Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleLearn independence, don't rely constantly on someone
Date8 Jul 2013
LocationWat Pa Baan Mai
Content / Description

Talk given to monks. Loathsomeness of the body keeps out raga-tanha (sexual craving). Kor wat/duties of the monk: quickly, quietly and with sati. Talking too much disturbs our practice. Sati is awareness not mindfulness. Be more aware! Figure out your mistakes for yourself to develop your sati and panna. The kilesas don't like us to stick on one object (Buddho or the breath), but we need this point of reference. “What is a bad mood?” Investigate it, break it down and it disappears. “My meditation is good... who tells you this?”. Each Arahant did the same thing: sila, samadhi and panna.