Buddhist Film: A talk given by Bhante Bodhidhamma. (49 minutes)
‘It is clear before you, but you do not see it,’ says the Zen master.
Papanca is proliferation; nippapanca is a mind of a buddha. Now, a simple reflection can help, at least it did in my case.
Perceiving the power of separation caused by the judging mind is also very helpful. In other words, the judging mind creates more inner solitude.
Thinking is always about something. It is an attempt to categorise. What we experience is seen in the light of past experience. What we have experienced in the past is filtered through the way we look at things, our dispositions (sankhara). That is why thought will not allow us to see things anew. If we want to experience things as they really are, then thought about those things must come to an end. When thinking stops, we must be right there with what is happening…
Subjects include: Meditation, Mindfulness, Consciousness, and how we create ourselves.
You sometimes hear widely accepted teachings in Buddhism being argued about and all but dismissed, but Buddhism is for testing. Isn’t that the whole point? But you do hear these tussles going on…
Ajahn Sumedho gives a Dhamma talk on meditation, the Four Noble Truths and the impermanence of all conditioned phenomena… Short film 43mins