Convention and Liberation: A Dhamma talk by Ajahn Chah

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Convention and Liberation: A Dhamma talk by Ajahn Chah

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:08 pm

I read this talk yesterday and spent the day reflecting on it. Venerable Ajahn Chah shows us how to live in this modern world while being above it. Highly recommended short read. Enjoy!

Convention and Liberation

A Dhammatalk by Ajahn Chah

http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Conventio ... ation1.php

:namaste:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Convention and Liberation: A Dhamma talk by Ajahn Chah

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:21 pm

Thank-you
I always love reading Ajahn Chahs talks I wish I could of listened to him directly at times as I would like a dialogue with him
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Convention and Liberation: A Dhamma talk by Ajahn Chah

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:23 pm

Manapa wrote:Thank-you
I always love reading Ajahn Chahs talks I wish I could of listened to him directly at times as I would like a dialogue with him


Ajahn Chah :bow: :bow: :bow:

:namaste:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah


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