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Friends:

How to attain Self-Control of thought, speech & action?


Answer:

Before U think, speak, or act in any specific way, then evaluate:
Would this be detrimental to myself or others in any way, now, later, or much later?
If so: Don't think, speak, or act so evermore!
If not: Please continue to think, speak, or act so.
 

During thinking, speaking, or acting in any specific way, then furthermore evaluate:
Would this be detrimental to myself, or others in any possible way, now, later, or much later?
If so: Don't think, speak, or act so evermore!
If not: Please continue to think, speak, or act so.


After thinking, speaking, or acting in any specific way, then finally evaluate:
Would this be detrimental to myself, or others in any possible way, now, later, or much later?
If so: Don't think, speak, or act so evermore!
If not: Please continue to think, speak, or act so.


Takehome: Before, during, and after!


Buddha often emphasized:
One should do what one teaches others to do! If one shall train others,
one should be well controlled oneself. Difficult, indeed, is self-control..
Dhammapada 159


For details see:
The Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta:
Instructions to Rāhula (=Buddha's only son) on the Mango Stone (MN 61),
https://what-buddha-said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/mn/mn.061.than.html


Real-Deal Autonomy..


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