Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleAsubha is getting in touch with ourselves
Date7 Feb 2010
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
Content / Description

The Dhamma here is given for free, so people value it less than in paid meditation centres, but there the Dhamma taught is what people like to hear (and not loathsomeness of the body for instance). Hell and the movie “Narok”. Asubha: “who wants to hear he's full of shit?”, stop running after pleasant feelings, memories, thoughts, and bring up unpleasant feelings that we refuse to deal with. Body contemplation: disassemble the body, “body is just a concept.. and we cling to this symbol”. Behind all the symbols, only 5 groups (khandhas): body, feeling, memory/association, thoughts, consciousness or the 4 elements (earth, water, fire, air). Investigating pain: the kilesas tell us we're breaking our legs or ruining our body but all that's happening is the projections/lies of the kilesas. Questions: methods to get rid of distracting thoughts.