Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleSensual desires: the path to hell
Date5 Jan 2007
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
Content / Description

Raga-tanha (sensual desire): a topic of Than Acharn Maha Bua when He gives a public talk. Being faithful to one partner. Sexual misconduct. Using power to seduce others: a path to hell. Not indulging in sexual misconduct. The Five Gravest Deeds. The wife of the King Bimbisara story. Kamma, all the “good” and all the “bad” go with us. Doubt (one of the Three Fetters). Whatever we experience is the result of our previous or past actions. Looking for scapegoats? Always finding them. The proper way to react to our kamma. Eradicating bad kamma. The first Fetter: doubt. The second Fetter: inconstancy keeping the Precepts. The third Fetter: the belief “I and the body are one and the same thing”. A simile of the Lord Buddha. The body and the citta are not one and the same thing. The mainstream that leads to destruction. Considerations about Christians and Buddhists. Nobody has the right to kill another being.