Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleThe burden of choice … Q&A
Date20 Jun 2010
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
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Q&A. Changing teachers/practices: too much information confuses us more than it helps us. “Here it's very simple but our mind wants it to be complicated”. Dealing with difficulties: we go around and change teachers but we should just go through, all that's needed is sati-panna; Sati: avijja doesn't want us to know what's going on, so we need sati to see; Asubha: “After 6 years of practice in Europe, I had to start anew here, because nobody is really teaching asubha in the west, how to get rid of the root of greed and hatred”; Kilesas: the kilesas want the easy way and to avoid difficulties, but there is no easy way out, better to go straight through.