people request paraphanelia to help them use [drugs]. The idea is to keep them alive, but now it's become very complicated because people are still dying. Is this a violation of right livelihood? Could you speak about wisdom and compassion?” [Intoxicants] [Health care] [Death] [Right Livelihood] [Discernment] [Compassion] [Gratitude] // [Right Intention] [Crime] [Politics and society]

Quote: “As a person who is trying to help, you have to learn harm reduction to yourself.” [Depression]


Abhayagiri Kaṭhina 2021, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 5, 2021

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2. “Early on in practice, I learned that practicing sīla (virtue) leads to the bliss of the blamelessness life and creates the conditions for samādhi. What is the Pāli word that translates to 'the bliss of the blameless life?'” [Virtue] [Happiness] [Concentration] [Pāli] // [Right Livelihood] [Generosity] [Right Intention]

Quote: “Sīla is the opportunity to rise up to a life of integrity.”