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Dogs are welcome at the Sunday Market but please don't bring them onto the deck where the food is served.

The Sunday Market is held every Sunday, come rain or shine, from about 8:30am until 1:00 pm. Some booths may run out of food earlier. Come join us for great food & view in a family friendly setting!

Interested in meditation workshop? Open the Meditation menu and select 2017 Meditation Workshops for a list of dates. Signup forms are available in the Temple. You can also sign-up at the workshop.

Click here to learn more about the Buddha Learning Group. The discussion group meets every Sunday in the main Temple between 11:30am and 12:30pm. On the second Sunday of each month we have a more formal session on Buddhism.

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SECTION TWO

Steering Life to Its Objectives

A. Three levels of objectives. One should conduct one’s life so as to attain the three levels of objectives (attha) as follows:

Level 1: diññhadhammikattha, i.e. the temporal objective or present benefit

A) Enjoying good health, physical fitness, freedom from maladies, and longevity.

B) Having work and income, having honest livelihood, and being economically self-reliant.

C) Having good status, and gaining the respect of society.

D) Having a happy family, establishing a good reputation of one’s family.

All the four objectives above should be righteously achieved and

utilized for the sake of oneself and others.


Level 2: samparàyikattha, i.e. the spiritual objective or further benefit.

A) Being endowed with warmth, deep appreciation and happiness; being not lonesome or unfirm; having an ideal to adhere to so as to be strong with faith.

B) Being proud of a clean life, of having done only wholesome deeds with virtue.

C) Being gratified in a worthwhile life, in having always done what is beneficial with sacrifice.

D) Being courageous and confident to resolve problems as well as conduct one’s life and duties with wisdom.

E) Being secure and confident in having a guarantee for the future life in consequence of having done only good deeds.

 

Level 3: paramattha, i.e. the highest objective or greatest benefit:

A) Having a secure, peaceful and stable mind, unshaken even when affected by the ways of the world or confronted with vicissitudes or changes.

B) Not being so distressed by clinging or attachment as to feel disappointed or sorrowful; having a mind that is relieved, clear, buoyant and free.

C) Being refreshed, cheerful, not sullen or depressed; being radiant and free from suffering; enjoying genuine bliss.

D) Being well aware of causes and conditions and acting accordingly; leading a life that is impeccable and bright; conducting oneself with wisdom.

One who is able to attain from the second level of benefit upwards is known as a wise man (paõóita).


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