Convention and Liberation: A Dhamma talk by Ajahn Chah

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Convention and Liberation: A Dhamma talk by Ajahn Chah

Post by 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

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:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


Ultimately, your meditation involves sustaining the knowing, followed by continuous letting go as you experience sense objects through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. It involves just this much and there is no need to make anything more out of it.

- Ajahn Chah

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

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

Post by 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:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


Ultimately, your meditation involves sustaining the knowing, followed by continuous letting go as you experience sense objects through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. It involves just this much and there is no need to make anything more out of it.

- Ajahn Chah

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