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Sunday, November 19, 2017
Simple Profound Advice
Ajahn Chah's simple, profound advice to an aging student approaching her death:
"The Buddha told us to see the way things are and then let go of our clinging to them. Take this feeling of letting go as your refuge.
The world is the way it is. If you allow it to arise in the mind and dominate consciousness, then the mind becomes obscured and can’t see itself. So whatever appears in the mind, just say ‘This isn’t my business. It’s impermanent, unsatisfactory, & not-self.’ ”
Labels: Ajahn Chah, anatta, anicca, Buddha, clarity, clinging, confusion, dukkha, grasping, greed, letting go, minding the mind, refuge
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