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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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion … ... He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form. John Stuart Mill
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