Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleEgo, conceit and vanity
Date8 Sep 2014
LocationWat Pa Baan Mai
Content / Description

Ego: “cogito ergo sum”, what makes the ”ego”: a mixture of body, feelings, thoughts and memories. Strong belief in us that we can change the world. 3 types of conceit: thinking we are superior, inferior or equal to others. Don't compare yourself with others, you are just as you are. Vanity: like a beautiful soap bubble, no essence inside like we with the 5 groups (body, feelings, thoughts, memories, consciousness). Nibbana: beyond 'self' is Nibbana, that's where we want to go.