Becoming (bhavāsava)
Parent topics: Outflows, Dependent origination
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Metta Retreat, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 10, 2008

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2. “What happens when someone carefully builds the fire, but it turns into a forest fire–uncontrollable–and the person experiences mania, delusions, and paranoia? What is the spiritual treatment?” [Mental illness] [Delusion] // [Precepts] [Association with people of integrity] [Generosity] [Becoming] [Medicinal requisites] [Thai] [Work]

Quote: “One of the first spiritual treatments is to get them to stop meditating.” [Meditation]

Recollection: Ajahn Pasanno learned by experience that meditation is not a panacea. [Ajahn Pasanno] [Wat Pah Nanachat]


Metta Retreat, Session 4Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 12, 2008

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18. “When I think of people with spontaneous open generous hearts, they are full of mettā, karuṇā, and muditā, but do not seem equanimous. Can upekkhā come naturally or is it a result of cultivation?” [Divine Abidings] [Equanimity] [Conditionality] // [Becoming] [Liberation] [Craving] [Technology]

Quote: “When we say not moved, it doesn't mean dull, shut down, closed off, but being completely in tune, being very clear, and then not being shaken by anything.” [Clear comprehension]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 10Ajahn Pasanno – Jan. 19, 2014

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4. “What are the three kinds of seclusion? What is upadhiviveka?” [Seclusion] // [Clinging] [Self-identity view] [Aggregates] [Becoming]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 40Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 2, 2014

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5. “What is the difference between abandoning craving and realizing the abandoning of craving?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Jotipālo. [Impermanence] [Aggregates] [Cause of Suffering] [Cessation of Suffering] // [Commentaries] [Doubt] [Relinquishment] [Concentration] [Gladdening the mind] [Desire] [Becoming] [Right View]

Sutta: SN 56.11 Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta. [Four Noble Truths]

Sutta: MN 121 Cūḷa Suññata Sutta: The Shorter Discourse on Emptiness [Emptiness]

Quote: “The characteristic of cessation is not just ending something and annihilating [it], but it's being willing and able to stop. The nature of the mind is that it doesn't like to stop. And it's [through] that not stopping that we keep creating that sense of me.” — Ajahn Pasanno [Cessation] [Nature of mind] [Self-identity view]


The Middle Way of Not-Self, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – May. 27, 2015

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15. “Is the heir to my thoughts, words, and deeds me or some other guy?” [Kamma] [Rebirth] [Not-self] // [Becoming] [Cessation] [Self-identity view] [Direct experience]


The Middle Way of Not-Self, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – May. 27, 2015

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9. Comment: What you said reminds me of 'da resin.' [audio unclear] [Not-self]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno: "It's that sticky bit that creates the problems." [Clinging] [Self-identity view] [Views] [Becoming] [Present moment awareness]


Jhāna: A Practical Approach, Session 4Ajahn Pasanno – Oct. 10, 2015

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10. Comment: Hearing about vitakka and vicāra, I just realized that they're not exclusive to getting jhāna. [Directed thought and evaluation] [Jhāna]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Becoming]


The Teaching and the Training, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 13, 2018

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2. “Are their multiple levels of brahmacariyā (celibacy)?” [Celibacy] [Christianity] [Sensual desire] [Monastic life] // [Becoming]

Sutta: AN 7.50 Sexual Intercourse


The Teaching and the Training, Session 7Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 23, 2018

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3. “Can you talk about Ajahn Chah's use of bowing, communal pūjās, and chores?” [Ajahn Chah] [Chanting] [Saṅgha] [Work] [Monastic life] [Bowing] // [Becoming] [Mutual lay/Saṅgha support] [Respect for elders]

Story: A Westerner asks Ajahn Chah, "Why do we bow?"


Tea Time Q&A with Ajahn PasannoAjahn Pasanno – May. 16, 2021

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6. “Are there any mindful techniques that can be used during the transition from the old self to the new high vibrational self?” [Mindfulness] [Self-identity view] // [Suffering] [Becoming] [Relinquishment]