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Desire does not cause Suffering – Ajahn Sumedho

“Desire does not cause suffering; the cause of suffering is the grasping of desire…the problem is the grasping of desire not the desire itself. Grasping means being deluded by it, thinking it’s really ‘me’ and ‘mine’: ‘These desires are me’…with personal problems and obsessions, to let go of them is just that much. It is… Continue reading Desire does not cause Suffering – Ajahn Sumedho

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Equanimity – from Dhamma Ghara – Raymond Beugels

Equanimity......... Equanimity is one of the most sublime emotions of Buddhist practice. It is the ground for wisdom and freedom and the protector of compassion and love. While some may think of equanimity as dry neutrality or cool aloofness, mature equanimity produces a radiance and warmth of being. The Buddha described a mind filled with… Continue reading Equanimity – from Dhamma Ghara – Raymond Beugels

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Citta – Teachings of Ajahn Paññavaddho

Food For The Heart: Theravada Wisdom TeachingsDecember 12, 2015 The term citta is usually translated as “mind,” but this is quite misleading. What we generally refer to as the mind is different from citta. The mind incorporates the mental faculties of feeling, memory, thought and consciousness, and is usually considered to be that which thinks… Continue reading Citta – Teachings of Ajahn Paññavaddho

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Let Go of Fire – Ajahn Sumedho

https://buddhismnow.com/2010/04/14/let-go-of-fire/ The Buddha’s teaching is all about understanding suffering – its origin, its cessation, and the path to its cessation. When we contemplate suffering, we find we are contemplating desire, because desire and suffering are the same thing. Desire can be compared to fire. If we grasp fire, what happens? Does it lead to happiness?… Continue reading Let Go of Fire – Ajahn Sumedho

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The Five Hindrances – Ajahn Brahm

The Buddha explained that it is the Five Hindrances that distort perception and corrupt our thinking. He called the Five Hindrances the nutriment that feeds delusion (AN 10.61). The first hindrance, Sensual Desire, selects what we want to see, hear, sense and cognize. It often embellishes the truth. It presents to our consciousness the product… Continue reading The Five Hindrances – Ajahn Brahm

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Impermanence – k Sri Dhammananda

" the Buddha reminded us that all existing composite things are impermanence. With birth, there is death; with rise, there is dissolution; with meeting, there is separation. How can there be birth without death? How can there be emergence without dissolution? How can there be a meeting without separation? By declaring the law of impermanence… Continue reading Impermanence – k Sri Dhammananda

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Is Meditation Difficult? – Ajahn Brahm

“Is the meditation easy for you? If you hold the view that meditation is difficult, and you are very attached to that idea, then meditation will seem to be difficult. Where did that view come from? Maybe, a long time ago, someone with authority told you that meditation was difficult, you believed them, and that… Continue reading Is Meditation Difficult? – Ajahn Brahm

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“Letting go – what happens with our personality?” – Ajahn Sumedho

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1346695428677956/permalink/2225186840828806/ “ When we hear of the Buddhist teaching of letting go, people might think, 'If I let go of my personality what will be left? Will I be just a zombie? If I don't have any personality, how am I going to relate to anybody? I'll just be a blank, a totally empty form… Continue reading “Letting go – what happens with our personality?” – Ajahn Sumedho

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The Primal Heart has no characteristics – Ajahn Fuang Jotiko

"Whatever you experience, simply be aware of it. You don't have to take after it. The primal heart has no characteristics. It's aware of everything. But as soon as things make contact, within or without, they cause a lapse in mindfulness, so that we let go of awareness, forget awareness in and of itself, and… Continue reading The Primal Heart has no characteristics – Ajahn Fuang Jotiko