Ajahn Sumedho

Ajahn Sumedho

Suttas are not meant to be 'sacred scriptures' that tell us what to believe. One should read them, listen to them, think about them, contemplate them, and investigate the present reality, the present experience with them. Then, and only then, can one insightfully know the truth beyond words.More Ajahn Sumedho quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I contemplated my greed for peace. And I did not seek tranquillity anymore.More Ajahn Sumedho quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The empty mind - the pure mind - is not a blank, zero-land, where you're not feeling or caring about anything. It's an effulgence of the mind. It's a brightness that is truly sensitive and accepting. It's an ability to accept life as it is. When we accept life as it is, we can respond appropriately to the way we're experiencing it, rather than just reacting out of fear and aversion.More Ajahn Sumedho quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A new day is here. Yesterday is a memory. Tomorrow is unknown. Now is the knowing.More Ajahn Sumedho quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The problem is grasping the clock. So what do I do? Let it go, lay it aside - put it down gently without any kind of aversion. Then I can pick it up again, see what time it is and lay it aside when necessary.More Ajahn Sumedho quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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