On Saturday 8 August, Achariya Tan Siang Chye began the lecture by explaining the meaning of “Kusala Kamma”, (wholesome deeds). The results of the deeds are determined by the intention which is shown through our action, speech and thought. Hence one’s progress or digress is dependent on one’s understanding and cultivation, and not from external sources.
One performs the Ten Wholesome Deeds to lead a happy and comfortable life. They are : generosity, morality, mental cultivation, reverence, service, transference of merits, rejoicing in other’s good deeds, hearing the Dhamma, expounding the Dhamma, and straightening one’s own view. Achariya Siang Chye emphasised that it is important to learn and understand correctly the essence of the deeds for one’s own spiritual cultivation. He concluded the session by explaining the beneficial results of practising the Ten Wholesome Deeds. Sadhu!