If you begin to see that you are trying to squeeze in your formal sitting or the careful attention towards sampajañña during the day and you notice that your attention during your activities of daily living are becoming sporadic, your Home Retreat is weakening. Allowing yourself to zombie walk through the retreat is a training towards unskillful habits. Letting things slide is a slippery slope towards reinforcing blindness to your own intentions. Watch your intentions and their quality. Remember: It is your retreat, and a valuable component of Home Retreat is discovering what works best for you within your own unique circumstances. This will not occur if you are not doing your absolute best.

Determination (adhitthāna): 1. Foundation: Four Foundations of an Arahat’s mentality. 2. Determination, resolution. 3. Perfection of Resolution (paramis). Buddhist Dictionary. Nyanatiloka.

Spiritual Faculties: (indriya) and Five spiritual faculties (indriya-samatta): 1. Equilibrium, Balance, or Harmony of the Faculties, relates to the five spiritual faculties: Faith, Energy, Mindfulness, Concentration, and Wisdom. 2. The spiritual faculties are more important to the practice of vipassanā than this definition seems to imply. Balance of the mind/heart opens oneself to enlightenment. The practice of meditation is a constant process of refining of our intuitive abilities through the understanding of the Three Characteristics and only when the spiritual faculties are balanced can this occur. allan cooper 3. SN 48.10. Indriya- vibhanga Sutta: Analysis of the Mental Faculties. 4. Buddhist Dictionary; indriya-samatta. p. 67.

Abbreviations in footnotes: AN: Aṅguttara Nikāya, DN: Dingha Nikāya, MN: Majjhima Nikāya, SN: Saṃyutta Nikāya