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The gradual reduction is a method of approaching and reducing the defilements piecemeal, which is a common practice for beginners like most of us.

“Once, the Buddha was traveling at Kosāsā, in the garden of Cuưla. At that time, the venerable Dai Chuna, at dusk, got up from his sitting position, went to the Buddha, and bowed down at his feet. Buddha, then sat down to one side, said:

– World-Honored One, in life, views arise and arise, i.e. the doctrines of a self, a living being, a cause, a life span, a life, and the world. World-Honored One, how do you know, how do you see these attachments to be destroyed, to be relinquished, and so that other wrong views do not continue and are not grasped?

Then the Blessed One said:

– Chu-na, in life, views arise and arise, i.e. the doctrines of a self, a living being, a cause, a life span, a life, and the world. Chu-na, if you want all dharmas to be eradicated without residue, then you must know this, and see in this way, so that you can cause these views to be destroyed, be relinquished, and make other views not continue. If you’re attached, learn how to reduce your sales.

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– Chu-na, other people have evil desires, reciting desires; I have no evil desires, no thoughts of lust. Let’s learn discount store. Others have a malicious intent; We don’t have any bad intentions. Others have killed living beings, taken things not given, non-violent; we do not transgress. Others have greed, a harmful mind, a restless mind, agitation, a high tribute, and doubts; We have no doubts. Others have a bad ending, dua point, cheat, incompetent, worthless; we have treasure.

Others have conceit; we have no pride. Others have high conceit; We have no conceit. Others are not multicultural; We have multiculturalism. Others do not contemplate kusala dhammas; we meditate on the kusala. Others practice illegal, evil conduct; We practice the right Dharma, magic. Others have lied, double-tongued, rough talk, slanderous, evil precepts; We are not evil. Others have distrust, disdain, no thoughts, no determination, but have evil wisdom; We have no evil. Let’s learn discount store”.

(The Middle Ages A-hamDefilement, Chu-na Sutra, No. 91 [trích])

The gradual reduction is a method of approaching and reducing the defilements piecemeal, which is a common practice for beginners like most of us. On the contrary, in some cases where there are many causes and conditions, they do not practice the Dharma gradually but advocate for enlightenment. In general, the gradual reduction has an object to practice, there is a defilement to break, a class to progress, so it is easier to learn and practice.

The basis of the gradual reduction, according to the Blessed One, is “to know this, to see it like this, so that these views can be destroyed”. Know your mind, see that your mind still has a lot of evil desires, think of no desires, remind yourself to reduce it, to cut it off. See if your mind has a lot of anger, harming others, see clearly and vow to let go. As for the noble precepts that we have vowed to uphold, consider if there are places that are not complete, please observe and keep them.

Defilements in general are boundless, to put it simply, the garden is full of weeds. The gradual practice is to pull out the weeds and plant more flowers for our mind garden. This is a process that requires diligence, perseverance, and no need to manage labor and rain like a farmer. Depending on the ability to weed and plant flowers, the land will change its name to a lawn or a flower garden.

By clearly seeing our own mind, fetters and defilements are identified, purified, reduced, and transformed. This gradual practice is not inherently difficult, just afraid that it is not diligent and persistent. Right here, if right effort is promoted, the opportunity to change and renew body and mind will always occur. Clinging to “self, humanity, living beings, longevity” is the root of all afflictions. When the defilements have been reduced gradually, and defilements have been eliminated, it is necessary to look deeply into the nature of “self, cause, sentient beings, longevity” to see impermanence, dependent origination, composite and not-self in order to achieve enlightenment. , rescue.

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