The Floods of Self

Ajahn Pasanno

During a brief visit to Cittaviveka, Luang Por Pasanno recounts a meeting he had many years past with Ajahn Buddhadasa in Thailand. Luang Por draws on this encounter and his own experiences to show how the floods of greed, hatred and delusion can be skilfully met and transformed through the power of selflessness and gratitude.

The Silent Legacy of Quiet Lives

Ajahn Amaro

Reflecting on the impact of the silent legacy of quiet lives they pass on, through the way that they speak, the way that they relate to others, their insignificant acts of kindness, and unselfishness. They bring attention to what we do, how we do it, the way we work in the world, and the way we communicate. It’s from a non-personal point of view, a Dhamma point of view. So whether things go well or things go badly, we can learn from both of those. Not being selfish, not seeing things from a self-centered perspective is one of the most important kinds of acts of generosity that we can practice. Training the mind using meditation uses the capacity to wisely reflect upon our attitudes to not see things in personal, self-centered terms.