Personal presence
Parent topic: Teaching Dhamma
10 excerpts, 55:02 total duration

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Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 51Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 17, 2014

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4. Comment: The story you told where a monk was punched, I really didn't see the point of that. [Ajahn Jia] [Admonishment/feedback] [Fierce/direct teaching]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Cunda: Enlightened people still have personalities. [Cleanliness] [Liberation] [Personality] [Ajahn Tate] [Spiritual friendship] [Vinaya]

Quote: “Gold wrapped in a dirty rag.” — Ajahn Mahā Boowa describing Ajahn Jia. [Ajahn Mahā Boowa] [Similes]

Recollection: Ajahn Chah was always the center of attention. [Ajahn Chah] [Personal presence]

Story: Some monks go to spend Vassa with Ajahn Jia, but he leaves to take care of his teacher. Told by Ajahn Cunda. [Rains retreat] [Ajahn Khao]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 55Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 25, 2014

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4. Recollections of Ajahn Chah charming people. [Ajahn Chah] [Personal presence]

Story: "I'll have her bowing before the end." — Ajahn Chah speaking of George Sharp's daughter who travelled with George to Thailand. [George Sharp] [Personal presence] [Bowing]

Note: Compare to George Sharp's version in The Chithurst Story by George Sharp, p. 67.

Quote: “Thank you. That was the most delicious meal I've had here.” — Ajahn Chah to an anxious English donor. [Food] [Gratitude] [Culture/West] [Culture/Thailand]


Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 29Ajahn Ñāṇiko – Feb. 15, 2015

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1. “Do the mental faculties of meditators diminish as they age?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Ageing] [Memory] [Long-term practice] // [Ajahn Chah] [Sickness] [Preah Mahāghosānanda] [Personal presence]

Story: H. H. The Dalai Lama meets Preah Mahāghosānanda. [Dalai Lama] [Personal presence]