Question: A friend of mine went to practise with a Zen teacher. He asked him, ‘When the Buddha was sitting beneath the Bodhi tree, what was he doing?’ The Zen master answered, ‘He was practising zazen!’ My friend said, ‘I… Read More ›
Buddhist talk: Being Awake to Rebirth in the Moment.
Satipatthana sutta setting out the Buddha’s teaching to overcome suffering.
Ajahn Sumedho encourages us to see clearly that all thoughts arise and cease, and to realise that we cannot, therefore, trust them as a means of enlightenment.
Kesaputta (Kalama Sutta: sometimes called ‘The Buddha’s Charter of Free Inquiry’).
Awareness is a natural state; it’s normal. It isn’t a compounded state that depends on other conditions.
In our practice it isn’t necessary to talk of samatha or vipassanā; just call it the practice of Dhamma, that’s enough.
Question: Would you call awareness ‘enlightenment’?