Parent topic: Teaching Dhamma
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Metta Retreat, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 9, 2008

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1. Quote: “It looks like there's a veritable blizzard of questions. That's always encouraging.” [Questions]

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8. Quote: “I appreciate people's questions. I enjoy the questions, and I never quite know what's going to come out when people present a question. It's interesting to me as well.” [Questions] [Ajahn Pasanno]

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

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20. “I'm glad that people have questions and people are reflecting on their experience of what the practice is. It's very heartening to see.” [Questions] [Appropriate attention] [Empathetic joy]

Recollections of Ajahn Chah, Session 11Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 19, 2010

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2. “Did you as a Westerner have any difficulties meeting Ajahn Chah either with Buddhism or with Thailand? How did it get resolved or did it get resolved?” [Culture/West] [Theravāda] [Culture/Thailand] [Ajahn Chah]

Story: Ajahn Chah replies evasively when asked three straightforward questions to teach his translator (Ajahn Pasanno) a lesson. [Ajahn Pasanno] [Aversion] [Questions] [Simplicity] [Teaching Dhamma] [Food] [Suffering]

The Gradual Training, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Yatiko – Oct. 20, 2012

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8. “How do we know when to ask for directions on the path as opposed to just continuing farther? What would we ask?” Answered by Ajahn Yatiko. [Questions] [Practicing in accordance with Dhamma] [Gradual Teaching] // [Suffering] [Discernment] [Conditionality] [Faith]

Sutta: SN 12.23: Suffering is the cause of faith.

Follow-up: “What about when things are pleasant, but we're not headed in the right direction?” [Happiness] [Mindfulness] [Deva] [Relinquishment]

Sutta: MN 75: Simile of the leper. [Similes]

Sutta: SN 56.35: Stream entry after 100 years. [Stream entry] [Four Noble Truths]

The Whole of the Path: The Fruits of Spiritual Friendship, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 22, 2013

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1. “What do we do at the monastery? What happens on a daily basis?” [Monastic life] [Abhayagiri] // [Chanting] [Meditation] [Work] [Food] [Questions]

Abhayagiri Monastic Retreat 2013, Session 6Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 28, 2013

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11. “Would you please describe the 4 ways of skillfully answering or asking questions or the different types of questions?” [Questions]

Abhayagiri Monastic Retreat 2013, Session 7Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 29, 2013

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13. “Would you kindly review the 4 Ways to respond to questions?” [Questions]

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

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3. “The Buddha didn't answer the question, 'Is there a self?' But this question seems more important than other questions he didn't answer. How should we relate to not-self?” [Buddha/Biography] [Questions] [Not-self] // [Teaching Dhamma] [Feeling] [Relinquishment] [Self-identity view] [Four Noble Truths] [Views]

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7. “Why go through all the trouble to teach us how to not have a self and then refuse to tell us there is no self?” [Teaching Dhamma] [Middle Path] [Not-self] // [Relinquishment] [Suffering] [Questions] [Aggregates] [Sense bases]

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14. Comment: I've found it helpful to recognize that for me there aren't any right answers, only right questions. [Culture/West] [Questions] [Not-self]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Self-identity view]

2015 Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat, Session 8Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 28, 2015

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12. “Have you ever put a publication together on the retreat questions? Are the talks of this retreat being recorded?” [Teaching Dhamma] [Meditation retreats] [Questions]

The Teaching and the Training, Session 11Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 29, 2018

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7. “So you've asked all your questions?” [Questions] [Teaching Dhamma] [Ajahn Pasanno] [Monastic life]

The New Ajahn Chah Biography, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Apr. 21, 2018

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8. Comment by Ajahn Ñāṇiko: But in a sense Por Am had wisdom, questioning Ajahn Chah from every possible angle. [Ajahn Chah] [Questions] [Discernment]

Reflection: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 647

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Thai] [Wat Pah Pong]

Honoring the Buddha: The Mahāparinibbāna SuttaAjahn Pasanno – Apr. 25, 2021

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2. “What is the origin of asking a question three times?” [Questions] [Teaching Dhamma] [Sutta] [Buddha/Biography]

Sutta: AN 4.42: Questions