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In
his 29th year he renounced the worldly life and exchanged his princely
career for that of a homeless mendicant. After six years of hard
striving he at last attained his goal: deliverance from the round of
rebirths, or Samsara.
“Monks,
there is one person  whose birth into this world is for the welfare and
happiness of many, out of compassion for the world, for the gain and
welfare and happiness of gods and humanity. Who is this one person? It
is the Tathรขgata, who is a Worthy One, a Fully Awakened One  ~ Anguttara
Nikaya”

“Hard is it to be born a man; hard is the life of
mortals. Hard is it to gain the opportunity of hearing the Sublime
Truth, and hard to encounter is the arising of the Buddhas.~ Dhammapada
182″


Verse 182. Four Rare Opportunities



Human birth is hard to gain,
hard for mortals is their life,
to come to Dhamma True is hard,
rare the Buddhaโ€™s arising.


Explanation: It is rare that one is born a human being, in
this cycle of rebirth. It is difficult and rare to get the opportunity
to hear the good teaching, It is, indeed, rare for the birth of a
Buddha to occur.

Be islands unto yourselves, refuges unto yourselves, seeking
no external refuge; with the Dhamma as your island, the Dhamma as your
refuge, seeking no other refuge ~ Maha Parinibbana sutta”

“Driven
by fear, men go for refuge to many places — to hills, woods, groves,
trees and shrines. Such, indeed, is no safe refuge; such is not the
refuge supreme. Not by resorting to such a refuge is one released from
all suffering. He who has gone for refuge to the Buddha, the Teaching
and his Order, penetrates with transcendental wisdom the Four Noble
Truths — suffering, the cause of suffering, the cessation of suffering,
and the Noble Eightfold Path leading to the cessation of suffering.
This,
indeed, is refuge secure. By seeking such refuge one is released from all
sorrow.
~ Dhammapada 188-192″


Verse 188. Fear Stricken Masses

Many a refuge do they seek
on hills, in woods, to sacred trees,
to monasteries and shrines they go.
Folk by fear tormented.

Explanation: Human beings who tremble in fear seek refuge
in mountains, forests, parks, trees, and shrines.


Verse 189. Those Refuges Do Not Help

Such refuge isnโ€™t secure,
such refuge isnโ€™t supreme.
From all dukkha oneโ€™s not free

unto that refuge gone.

Explanation: These are not secure refuges. The are not the
supreme refuge. One who takes refuge in them is not released from
all sufferings.


Verse 190. Seeing Four Noble Truths

But going for refuge to Buddha,
to Dhamma and the Sangha too,
one sees with perfect wisdom
the tetrad of the Noble Truths:

Explanation: If a wise person were to take
refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma and the Sangha, he will observe the four
Noble Truths with high wisdom.


Verse 191. The Noble Path

Dukkha, its causal arising,
the overcoming of dukkha,
and the Eight-fold Path thatโ€™s Noble
leading to dukkhaโ€™s allaying.

Explanation: The four extraordinary realities are suffering;
the arising of suffering; the ending of suffering; the eight-fold
path leading to the ending of suffering.


Verse 192 The Refuge That Ends All Suffering

Such refuge is secure,
such refuge is supreme.
From all dukkha one is free

unto that refuge gone.

Explanation: This refuge in the Triple Refuge is, of course,
totally secure. This is the supreme refuge. Once you take this refuge
you gain release from all your sufferings.


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“Hard is it to be born a man; hard is the life of mortals. Hard is it to gain the opportunity of hearing the Sublime Truth, and hard to encounter is the arising of the Buddhas.~ Dhammapada 182″

Verse 182. Four Rare Opportunities Human birth is hard to gain,
hard for mortals is their life,
to come to Dhamma True is hard,
rare the Buddhaโ€™s arising. Explanation: It is rare that one is born a human being, in this cycle of rebirth. It is difficult and rare to get the opportunity to hear the good teaching, It is, indeed, rare for the birth of a Buddha to occur.Be islands unto yourselves, refuges unto yourselves, seeking no external refuge; with the Dhamma as your island, the Dhamma as your refuge, seeking no other refuge ~ Maha Parinibbana sutta”
“Driven by fear, men go for refuge to many places — to hills, woods, groves, trees and shrines. Such, indeed, is no safe refuge; such is not the refuge supreme. Not by resorting to such a refuge is one released from all suffering. He who has gone for refuge to the Buddha, the Teaching and his Order, penetrates with transcendental wisdom the Four Noble Truths — suffering, the cause of suffering, the cessation of suffering, and the Noble Eightfold Path leading to the cessation of suffering. This,
indeed, is refuge secure. By seeking such refuge one is released from all
sorrow.

~ Dhammapada 188-192″
Verse 188. Fear Stricken Masses Many a refuge do they seek
on hills, in woods, to sacred trees,
to monasteries and shrines they go.
Folk by fear tormented. Explanation: Human beings who tremble in fear seek refuge in mountains, forests, parks, trees, and shrines.
Verse 189. Those Refuges Do Not Help Such refuge isnโ€™t secure,
such refuge isnโ€™t supreme.
From all dukkha oneโ€™s not free
unto that refuge gone. Explanation: These are not secure refuges. The are not the supreme refuge. One who takes refuge in them is not released from all sufferings.
Verse 190. Seeing Four Noble Truths But going for refuge to Buddha,
to Dhamma and the Sangha too,
one sees with perfect wisdom
the tetrad of the Noble Truths: Explanation: If a wise person were to take refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma and the Sangha, he will observe the four Noble Truths with high wisdom.
Verse 191. The Noble Path Dukkha, its causal arising,
the overcoming of dukkha,
and the Eight-fold Path thatโ€™s Noble
leading to dukkhaโ€™s allaying. Explanation: The four extraordinary realities are suffering; the arising of suffering; the ending of suffering; the eight-fold path leading to the ending of suffering.
Verse 192 The Refuge That Ends All Suffering Such refuge is secure,
such refuge is supreme.
From all dukkha one is free
unto that refuge gone. Explanation: This refuge in the Triple Refuge is, of course, totally secure. This is the supreme refuge. Once you take this refuge you gain release from all your sufferings.



1. Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta
The Sutta
I
have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Varanasi
in the Game Refuge at Isipatana. There he addressed the group of five
monks:
“There
are these two extremes that are not to be indulged in by one who has
gone forth. Which two? That which is devoted to sensual pleasure with
reference to sensual objects: base, vulgar, common, ignoble,
unprofitable; and that which is devoted to self-affliction: painful,
ignoble, unprofitable. Avoiding both of these extremes, the middle way
realized by the Tathagata โ€” producing vision, producing knowledge โ€”
leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding.
“And
what is the middle way realized by the Tathagata that โ€” producing
vision, producing knowledge โ€” leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to
self-awakening, to Unbinding? Precisely this Noble Eightfold Path: right
view, right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood,
right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration. This is the middle
way realized by the Tathagata that โ€” producing vision, producing
knowledge โ€” leads to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to
Unbinding.
“Now
this, monks, is the noble truth of stress:1 Birth is stressful, aging
is stressful, death is stressful; sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress,
& despair are stressful; association with the unbeloved is
stressful, separation from the loved is stressful, not getting what is
wanted is stressful. In short, the five clinging-aggregates are
stressful.
“And
this, monks, is the noble truth of the origination of stress: the
craving that makes for further becoming โ€” accompanied by passion &
delight, relishing now here & now there โ€” i.e., craving for sensual
pleasure, craving for becoming, craving for non-becoming.
“And
this, monks, is the noble truth of the cessation of stress: the
remainderless fading & cessation, renunciation, relinquishment,
release, & letting go of that very craving.
“And
this, monks, is the noble truth of the way of practice leading to the
cessation of stress: precisely this Noble Eightfold Path โ€” right view,
right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right
effort, right mindfulness


patimokkha(Rules)

Buddhist Monastic Code I

Chapter 1

Patimokkha

The Pฤแนญimokkha is available to us in several recensions, some in Indic languages,
others in Tibetan or Chinese translations. However, of the Indic recensions, only
one โ€” the Pali โ€” is still a living tradition, recited fortnightly and put into practice by
Theravฤdin bhikkhus throughout the world. This is the recension translated and
explained in this book.

The meaning of the term pฤแนญimokkha is a matter of conjecture. According to the
Mahฤvagga it means “the beginning, the head (or entrance โ€” mukha), the foremost
(pamukha) of skillful qualities” (Mv.II.3.4). The term serves as the name not only of
the basic code of training rules, but also of a sermon in which the Buddha
enumerated the basic principles common to the teachings of all Buddhas: “The
non-doing of all evil, the performance of what is skillful, and the purification of
one’s mind: This is the Buddhas’ message” (Dhp.183). Thus whatever the etymology
of the term pฤแนญimokkha, it denotes a set of principles basic to the practice of the
religion.

The basic code of training rules for bhikkhus, in its Pali recension, contains 227
rules divided into eight sections in accordance with the penalty assigned by each
rule: pฤrฤjika, defeat; saแน…ghฤdisesa, formal meeting; aniyata, indefinite; nissaggiya
pฤcittiya, forfeiture and confession; pฤcittiya, confession; pฤแนญidesanฤซya,
acknowledgement; sekhiya, training; and adhikaraแน‡a-samatha, settling of issues.
The following chapters will discuss the precise meanings of these terms.
Three of these terms, though, do not denote penalties. The aniyata rules give
directions for judging uncertain cases; the sekhiya rules simply say, “(This is) a
training to be followed,” without assigning a particular penalty for not following
them; and the adhikaraแน‡a-samatha rules give procedures to follow in settling issues
that may arise in the Community. Thus there are only five types of penalty
mentioned in the Pฤแนญimokkha rules themselves, ranging from permanent expulsion
from the Community to simple confession in the presence of another bhikkhu. None
of the penalties, we should note, involve physical punishment of any kind. And we
should further note that the purpose of undergoing the penalties is not somehow to
absolve one from guilt or to erase any bad kamma one may incur by breaking the
rules. Rather, the purpose is both personal and social: to strengthen one’s resolve
to refrain from such behavior in the future, and to reassure one’s fellow bhikkhus
that one is still serious about following the training.
In addition to the penalties directly mentioned in the rules, there are also penalties
derived from the rules by the Vibhaแน…ga and commentaries. These derived penalties
deal with two sorts of cases: 1) A bhikkhu tries to commit an action mentioned in
one of the rules, but the action for one reason or another does not reach

Introduction to the Patimokkha Rules

Penalties

The
system of penalties the Buddha worked out for the rules is based on two
principles. The first is that the training aims primarily at the
development of the mind. Thus the factors of intention and perception
often determine whether or not a particular action is an infringement of
a rule. For instance, killing an animal accidentally is, in terms of
the mind of the agent, very different from killing it purposefully, and
does not count as an infringement of the rule against killing.

There
are a few rules where the factors of intention and perception make no
difference at all โ€” such as in the rule forbidding a monk to drink
alcohol โ€” but they almost always deal with situations where one would be
expected to be mindful and perceptive enough to know what’s going on,
and so these rules too help in the training of the mind.
In
any event, the system of analyzing each offense into the factors of
effort, object, perception, intention and result shows how adherence to
the rules leads directly to the development of concentration and
discernment. If a monk is careful to view his actions in terms of these
factors, he is developing mindfulness, an analytical approach to events
in the present, and persistence. These are the first three factors for
Awakening, and form the basis for the remaining four: rapture, serenity,
concentration and equanimity.

The
second principle used in determining penalties is based on the Buddha’s
observation to Ananda, one of his chief disciples, that friendship and
companionship with the good is the whole of the religious life. Anyone
who approaches the Dhamma seriously should be wise enough to realize
that without the opportunity of associating and learning from people who
are experienced on the path, it is well nigh impossible to make any
progress on one’s own. The monks are thus expected to value their good
standing vis a vis the well-behaved members of their group, and so the
system of punishments worked out by the Buddha revolves entirely around
affecting the offender’s status within the Community.
The Patimokkha classifies its rules into seven levels:

pฤrฤjika, defeat;

saแน…ghฤdisesa, entailing Communal meetings;

nissaggiya pฤcittiya, entailing forfeiture and confession;
pฤcittiya, entailing confession;
pฤแนญidesanฤซya, entailing acknowledgement;
sekhiya, trainings; and
adhikaraแน‡a samatha, the settlement of issues.

If
a monk breaks one of the four most serious rules โ€” the pฤrฤjikas
(Pr)defeat โ€” he is expelled from the Community for life. If he breaks
one of the next most serious classes of the rules โ€” the saแน…ghฤdisesas
(Sg)entailing Communal meetings โ€” he is put on probation for six days,
during which time he is stripped of his seniority, is not trusted to go
anywhere unaccompanied by four other monks of regular standing, and
daily has to confess his offense to every monk who lives in or happens
to visit the monastery. At the end of his probation, twenty monks have
to be convened to reinstate him to his original status.

The
next three levels of rules โ€” nissaggiya pฤcittiya (NP)entailing
forfeiture and confession, pฤcittiya (Pc)entailing confession, and
pฤแนญidesanฤซya (Pd) โ€” entail simple confession to a fellow monk, although
the NP rules involved an article that has to be forfeited โ€” in most
cases temporarily, although in a few cases the object has to be
forfeited for good, in which case the offender has to confess his
offense to the entire Community.

If
a monk commits an offense and refuses to undergo the penalty, the
Community may decide how seriously they take the matter. Since there is
no monks’ police beyond the individual’s conscience, it may often happen
that no one else knows of the offense to begin with, and nothing is
done. If however it becomes common knowledge, and the Community regards
it as a serious matter, they should talk privately with the monk to help
him see the error of his ways. If he is recalcitrant, they may strip
him temporarily of his status, either by censuring him, stripping him of
his seniority, driving him from the Community, or suspending him from
the Order of monks as a whole. If the offender sees the error of his
ways and reforms his behavior accordingly, the Community may return him
to his former status.
Now
of course there may be some hardened souls among the monks who are
unfazed by punishments of this sort, but we should note that the Buddha
saw no use for physical coercion in enforcing his rules. If a monk had
to be physically forced into abiding by the training, his heart wouldn’t
be in it, and there is no way that he could benefit from it. Such monks
the Buddha considered beyond the pale, although he allowed them to stay
on in the Community in hopes that eventually their conscience would get
the better of them. In the meantime, the law of karma would guarantee
that in the long run, they would not be getting away with anything at
all.

The
final two levels of rules in the Patimokkha do not give a particular
penalty. The sekhiya (Sk) trainingsrules โ€” dealing primarily with
etiquette โ€” simply state that one should work at following them. The
Sutta Vibhanga explains that if one oversteps them out of disrespect,
one should confess the fact. The adhikaraแน‡a samatha (As) the settlement
of issues rules are not so much rules as they are principles to follow
in dealing with issues that arise in the Community. If monks try to
settle an issue without following these principles, their decision is
invalid, and they must confess their wrongdoing to other monks who took
no part in the decision.


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Monastic Code IChapter 1PatimokkhaThe Pฤแนญimokkha is available to us in
several recensions, some in Indic languages,others in Tibetan or Chinese
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While some fruits and vegetables arenโ€™t entirely suited to low-light
areas, you can still have a successful indoor garden if you make some
accommodations. 


A few options that grow successfully indoors:



To help your plants grow their best, be sure and pick up an LED grow light. It can mimic the sunโ€™s natural rays and make it possible for you to enjoy freshly picked fruits and vegetables year-round.


Growing fruits and vegetables inside can be made even simpler with a hydroponic gardening system.
This fun and easy system is entirely self-contained, so you never have
to worry about overwatering or maintaining soil quality.



Houseplants 


Low-light houseplants are a terrific entry point for gardeners who
donโ€™t feel ready to start growing their own food but want to bring
nature indoors. You can even try growing some of them in a terrarium


While there are many low-light plants you can grow inside, these are some of our favorites. Weโ€™ve included their botanical and common names when possible:


  • Pothos or Devilโ€™s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) 
  • Philodendron
  • Snake plant or Mother-in-Lawโ€™s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata)
  • Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum)
  • ZZ Plant (zamioculcas zamiifolia)
  • Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
  • Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)
  • Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)
  • Swiss cheese plant (Monstera Deliciosa)
  • Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  • Zebra or rattlesnake plant (Calathea)
  • Parlor palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
  • Staghorn fern (Platycerium bifurcatum)
  • Birdโ€™s nest fern (Asplenium nidus)
  • Succulents
  • Bromeliads
  • Peperomia
  • Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra)


Start an Indoor Garden With Low-Light Plants



Person wearing gloves while planting seedlings

Low-light plants make it easy to start an indoor garden and grow your
own food without perfect lighting conditions. Growing your own food
also allows you to connect with nature in new ways while supplying you
and your family with organic nourishment all year long.


For more ways to grow fruits and vegetables indoors and out, keep browsing our Back to the Roots blog.


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