Balancing the Internal and External, A Whole Life Path to Peace

Ajahn Sucitto

It is very important to balance the traditional Buddhist practice of silent formal meditation, with the more external factors of the practice, namely Right Speech and a healthy engagement with one’s fellow practitioners. Assisting with this are vitakka and vicara, directing the mind on to an object and examining the result, as a way to be deeply informed and directly know that one is on a path towards liberation.