Panyaden 12 Wise Habits: Metta Karuna

March 31, 2020By Nim12 Wise Habits, Uncategorized

Metta, often translated as loving kindness, is perhaps better defined as goodwill or benevolence. It is a strong, sincere wish for the happiness of all beings without discrimination. Karuna is compassion, the empathetic understanding of the suffering of others and the genuine wish to relieve them of that suffering.     In the teachings of the Buddha, … Read More

Panyaden 12 Wise Habits: Indriya Samvara

March 3, 2020By Nim12 Wise Habits, Uncategorized

Panyaden 12 Wise Habits: Indriya-samvara Indriya‐samvara (we use the Thai translation at school which is pronounced insee‐sang‐won) means ‘using the senses wisely,’ or restraint of the senses. The term is often found in Buddhist texts as indriya samvara sila and as such this Wise Habit means self‐control of the senses in order to live a … Read More

Panyaden 12 Wise Habits: Sacca

February 3, 2020By Nim12 Wise Habits, Featured Posts, Uncategorized

Sacca (pronounced ‘sat‐ja’) is a Pali word meaning “real” or “true.” It means to uphold integrity by speaking and acting according to the truth and to keep one’s word. It is a wise habit of profound importance and yet in daily life it is one of the most difficult for us to consistently practise. In … Read More

Panyaden 12 Wise Habits: Samadhi

January 8, 2020By Nim12 Wise Habits, Featured Posts, Uncategorized

The word samadhi originates from the Sanskrit sam‐a‐dha, meaning “to bring together.” It is usually translated as “concentration” or composing of the mind. It is the mind that does not waver, does not scatter itself and is focused on the task at hand despite being disturbed, persuaded or provoked. When we achieve samadhi we attain … Read More