Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleThe heavy dukkha of the body
Date17 Mar 2014
LocationWat Pa Baan Mai
Content / Description

“The body is the source of all our unhappiness and dukkha”. Be clear why you come to practice in a monastery. 3 difficult things to achieve: being born as a human, finding the true religion / Dhamma, meeting an arahant. Biggest obstacle for humams: kama raga (sexual craving). We earn money mostly for the needs of the body (food, cloth, shelter). We don't see what's inside the body: flesh, blood, pus, tendons, digested/undigested food etc. Tiredness, hunger, thirst: all this dukkha comes from the body. We are attached to the body because of the 6 senses it gives us. Observe unpleasant feelings and don't identify with them. Body is the key that leads us on the way out of dukkha. Illness, accidents, being rich/poor: it's just concerns the body, never the citta/mind.