Ajahn Sumedho

We can always start anew, by Ajahn Sumedho

Emotions can be very convincing, very powerful, like a melodrama. They can sound real and true when they’re going on. But, at that time, there was that which was aware of them; an awareness of those emotions as mental objects was established already. And I trusted in that.

We need to put ourselves into perspective, by Ajahn Sumedho

Existence is something that can strengthen us, rather than weaken us. We need to put ourselves into perspective; we need to see ourselves in terms of the mass as well as in terms of the individual. When we take life on the extreme level of ‘me’ as a person, we forget the common problem that we share with the rest of humanity…

The Three Refuges, by Ajahn Sumedho

Rather than identifying with the conditioning of the mind or the body, you get beyond the body itself — not a man or a woman, no nationality, no quality—you do not even identify with Buddha. You take refuge in that pure awareness that is possible for all human beings…