Monday, March 25, 2019

The Buddha's Path and Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Lee, Ajahn Chah via Ven. Sujato; Ellie Askew, Dhr. Seven (ed.), Wisdom Quarterly

The Path of Purification
Most of us tend to concern ourselves only with short, small, and narrow things.

For instance, we think that there isn't much to human life: We're reborn then we die -- so we pay attention only to our stomachs and appetites.
There's hardly anyone who thinks further than that, who thinks out past death.

This is why we're short-sighted and don't think of developing any goodness or virtues within ourselves. We don't see the truth and the extremely important benefits we'll gain from these things in the future.
Ajahn Chah's advice
The Buddha's Ancient Path
If we have a look at ourselves, we’ll encounter certain experiences. There’s a Path to guide us and offer direction.

As we carry on, the situation changes, and we have to adjust our approach to remedy the problems that arise.

It can be a long time before we see a clear signpost. If others are going to walk the same Path as I did, the journey definitely has to take place in their own heart. If not, one will encounter numerous obstacles.

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