YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

ajahn chah - Dhamma Wheel

ajahn chah

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.
User avatar
clw_uk
Posts: 4655
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:36 am

ajahn chah

Postby clw_uk » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:50 pm

Hi all,

Does anyone know a book or website where ajahn chah discusses dependent origination. As most of you probably know by now im conflicted in how to understand it so would like to know how ajahn chah teaches it as i have great respect for him.

:namaste:
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 6524
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

Re: ajahn chah

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:46 pm

well you could try Forest Sangha http://www.forestsangha.org/index.html or Ajahn chah's site http://www.ajahnchah.org/
there are a few links to other sites of his disciples which may help and I think his book unshakable peace may help also


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

User avatar
clw_uk
Posts: 4655
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:36 am

Re: ajahn chah

Postby clw_uk » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:57 pm

Thanks manapa, ajahnchah.org is really useful site

:namaste:
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Element

Re: ajahn chah

Postby Element » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:16 pm


User avatar
mikenz66
Posts: 14947
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: ajahn chah

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:25 pm


User avatar
bodom
Posts: 5713
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: ajahn chah

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:45 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

User avatar
clw_uk
Posts: 4655
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:36 am

Re: ajahn chah

Postby clw_uk » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:23 pm

Thank you all, very helpful :smile:
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

User avatar
gavesako
Posts: 1720
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:16 pm

Re: ajahn chah

Postby gavesako » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:14 pm

There are more references scattered throughout Ajahn Chah's talks. He liked Ajahn Buddhadasa's presentation of Dhamma, which he found more practical and useful than many of the standard books. With paticcasamuppada, they basically wanted the Thai people to look into their own minds in the present moment to observe what is really going on there, and how they are creating kamma which will create future becoming and birth (in this life and the next). That is why they stressed this aspect of the teaching. Ajahn Buddhadasa perhaps went a bit too far, even discounting the question of future rebirth altogether, because many Thais think of it very much like the Hindus (that their "soul" gets to reap the results of past kamma). Ajahn Chah, on the other hand, in one of his talks urges the monks to practise hard in this life so that they don't have to be born again, to "lie in another person's belly for nine months".
Bhikkhu Gavesako
Kiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)

- Theravada texts
- Translations and history of Pali texts
- Sutta translations

User avatar
clw_uk
Posts: 4655
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:36 am

Re: ajahn chah

Postby clw_uk » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:19 pm

Thank you gavesako for that post. :namaste:
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken


Return to “Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine

cron