Sensual desire (kāmacchanda)
Glosses: Sensual pleasure
Parent topics: Hindrances, Fetters
See also: Renunciation
31 excerpts, 1:59:28 total duration

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Tudong Stories at Spirit Rock, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 2, 2011

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4. Story: Ajahn Chah struggles through lust with patience. [Ajahn Chah] [Sensual desire] [Patience] [Tudong] // [Ajahn Pasanno] [Human] [Meditation/Techniques] [Impermanence]

Quote: Ajahn Chah to biographer: “If you don't put that in the book, don't bother printing it.” [Sensual desire] [Dhamma books]

Quote: “If you ordain as a monk, your defilements ordain with you.” [Monastic life] [Unwholesome Roots]


Desire or Aspiration, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 14, 2015

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11. “Is sexuality and wanting an intimate connection with another considered a negative desire?” [Sensual desire] [Relationships] [Desire] [Unskillful qualities] // [Food] [Clear comprehension] [Compassion] [Selfishness] [Discernment] [Precepts] [Trust]

Quote: “It's not so much a matter of thwarting desire, but understanding how desire works so we can build those bonds of trust and care.” [Sensual desire]


Practice in a Global ContextAjahn Pasanno – Aug. 12, 2017

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5. “Can you say more about how disenchantment can be uplifting?” [Disenchantment] [Gladdening the mind] [Politics and society] // [Translation] [Bhikkhu Bodhi] [Suffering] [Skillful qualities] [Progress of insight]

Quote: “There's no known defense against cheesecake.” — Ajahn Sucitto [Ajahn Sucitto] [Food] [Sensual desire]