Ajahn Nissarano discusses the 19th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya – the Dvedhavitakka Sutta – Two Kinds of Thought.
Ajahn Nissarano describes the mantra “be here now” as being like the “coordinates for happiness”, but also for developing peace and wisdom. He goes on to offer advice on how, amidst our busy lives, we can learn to “be here now”.
Fear creates so much suffering and unnecessary problems in our lives, and for many people a key aim is to overcome fear and experience a state of fearlessness. Ajahn Brahm explains how it’s important to understand fear and even to understand why we are addicted to fear.
In a world where there is so much conflict and disharmony – between governments, between religions, between co-workers, between family members and even in our own minds – there is a deep yearning for peace and harmony in the world. Ajahn Brahm uses this talk to highlight the topic of harmony and how to create it in our world, and within ourselves.
How can people have so many different beliefs? How can people believe in things that are contrary to plain evidence? How can people, even in the same family, have arguments over these beliefs? Ajahn Brahm talks about the “distortions of the cognitive process” (vipallasa) and how this causes so much confusion in the world, and offers some practical strategies to make sure we aren’t the ones with distorted views – and therefore more happy and free in life.
Ajahn Brahm brings the concept of Enlightenment down to Earth through offering the simile of the mist, and how sometimes we lose our direction even though we think we’re on the right track. Ajahn Brahm clears the mist of unknowing so that we have a clearer sense of the path to Enlightenment, and complete freedom.
Ajahn Brahmali gives an accessible and easy to understand talk on rebirth – how we live life after life.
Ajahn Dhiravamso discusses the 65th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya – the Bhaddali Sutta.
Ajahn Brahmali discusses the 64th sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya – the Greater Discourse to Malunkyaputta.
Ajahn Brahm discusses the 51st sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya – the Kandaraka Sutta.