Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleThe overflowing teacup? Views and opinions hindering the practice
Date16 Dec 2006
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
Content / Description

Views and opinions make the heart very hard. The open-minded heart. The Overflowing Teacup story. Looking at the heart. A closed heart. A heart full of Metta. The difference of an experience and a view or an opinion. The stages of freedom: Sotappana, Sakadagami, Anagami, Arahant. The path to the end of Dukkha: hardship, endurance, patience and determination. What is freedom? The worldly sense of fight for freedom or independence and the freedom of the mind. Avijja: the tyrant. The ultimate happiness. Boxing against a champion called “Avijja”. Vimutti. The means of Avijja. Undermining the power of Avijja. Sila, Samadhi and Panna. Sati. Investigation of the body. The Nama Khandas.