Hanzze wrote:Is that possible without abstain from unwholesome deeds?
Questioning in an other way, does action, speech and thoughts need to go hand in hand? For sure, all is originated in thought, but I would like to remember on the recycling way. Cleaning, dirty again, cleaning, dirty again... doesn't makes it sense to reduce the new dirt first?
Obviously you do not understand the way mind is purified. It is not "first this" and "then that". It is exacty how the Buddha taught: Cultivate wholesome states of mind and thereby remove what is a hindrance.
With the cultivation of wholesome states you temporarily remove what is a hindrance and with this temporary removal you prepare the basis for complete elimination of hindrances. Complete elimination can only take place when hindrances are not present because when they are present all that is good, any progress is blocked.
The compassion that is cultivated through applied thought conjoined with concentrative meditation is a simile of what will result "in the end". Neither completely identical, nor completely different. It is a familiarization with the removal of hindrances and the generation of a positive quality. It causes the experience: When there is this, that is not there.
It is the manifestation of right effort: Cultivate the positive and counteract the negative.