Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitlePreview of nibbana and investigating pain *
Date14 Jul 2007
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
Content / Description

Calming down our mind: a required step before we start with the investigation. Concentration. Khanika Samadhi, Upacara Samadhi and Appana Samadhi: details and similes. Being aware. The true state of the citta. The knowing nature of the citta and the object being known of. The observer and the observed object. The by-product of our work. Digging out earth: a simile. Not letting the mind wandering around. Putting back the mind on the object. The “Nibbana of the little man” meaning. Appana Samadhi. Investigation itself. The Five Khandhas. Bodily feelings: investigating pain. Physical and mental aspects of pain. Who is producing this pain? Investigation of the body. Taking away the illusion. Citta and body: two different things. Questions and answers.