Breaking out of the Box

Ajahn Sucitto

Winter Retreat morning dhamma reflection recorded on 27th March 2021.

Conditioned by ignorance, we can end up concocting the very scenarios we feel trapped in. The citta leaves its own centre and gets stuck in conditions. Samādhi gives us the possibility of disengaging from the tangles, and allowing wisdom to be directed to the heart of the problem – ignorance and outflows. This directed wisdom can dismantle the box we unconsciously create for ourselves.

The Work of Ease

Ajahn Sucitto

Winter Retreat Dhamma Reflection 24 March 2021

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It’s a natural inclination for citta not to suffer, but it’s confused, it needs to be trained. Citta can turn away from the tangles of ignorance towards signs that produce ease. Training with nimbleness and flexibility, citta becomes grounded, stable, not easily knocked over, easily handling what comes its way.

The Happy Misfit

Ajahn Sucitto

Winter Retreat Dhamma Reflection 22 March 2021

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Citta jumps and rushes towards experience it thinks will bring security. It’s a compulsion, an addiction. But citta can turn, starting with disengagement, then stabilizing and calming. Settle into the happiness of these effects, and you have a good foundation to eliminate the irrational drives and compulsions that cause suffering.

Opening into Consciousness

Ajahn Sucitto

Winter Retreat Dhamma Reflection 21 March 2021

In meditation we rest into what’s always here. Like dropping a net into the river and seeing what we catch, we simply take note with awareness, deep listening and open presence. Use structures and qualities as a skillful tetherings, to turn citta away from the complexity of stimulation, activity and abstraction. When energies are no longer running out, citta settles in itself. This is samādhi.