How are all
the Buddhist Mental Training 3-fold?
The Blessed Buddha
Friends, without having mastered the basics of good morality
it is impossible to master the domain of concentration (samādhi)!
Without having mastered the domain of concentration, it is not
possible to master the sphere of understanding
! AN 5:22
Develop your concentration, friends, by regular & daily meditation!
Since the one who has concentration understands things according
to reality as they really are & become. And what are these things?
momentary arising and passing away of all forms, of all feelings,
all mental constructions, & of all consciousness. SN 22:5
No pure morality entails no absorption when meditating...
No absorbed concentration entails no supra-mundane understanding...
No genuine understanding means no progress along the Noble path...
No progress along the Noble path entails stagnation or
Back-sliding often entails down-fall into the terrible destinies at
Morality (Sīla): The
Basics of all Good is this mighty Morality see:
best Tool is Concentration see:
highest Ability is Understanding see: