Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleRunning after pleasant feelings, avoiding the unpleasant
Date24 Jan 2010
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
Content / Description

Always running after pleasant sensations and away from unpleasant sensations, but we will never succeed (like a dog with the sausage hanging in front and the cans on its tail). Cycle of birth and death: everyday is quite similar, waking up, eating, working, eating again, reading/watching TV, go to sleep, can our life be only this? We entertain ourselves (seeing friends, drinking alcohol) to forget this. We're like people addicted to computer games playing life after life. The Lord Buddha saw this and gave us the path out of the game, it's Sila/Samadhi/Panna.