The Ten Fetters. . . and the Ten Virtues
Practiced regularly, Thai meditations are said to lead to enlightenment by overcoming the Ten Fetters, or negative states of mind. . . and to help generate the Ten Virtues, which can be cultivated at every opportunity!
What are the Ten Fetters? The Ten Virtues? Find out, and be inspired to begin your practice, here:
The Ten Fetters
1. Self-illusion – the belief that your ego is real
2. Ignorance – willfully causing negative mental states
3. Sensual craving – craving after objects which taste, smell, sound, feel, or look good
4. Ill-will – anger, hatred, jealousy, bitterness, etc.
5. Skepticism – doubt (especially self-doubt)
6. Restlessness – inability to sit still and concentrate
7. Conceit – self-centeredness
8. Attachment – to religion and rituals
9. Craving for material existence – desiring endless life on earth, or being afraid to die
10. Craving for non-material existence – desiring to die
The Ten Virtues
6. Patience, tolerance, and forbearance
9. Loving kindness (metta)
Adapted from The Spiritual Healing of Traditional Thailand, by C. Pierce Salguero (Findhorn Press, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by C. Pierce Salguero. Reprinted by permission of Findhorn Press.
Adapted from The Spiritual Healing of Traditional Thailand, by C. Pierce Salguero (Findhorn Press, 2006).