The two meanings of "Rest in Peace"–death and peace–are major themes in Buddhist practice. In this talk, Ajahn Chandako stresses how contemplating death straightens out our priorities and developing deep peace allows the mind to rest. He encourages practitioners to investigate, "What is a human body?" and look below the surface in order to dispel deluded perceptions. He describes how his teachers, the Thai forest ajahns, recommend visually taking the body apart piece by piece in meditation, placing each part in front of one, looking back at what remains, and then reversing the process. Repeating this practice again and again will reveal the true nature of the body and put an end to attachment and suffering. This teaching was given on September 23, 2012 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.
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