Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleTalking about ghosts ...
Date17 Jan 2010
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
Content / Description

Spirit worlds: discussion on ghosts, ghost cities, heaven and hell. Human plane: the Lord Buddha said it's the jumping board out of the cycle of birth and death because we experience everyday both dukkha and sukkha. Set up your aim in life, like for instance, the “entry level of the forest university”, i.e stream-entry. Where there is a will, there is a way. “That was my motive, I wanted to make sure that this was my last life”. The challenge of going back to the world: being like a lone wolf, everyone doesn't want you to change. Buddhism in the west: state of confusion, mix of all traditions, integrating only what people like. Anatta: life is like watching a movie, we are not in charge of the script. 4 elements: everything in the conventional universe (including forms, feelings, thoughts) is made of the 4 elements (earth, water, air and fire).