Eight Worldly Conditions (aṭṭha lokadhammā)
Parent topic: Everyday life
Subtopics: Gain and loss, Fame and disrepute, Blame and praise, Pain
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Metta Retreat, Session 2 – Sep. 10, 2008

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10. “I have an ongoing problem with certain vibrations. Here the most problematic is the recording device. The trunk of my body feels like it is vibrating.... Any suggestions would be most gratefully received.” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Meditation/Unusual experiences] [Technology] // [Mindfulness of body] [Aversion] [Feeling] [Goodwill] [Worldly Conditions] [Relinquishment]

Recollection: Ajahn Chah was this peaceful, happy presence in the center of the universe. Things happened around him all the time...and Ajahn Chah was always happy. You realize that that’s really possible in the human condition. [Ajahn Chah] [Happiness] [Worldly Conditions] [Faith] [Disrobing] [Human]

Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 21 – Feb. 3, 2014

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3. “The worldly winds appear quite distinct from each other, but status and praise seem closely related. Why?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Worldly Conditions] [Blame and praise] [Fame and disrepute]

The Path of Practice, Session 1 – Jun. 15, 2019

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13. “Could you say something about the fact that extreme hardship exists in the world?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Poverty] [Compassion] // [Culture/Thailand]

Sutta: AN 4.162: Modes of Practice

Sutta: AN 8.2: Worldly Winds [Worldly Conditions]

Vinaya: The famine in Verañjā (BuPj 1.2.1, Brahmali translation) [Buddha/Biography]

Recollection: The vast majority of 20th century Thai meditation masters are from the Northeast. They come from a region and area of great difficulty. [History/Thai Buddhism] [Thai Forest Tradition] [Patience] [Energy] [Faith]

Recollection: More Westerners came to study with Ajahn Chah than Central or Southern Thais. [Ajahn Chah] [History/Western Buddhist monasticism]