Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleContemplation of Body leads to Anagami ***
Date16 Jun 2010
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
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Developing respect for Dhamma, “Dukkha constantly burns our heart”. In the kammathana tradition, same practices as in the Buddha's time, same rules for the monks. Our constant thinking prevents us from experiencing the calm and peacefulness of the present moment. Story of Luang Por Mun and the tribes. Instruction on Buddho and Anappanasati meditation: leads to the knowing nature of the citta, “one-pointedness/appana samadhi is a preview of Nibbana” says Luangta, the whole universe disappears. 5 khandhas/groups: they are not us, “Out of these 5 groups, we create 'self'”, we have no control of them. 2 masters in our citta: Avijja and the Dhamma fighting to take control of the 5 khandhas. Body contemplation: whatever gets in contact with the body becomes disgusting and bad smelling. Attachment to the body leads to the next life, that's why body investigation comes first. Greed and hatred are rooted in the body. Body contemplation also contains the investigation of the 6 senses and bodily feelings. Body contemplation goes to the stage of Anagami. Basic body investigation for Sotappana. Delusion is mixed up in the nama khandhas especially memory/thoughts. Sati is the only shortcut to enlightment.