Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleThe teachings of Than Acharn Maha Bua
Date24 Nov 2006
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
Content / Description

The teaching of Than Acharn Maha Bua, the difference with other teachers and its main topics. Appana Samadhi: knowingness and one pointedness, non-duality. The Nibbana of the little man. The way of practice is fighting the kilesas. Boxing against kilesas and Avijja: a simile of Than Acharn Maha Bua. We cannot persuade them to go away. There is no freedom in the Five Khandas. True freedom: Parinibbana. Sisyphus and Prometheus. Fruitless work. Importance of Samadhi. Investigating the tricks of Avijja. Avijja: sugar coated poison. Determination and effort. Investigation of the Five Khandas, the four elements and Anicca, Anatta and Dukkha: our topics. Investigation of the body: taking skin as example. The language of the warrior. An every minute fight. Taking the short path. The freedom from Dukkha, from doubt, from fear, from greed and from hate.