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Right Effort to Defeat Coronavirus - Ajahn Dhammasiha

Right Effort to Defeat Coronavirus - Ajahn Dhammasiha

Update: 2020-07-23
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The four kinds of 'Right Effort' ('Sammā-Vāyāma', 6th factor of Noble 8Fold Path) provide useful guidance for dealing with a pandemic:


  1. Preventing unwholesome states from arising = We have to be proactive, even before daily new infections increase, we have to implement physical distancing, testing, contact tracing, isolation & good hygiene
  2. Abandoning unwholesome states that have arisen = Once daily infections reach a critical limit, one has to introduce even more stringent measures, till numbers come down
  3. Arouse wholesome states = We not only try to fight the virus and cure the sick, but we all have to make efforts to increase our health status, and to strengthen our natural immune system
  4. Develop wholesome states that are already there to the highest possible extent = Even if there are only few cases, don't become complacent - why not aiming for full elimination of virus?


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Right Effort to Defeat Coronavirus - Ajahn Dhammasiha

Right Effort to Defeat Coronavirus - Ajahn Dhammasiha