Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleBoredom: Hearing always the same things
Date19 Nov 2007
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
Content / Description

Practise – sticking to a single object all day, listening to Dhamma with the heart, study vs. practise – study doesn't lead to wisdom but can encourage us to practise, the 4 noble truths: Dukkha – not only suffering – all planes of existence experience it, Craving – the cause of Dukkha – a simple life reduces it, the path out of Dukkha – Sila/Samadhi/Panna, the 5 precepts, concentration and mindfulness, single pointedness, deep samadhi – everyone can do it but requires interest, wisdom/investigation requires concentration, upacara samadhi – stopping thoughts – a safe haven, the gold in our hearts vs. the gold in the world, wisdom – investigating the 5 khandhas – the khandas make 'self', anicca – impermanence, anatta – not-self, 'I' constantly changes and is not under our control, avijja doesn't want us to practice, wisdom vs. knowledge.