Spiritual search (ariya-pariyesanā)
Parent topic: Heedfulness
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Brightening the Mind, Session 2Ajahn Yatiko – Aug. 19, 2012

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2. “What would be a way to connect with the devas if you were out walking by yourself...[audio unclear]?” [Culture/Natural environment] [Deva] [Recollection/Devas] // [Recollection/Buddha] [Spiritual search]


Right Livelihood, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Apr. 21, 2013

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5. “What is your take on satisfaction, being in tune, and stagnation?” [Contentment] [Energy] [Ardency] // [Skillful qualities] [Discernment] [Buddha/Biography] [Spiritual search] [Right Effort]

Sutta: AN 2.5: Effort and noncontentment with wholesome states.

Story: The Thai government made it illegal for monks to teach contentment. [History/Thai Buddhism] [Monastic life] [Teaching Dhamma]

Comment about the simile of the lute. [Middle Path] [Similes]

Sutta: AN 6.55: Soṇa Sutta


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

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1. “Was the Buddha's life so miserable that he kept thinking about all these ideas? Where did his motivation come from?” [Buddha/Biography] [Suffering] [Desire] [Monastic life/Motivation] // [Western psychology] [Rebirth] [Spiritual search]


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2. “If the Buddha had been born elsewhere, would he have turned out the same way?” [Buddha/Biography] [Cultural context] // [Commentaries] [Culture/India] [Spiritual search] [Renunciation] [Mahāyāna] [Saṃsāra]


Teen Weekend 2017Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 2, 2017

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9. “What were you like when you were 18?” [Ajahn Pasanno] // [Delusion] [Spiritual search] [Intoxicants] [Relationships]