This book is compiled from talks given mostly in 2001 by Ajahn Sumedho. They convey an intuitive understanding of the Buddha’s teaching which has arisen from years of practice as a Buddhist monk. The first edition was originally published in 2004, but has long since been out of print. This new edition has been reviewed for typographical errors and redesigned, and some re-editing has been done. However, the Dhamma content has not been changed.