Ajahn Pasanno reflects on the importance of learning to work with the mental hindrances. He points out that both the dhamma and the hindrances, as part of human nature, are expressions of the heart's wish for happiness. But while the hindrances are nurtured by ignorance of the way things really are (avijja) and therefore can only bring a self-interested and unsatisfactory kind of happiness, the dhamma is nurtured by loving-kindness (metta) and so can lead to a true peace and contentment. This talk was offered on February 22, 2014 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.
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