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Why do you want this holy water? By Ajahn Chah

In the beginning we practise with a desire of some kind in mind; we practise on and on, but we don’t attain our desire. But if we continue to practise anyway, we reach a point where we’re practising without ideas of some kind of return; we just practise in order to let go. 347 more words

Buddhism

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Practicing the dhamma (dharma) without expectation is the way of the Buddha. Doing something for its own sake as opposed to hoping for a reward is a transcendent experience. This post by Ajahn Chah explains it so well.

Why do you want this holy water? By Ajahn Chah

In the beginning we practise with a desire of some kind in mind; we practise on and on, but we don’t attain our desire. But if we continue to practise anyway, we reach a point where we’re practising without ideas of some kind of return; we just practise in order to let go. 347 more words

Buddhism

Recommended Reads pt. 1: Buddhism & Meditation

Hi and thanks for checking my latest video.

Due to popular demand i have made 3 videos detailing my list of recommended reading.

In these videos I cover books that have influenced me and my practice over the last 13 years or so, many of which inspired me to start the channel. 338 more words

Meditation

Retreating to Wat Pah Nanachat 

Wat Pah Nanachat is a Buddhist monastery in northeastern Thailand that belongs to the Thai Forest Theravadan school of Buddhism. It was founded by Ajahn Chah… 1,296 more words

The costs of work-related stress are huge — we need to stop ignoring the issue

“People fight reality. They fight it tooth and nail, with everything they’ve got. And anytime you are arguing or fighting with reality, reality will win. You can’t outsmart it.

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Emotions

Gather Your Scattered Energy

When you let your ego mind lead, your energy will scatter to all the little dramas in your life.

Think of it as bleeding energy to every negative thought you have, every busy moment, every physical discomfort, every argument with others. 224 more words

Let it be

Do not try to become anything.
Do not make yourself into anything.
Do not be a meditator.
Do not become enlightened.
When you sit, let it be. 13 more words

Inspiration