Author Topic: Seriously considering, and preparing, to change my job to a much simpler one.  (Read 174 times)

Offline Samana Johann

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Broaden the possibilities to take part on the merits, having been shared and seen here.

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Its relation to the other factors of the path

"And how is right view the forerunner? One discerns wrong livelihood as wrong livelihood, and right livelihood as right livelihood. And what is wrong livelihood? Scheming, persuading, hinting, belittling, & pursuing gain with gain. This is wrong livelihood...

"One tries to abandon wrong livelihood & to enter into right livelihood: This is one's right effort. One is mindful to abandon wrong livelihood & to enter & remain in right livelihood: This is one's right mindfulness. Thus these three qualities — right view, right effort, & right mindfulness — run & circle around right livelihood."

— MN 117


Livelihood: maintaining certain wellbeing to continue existence: four requisites (food, cloth, shelter, medicine) e.g. wellbeing of/through body; objects of concentration for the mind.

Right livelihood: maintained neither (or as less as possible) harm for oneself and all others.

Right livelihood is needed for possible effective reward, yet often very hard to chance, lacking of visible alternatives.

So maybe room to share own experiences, doubts, questions or simple rejoicing and expressing that.

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 And what is wrong livelihood? Scheming, persuading, hinting, belittling....  :jinsyx:

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If that post would not have exactly "Scheming, persuading, hinting, belittling..." as intent, it would be worthy a saddhu. Anyway, good example to build.

The honest effort to alternatives for once livelihood comes from seeing harm for oneself and/or others of course. Others then in different traditions there is less room for hypocrisy and blind following and much can be solved by simply chance objectives while following the same occupation.
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