daverupa wrote: bodom wrote:
daverupa wrote:It all requires the arising of a tathagata in the world, in our case the Buddha.
AN 5.88 is noteworthy in this connection, as there we can read that a popular monk with many followers - a celebrity monk, if you like - can still have wrong view.
Im not making the connection here Dave. Is this to suggest that you believe Ajahn Chah was of wrong view?
Oh not at all; simply underlining this strange 'lineage' idea.
Ahh got ya, thanks for clarifying.
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah