Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleExperience in line with the Truth
Date1 Dec 2006
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
Content / Description

The teaching of the Lord Buddha only points to the truth. Not looking for the experience one thinks it might be. Upacara Samadhi: the thunderstorm simile and detailed comments. Appana Samadhi. Overcoming fear. Following the Path and not the images. Whatever we believe is, in the end, an obstacle. Another person insight can help us but is never our own insight. The way of training Mindfulness, concentration and insight. Beauty and ugliness. Heaven and hell. Subha and asubha Duality. Overcoming opposites. Difficulties are steps in the ladder to Nibbana. Facing hindrances with the power of determination. Looking at the things that we do not like. asavas. Cutting the stems of greed and hate. Raga- tanha: sensual desire. Developing a switching tool: turning the ugly in beautiful and the beautiful in ugly. Questions and answers.