The Buddha said that “the mind is the forerunner” to all thought, speech and action. Ajahn Vayama talks about how Buddhist practice helps us to see directly how the mind is the forerunner of all actions of body, speech and mind, and to train the mind to act skillfully in order to avoid the painful consequences of karma, and to cultivate the pleasant consequences of skillful karma.
A hint of irreverence for all forms of superstition and lashings of humour in this talk by Ajahn Brahm, serve to stress that it’s only our personal accountability and actions that make a difference.
Ajahn Brahm talks about the Buddha’s teaching on rebirth and how this teaching can lead us to live more skillful lives.Talk given at the Monash University Religious Centre in 2012.
Ajahn Dhiravamso explains the Law of Kamma as taught by the Buddha and how we can use it as a guide in our lives.
Ajahn Brahmali discusses the causes that give rise to mindfulness and what the main purpose of mindfulness.
In this talk Ajahn Brahm takes a non-traditional approach in explaining kamma (actions and their results).
Having just returned from pilgrimage to the Buddhist Holy Sites in India and Nepal, Ajahn Vayama responds to a request from the audience to talk about how cause and effect operate in our daily lives. This talk also has some interesting information about pilrimage for those who haven’t heard much about it before.