Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleThe 4 stages of enlightenment
Date18 Aug 2014
LocationWat Pa Baan Mai
Content / Description

Sila: 5 precepts; Samadhi: train the mind to get it aware and calm; Sila/samadhi/panna are inter-dependent; Generosity/respect/gratitude: 3 pre-requesites to practice the path; Samadhi: upacara samadhi is a must on the path to charge up the battery; Panna: investigating the 5 groups/khandhas starting with the body and bodily feelings; the 4 stages of enlightement and the fetters uprooted on the path; Kamma: whatever we do onto others will come back on us. Q&A: Generosity: not only letting go material things but also views and opinions; Alcohol : “it doesn't bring you any joy, it's just to get rid of the dukkha”, with even half a glass of beer or wine, you cannot concentrate anymore; Seeing hells and heavens through meditation.