This talk was given at the Auckland Buddhist Vihara on December 5, 2009
Ajahn Amaro is the co-abbot of Abhayagiri Buddhist monastery in California, USA. He ordained as a monk in the lineage of the Venerable Ajahn Chah in Thailand in 1979. Author of numerous books, he actively teaches around the world.
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Thanks Fuji, I do enjoy listening to Ajahn! or HHAA as they call him in the talk
“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.” Blog,Suttas,Aj Chah,Facebook. "Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."
I wanted to burn it to a CD, but the message I get is that it is too large.
---The trouble is that you think you have time--- ---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe--- ---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this: 'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta