Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleAvijja: Not wanting to Know
Date21 Nov 2006
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
Content / Description

Evading the truth, the Dukkha and even the sukha. Seeing the thoughts searching around pleasant feelings. Anicca, Anatta, Dukkha: always present. Avijja: called “the big magician”. Not realizing that we do not have the power to change the things that arise this moment. The fruits of the results of our training. Applying Anicca, Anatta and Dukkha to the Five Khandas. The driver and the car simile. Body is a tool. Not wanting to see the truth. How the Citta and body are different. Believing in Avijja. Getting rid of Avijja: facing the truth. How to undermine its power. Investigating what is disgusting. Body is like a factory: simile. Under he sways of the kilesas. Being worried and afraid. Investigating to undermine the liar, the magician. Fostering Samadhi. Setting up our determination. When the practice becomes interesting.