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Ten Paramis: Truthfulness (2 of 2)

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Teacher: Rodney Smith
Date: 2009-09-15
Venue: Seattle Insight Meditation Center



Honesty is defined by our ability to acknowledge distortion without pretension, uncover pain without projection, and face facts without defensiveness.


If honesty is acknowledging distortion without pretension, recognizing the cause of pain without projecting that cause, and facing facts without defensiveness, which of these areas need more attention in your practice? Make one of these areas an active inquiry this week. For instance, if you decide to face facts without defensiveness, investigate what motivates you to turn away and deny what is occurring. The purpose is to understand yourself better, not to become self-critical. Be gentle with your defenses or you will be reinforcing the wrong intention.


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