Satsang with Giten on Buddha:
The Eightfold Way
From Satsang with Giten, February 11, 2016, in Stockholm
5. Right Livelihood
The fifth step on Buddha’s eightfold way is Right livelihood.
Right livelihood can also be called right way of living.
Buddha says: Life should be simple, not complex.
Life should be based on needs, not on desires.
You need basic needs like love, relationships, clothes and a shelter.
Needs can be fulfilled easily, desires are endless and unfillable.
The first things about Right livelihood is that it should be based on needs, not on desires.
The second things about Right livelihood is that it should not be based on violence and on hurting other people.
Buddha warns against occupations that harm other beings and suggests that we avoid any occupation that would violate the principles of Right Speech and Right Action.
Right livelihood brings up important questions about work and creativity: How to make work meaningful and satisfying? How work can become a meditation and play and not a hindrance to develop awareness and meditation?
– Swami Dhyan Giten
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“Intuition means to follow the whispers of the inner in a basic ‘yes’ to life.”
-Swami Dhyan Giten
Giten’s lectures works on two levels, on two dimensions: the words and the silence beyond the words.
Prem Mukta, a participant in Satsang with Giten in Stockholm, wrote a mail to Giten a couple of days ago, saying that she felt a need to record Giten’s lectures during Satsang to be able to listen to them again.
She writes: “Giten manages to deliver so much wisdom and interesting information in a short while during Satsang that I want to save everything, and put in a little shrine for further contemplation.”
“I listened several times to Giten’s English lecture on Intuition – The Inner Source of Love, Truth and Wisdom. The lecture felt total, direct and provoked my mind. First after a while, I could let go and begin to listen to the words.”
– Deva Emanuel, musician, composer and student of Giten since 6 years
“Giten’s voice in the head phones becomes the finest company during walks.”
– Prem Mukta, Stockholm
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