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Breath, the Most Important Thing

Ajahn Lee

When we take the body — composed of elements, aggregates, sense media, and its 32 parts — and the mind — or awareness itself — and simplify them to their most basic terms, we’re left with name and form (nama, rupa). Form is another term for…

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The Impact of Right Speech

Ajahn Karuṇadhammo

There are three ways we act on the inclinations, impulses, and intentions that come through the mind, and these are through body, speech, or mind. In a monastery, where there are many restraints on our activities, we can particularly notice…

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Working with Self-Consciousness

Ajahn Sucitto

The last major learning for me was working with aspects of self-consciousness. I don’t actually like being on show; I’d much sooner go my own way quietly and be invisible. Yet, walking with shaven head and wearing robes is bound to attract…

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It's Good to Enlarge Your Mind

Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu

When you’ve thought of how large the universe is, think about all the beings in the universe – and wish them goodwill. This helps in several ways. When you think about all the beings in the universe, then when you’re sitting here meditating…

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Being Willing to Make Mistakes

Ajahn Karuṇadhammo

How much are we willing to learn from our mistakes? This is a crucial aspect of the training—the willingness to recognize when we’ve missed the mark as well as being open to making mistakes. It’s not always easy to practice in this way. I t…

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Awakening the Compassionate Heart

Ajahn Santacitto

It may be that we find there are times in our lives when we feel a call to serve, a selfless desire to give or help in some way. Often we respond to another person just because we think they will respond to us; we’ll give and then maybe the…

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The Dedication of Merit and Blessings

Ajahn Pasanno

The dedication of merit and blessings is a practice that is very common and ordinary in Buddhist cultures like Thailand. This practice helps counteract our tendency to focus on the problems, the flaws, and the obstacles we believe we have t…

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A Perfect Teaching 2

Ajahn Sumedho

You have to make the teaching work, though. Just to worship it, praise it, read it, and analyze it is one thing. There is nothing wrong with that. But the main point of the Buddha’s teaching is the paṭipadā; put it into practice, make it wo…

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It’s a Matter for the Heart

Ajahn Jundee

If we know what it is to make effort and to make sacrifice, then more and more we’ll experience this lightness. That’s also an experience we can have in the present moment. It’s like the instant you put down something heavy, then you feel t…

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The Bowl and Robe as Charitable Foundation

Ajahn Jayasaro

On one occasion, a group of monks, following the lead of some other well-known monasteries, put forward the idea of registering Wat Pah Pong as a charitable foundation. Luang Por was getting old, and charitable status would guarantee the fi…

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