Be Kind Be Happy Podcast
In this course, we read and analyze the short Buddha text, The Sutra Teaching the Four Factors while explaining the underlying meanings and context surrounding the teaching.
This is a very important Buddhist text for sincere practitioners because it explains the right way to practice. The teaching of Right Effort is especially important to our study of Buddhism because it highlights how we should address our negative habits and increase our wholesome qualities. As a result, we can find peace of mind that is free from greed, anger, and ignorance, the three poisons that inhibit our spiritual awakening.
The Sutra teaching the Four Factors explores four key concepts: How to prevent unwholesome qualities that haven't risen from arising, how to remove unwholesome qualities that have already arisen, how to cultivate wholesome qualities that have yet risen, and how to nurture wholesome qualities that have already arisen. By practicing these teachings in our everyday lives, we can purify all our bad karmas by replacing them with virtuous ones.
The course consists of 4 sections: The introduction, the background of the sutra, the reading and analysis of the sutra, and finally the summary of the practice. By structuring the course such wise, we allow you to not only understand the teaching by reading it first hand, but I also provide deep insight into the context, underlying meaning as well as practical steps to incorporating the teachings of Right Effort into an easy-to-understand practice.
Best wishes and hope you enjoy the course.