Liberation (vimutti)
Alternative translations: Freedom
Parent topics: Progress of insight, Cessation of Suffering
54 excerpts, 4:12:10 total duration

All excerpts (54) Questions about (15) Answers involving (27) Stories (8) Quotes (6) Readings (2) Texts (1)

Recollections of Ajahn Chah, Session 7Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 19, 2010

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5. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah's mentors: Ajahn Tongrat and Ajahn Kinaree [Mentoring] [Ajahn Tongrat] [Ajahn Kinaree] [Ajahn Chah] // [Personality] [Respect for elders] [Upatakh] [Tudong] [Visiting holy sites] [Robes] [Relinquishment] [Monastic crafts] [Pace of life] [Craving]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 73

Story: Ajahn Chah meets Ajahn Tongrat.

Story: Ajahn Mun teaches his teacher, Ajahn Sao. [Ajahn Sao] [Ajahn Mun] [Liberation]


Tudong Stories at Spirit Rock, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 2, 2011

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7. Story: Ajahn Supah chooses tudong over further studies. [Ajahn Supah] [Culture/Thailand] [Study monks] [Learning] [Tudong] // [Liberation] [Goodwill] [Simplicity] [Virtue] [Recollection/Virtue]

Story: Ajahn Pasanno's mother cries when she meets Ajahn Supah. [Ajahn Pasanno] [Faith] [Rapture]

Story: A python begins to eat Ajahn Supah. [Animal] [Determination] [Liberation]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 13Ajahn Pasanno – Jan. 22, 2014

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4. “What does “the longing for the good is the cause of the trouble” mean?” [Ajahn Mun] [Craving] [Skillful qualities] [Right Effort] // [Eightfold Path] [Aggregates] [Liberation] [Self-identity view] [Virtue] [Relinquishment] [Jhāna] [Ignorance] [Cause of Suffering]

Story: Sixth Patriarch Sutra: "No mirror, no dust." [Liberation]

Recollection: Ajahn Chah taught you could grasp at either samut (the conventional) or vimut (the transcendant). [Ajahn Chah] [Conventions] [Unconditioned] [Clinging] [Discernment]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 14Ajahn Pasanno – Jan. 25, 2014

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3. “When Luang Ta Mahā Boowa says he's looking for a sign or vision, what does he mean by that?” [Ajahn Mahā Boowa] [Nimitta] [Deva] // [Culture/Thailand] [Culture/West] [Dreams] [Determination]

Story: Ajahn Tiradhammo asks Ajahn Chah what event convinced him that he was on the path to liberation. [Ajahn Tiradhammo] [Ajahn Chah] [Dhamma books] [History/Thai Buddhism] [Liberation]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 17Ajahn Pasanno – Jan. 28, 2014

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1. “I am curious about ways to know if one is lying to oneself and what to do?” [Truth] [Delusion] // [Suffering] [Discernment] [Bases of Success]

Recollection: Ajahn Chah said the fastest way to enlightenment is to look directly at the mind, point your finger, and say "Liar!" [Ajahn Chah] [Liberation] [Proliferation]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 35Ajahn Pasanno – Feb. 21, 2014

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6. Comment: There can be this view that the enlightened mind doesn't have any thoughts or defilements. It's just perfectly clear and stable and there's nothing going on. [Liberation] [Directed thought and evaluation] [Unwholesome Roots] [Concentration]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno: Clear and stable and nothing going on are two different things.

Follow-up: “Does the enlightened mind not have any unwholesome thoughts or does it just not pick up unwholesome thoughts?” [Liberation] [Unskillful qualities] [Proliferation] [Clinging] [Cause of Suffering]

Story: A palmist looks at Ajahn Chah's hands. [Ajahn Chah] [Aversion] [Personality] [Liberation]


Thai Forest Tradition, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 14, 2014

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9. Story: Ajahn Mun becomes enlightened and goes back to teach his teacher. [Ajahn Mun] [Ajahn Sao] [Liberation] [Thai Forest Tradition]

Story: Ajahn Mun's relics [Relics] [Ajahn Mahā Boowa] [Abhayagiri]


Love, Attachment, and Friendship, Session 2Ajahn Ñāṇiko – Oct. 12, 2019

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4. “I thought to be self-critical was to improve yourself, to know how and where you need to improve yourself. How is being self-critical not good for yourself?” [Judgementalism] [Right Effort] // [Guilt/shame/inadequacy] [Energy] [Goodwill] [Idealism] [Unwholesome Roots]

Story: Eight months to Enlightenment. [Ajahn Ñāṇiko] [Abhayagiri] [Liberation]