Greetings fellow practitioners,
In this talk that was given on retreat to long-term practicing Buddhists, I am relaying some
stories from biographies of great meditation masters that seem to illustrate the seeming
'matter of fact-ness' of the existence of past lives. I also explain why and how I feel that 'taking on' this aspect of the Buddhist World View can be nourishing to our spiritual practice and aspirations.
The second half of the talk is more practical, encouraging and helpful advice pertaining
to 'getting some space' from, and learning how to 'Let Go' and overcome common phenomena that can obstruct peace in the mind. The Five Hindrances are hindrances if they are not recognised with mindfulness and clear comprehension. Once they are recognised for what they are, with consistency and persistence the mind can find a place of clarity in which to rest.
I hope that something I have shared here may be useful to you.
Ajahn Achalo Bhikkhu
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