|A stupa in the mist, Amaravati (Jake Barnes)|
Ven. Jayasaro was at Amaravati, a Theravada Buddhist monastic center in England, when he delivered this talk: "Your Ultimate Classroom is Here and Now."
|Stillness Flowing (Jayasaro)|
The talk begins with a quote from Chekov who once ended a message, "I'm sorry this is such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a shorter one." Brevity and editing are the heart of wisdom.
He then quotes Ajahn Chah: "You have to bring your heart to the Dhamma (Dharma). You don't bring the Dhamma to your heart." You don't pick and choose. There is a subtle difference of great significance.
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|We gave the Buddha many things. What he wanted was for us to practice what he taught.|