The Buddha, on the other hand, takes down all the barriers and leaves an empty space. As you let go of your emotional habits you find it is very peaceful, it’s universal, it’s what you really are; you’re not the limitations that you identify with. You are not the human body. What does that mean?
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That awareness, that light, is universal; it isn’t like my personal property. That’s why on an intuitive level we can resonate; many of you can intuitively understand what I’m saying.
Originally posted on Buddhism now:
Years ago when I [Ajahn Sumedho] was in Berkeley, California, the Christian monk, Father Bede Griffiths, was staying in the Korean Zen Center there and I went to see him. He had had a stroke…
The Unborn nature, the reality beyond birth and death. ‘The Unborn’ a talk by Ajahn Sumedho
In this short film (28 minutes) Ajahn Sumedho points to the message of Buddha’s teaching.
To think ‘I am screwed up’, is a value judgement, isn’t it? ‘Screwed up’ makes the ‘I am’.
Maybe disease isn’t something to get rid of; maybe it’s something to understand, to contemplate, to come to terms with. Being born itself implies that we are going to be subject to different forces beyond our control. We can, of course, learn how to live more carefully, respecting life, not misusing our bodies, nor exploiting them…