Crashed out Buddhas, by Ajahn Sumedho

All sensory objects satisfy us temporarily, but then we have to find something else to be absorbed into — to read, think, go to sleep, get drunk, take dope, have sex. It goes on and on, without reflection, without the understanding that one is caught in it, in that going from one thing to the next…

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First steps into Buddhist meditation

You cannot change the past, arrange the future to suit yourself, or make other people say and do the things you want them to say and do. All of your power is contained within this moment, related to this particular body and mind. And this is a very powerful position to be in…

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