Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleSamadhi- not an option
Date8 Dec 2006
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
Content / Description

Going through the fires of hell to reach the safe shore of supreme happiness. Metta: loving kindness. Strictness with kilesas. Getting down to the basis of Samadhi. Khanika Samadhi, Upacara Samadhi and Appana Samadhi: descriptions and similes. Benefits of the development of access concentration (Upacara Samadhi). It is a must, not an option. One-pointedness meaning: there is no subject and there is no object, just the pure knowing nature of the Citta. The path to deliverance is the path of Sila, Samadhi and Panna. Mindfulness is having the mind full of attention. The Five Khandas: getting the taste of each component. Importance of Sati. Samadhi is not beyond our abilities. Determination and effort.