Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitlePersistent effort required
Date25 Aug 2013
LocationWat Pa Baan Mai
Content / Description

Talk given to monks. Effort: Luangta put his life at stake for 3 days without letting anything else than “Buddho” in his mind. From then on, his citta never deteriorated. If we don't give in and stay on the parikamma, the citta will have to get calm; Sati: note all your actions (even verbally) to increase your sati; Control: in the west, we are “control freaks”, but we shouldn't try to control the breath or the “Buddho”; Symbols: we live in the world of symbols but don't understand a thing... we have forgotten the real experience; Kilesas: if a friend lies to us 3 times, we don't believe him any more, but we still believe the kilesas.