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)

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

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3. “How does one look at intention?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Yatiko. [Volition] [Right Intention] // [Four Noble Truths] [Discernment] [Delusion]

Quote: “Sometimes you don't want to look at intention too closely because you'll convince yourself of anything.” — Ajahn Pasanno


Right Livelihood, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Apr. 21, 2013

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16. “Some people want to help but find themselves in situations in which profit dictates the priorities. How can they protect their integrity in such situations?” [Compassion] [Health care] [Commerce/economics] [Right Intention] [Right Livelihood] // [Learning] [Idealism] [Requisites] [Happiness]

Story: Ajahn Karuniko studies engineering, then quits a job in the arms industry to become a monk. [Military] [Monastic life/Motivation]


Abhayagiri Monastic Retreat 2013, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 25, 2013

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20. “Please explain the inner workings of right intention and its karmic effect.” [Right Intention] [Kamma] [Volition]


Buddhist Identity in the Modern WorldAjahn Pasanno – Aug. 15, 2015

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19. Comment by Ajahn Ñāṇiko: I keep coming back to true principle–what are we doing it all for? [Dhamma] [Killing] [Right Intention] [Buddhist identity]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Attachment to rites and rituals] [Suffering] [Happiness] [Skillful qualities]


Thanksgiving Retreat 2016, Session 7Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 25, 2016

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7. “Generally, is right intention a subset of kamma or is it the whole enchilada?” [Right Intention] [Kamma]


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

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16. Comment: My experience with method five [of MN 20] is that it works when the mind doing the crushing is compassion mind, wisdom mind. [Directed thought and evaluation] [Compassion] [Discernment] [Right Intention]

Responses by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Karuṇadhammo.


The Teaching and the Training, Session 8Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 26, 2018

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7. “What is the role of admonishement? How do we admonish skillfully?” [Admonishment/feedback] [Right Intention] [Monastic life] [Saṅgha] // [Respect for elders]

Story: Ajahn Amaro waits a year before giving feedback. [Ajahn Amaro]


Love, Attachment, and Friendship, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Oct. 12, 2019

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8. “Could you say some more about the process of change?... You can have a big tool kit and apply it with the best of intentions. Sometimes magical things happen, and sometimes nothing happens.” [Right Effort] [Conditionality] [Right Intention] [Progress of insight] // [Goodwill] [Relinquishment] [Ajahn Chah] [Impermanence] [Long-term practice] [Learning] [Dependent origination] [Not-self] [Mindfulness]