Ajahn Chah Quotes

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know-watch-your-heart-its-pure-but-emotions-come-to-colour-it-ajahn-chah
we-dont-meditate-to-see-heaven-but-to-end-suffering-ajahn-chah
mental-activity-is-like-deadly-poisonous-cobra-if-we-dont-interfere-with-cobra-how-poisonous-it-may-be-it-simply-goes-its-own-away-ajahn-chah
to-give-up-doing-evil-is-more-important-than-making-merit-ajahn-chah
if-you-have-time-to-be-mindful-you-have-time-to-meditate-ajahn-chah
Buddha once saw a jackal, a wild dog, run out of the forest where he was staying. It stood still for a while, then it ran into the underbrush, and then out again. Then it ran into a tree hollow, then out again. Then it went into a cave, only to run out again. One minute it stood, the next it ran, then it lay down, then it jumped up. The jackal had the mange. When it stood, the mange would eat into its skin, so it would run. Running, it was still uncomfortable, so it would stop. Standing, it was still uncomfortable, so it would lie down. Then it would jump up again, running to the underbrush, the tree hollow, never staying still. The Buddha said, 'Monks, did you see that jackal this afternoon? Standing, it suffered. Running, it suffered. Sitting, it suffered. Lying down, it suffered. It blamed standing for its discomfort. It blamed sitting. It blamed running and lying down. It blamed the tree, the underbrush, and the cave. In fact, the problem was with none of those things. The problem was with his mange.' We are just the same as that jackal. Our discontent is due to wrong view. Because we don't exercise sense restraint, we blame our suffering on externals. Whether we live in Thailand, America or England, we aren't satisfied. Why not? Because we still have wrong view. Just that! So wherever we go, we aren't content. But just as that jackal would be content wherever it went as soon as its mange was cured, so would we be content wherever we went once we rid ourselves of wrong view.

Ajahn Chah
the-dharma-path-is-to-keep-walking-forward-but-true-dharma-has-no-going-forward-no-going-backward-no-standing-still-ajahn-chah
the-serene-peaceful-mind-is-true-epitome-human-achievement-ajahn-chah
you-should-think-about-your-own-death-3-times-per-day-at-least-ajahn-chah
anything-which-is-troubling-you-anything-which-is-irritating-you-that-is-your-teacher-ajahn-chah
if-you-havent-wept-deeply-you-havent-begun-to-meditate-ajahn-chah
if-you-are-still-following-your-likes-dislikes-you-have-not-even-begun-to-practise-dhamma-ajahn-chah
why-are-we-born-we-are-born-that-we-will-not-have-to-be-born-again-ajahn-chah
if-you-want-chicken-to-be-duck-duck-to-be-chicken-you-will-suffer-ajahn-chah
but-when-i-know-that-glass-is-already-broken-every-minute-with-it-is-precious-ajahn-chah
at-some-point-your-heart-will-tell-itself-what-to-do-ajahn-chah