Category: Dhamma Article

Don’t Be Faithful to Ignorance

by Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero Thaniyo: I was wondering if we could speak about lying, the phenomenon of lying, the choice to lie. A simple question: Is it wrong to lie?…
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Appointment with Death

by Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero Thaniyo: I was wondering if you could speak about the contemplation of death—how should we think about death? The world is beaten down by death and…
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Contemplation and Awareness

by Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero Discerning the background Thaniyo: In terms of contemplating the 32 parts of the body, how do you do that correctly? You actually cannot see your brain,…
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Not Wanting the Wanting

by Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero Wanting sense objects that you derive pleasure from, that is sensuality, it’s that wanting. So, in order to abandon sensuality, you have to stop being concerned…
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Comprehending the Mindfulness of Breathing and Death Contemplation

by Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero I. Mindfulness of Breathing Ven. Thaniyo: I wanted to ask about mindfulness of breathing, and how that should be done. You can read the sutta over…
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Ajahn Chah and the Original Mind

by Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero Ven. Thaniyo: This is another talk by Ajahn Chah called "The Path to Peace." Now, this is just a few paragraphs from it that I found…
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Attha / yoni

by Ven. Akiñcano I. tasmā hi paṇḍito poso, sampassaṃ atthamattano. yoniso vicine dhammaṃ, evaṃ tattha visujjhati. MN 143 How are we to translate these lines of poetry into English? First…
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Peripheral Awareness

by Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero Mindfulness done correctly is when the mind is anchored in something. That something must be a thing that is not directly attended to, but instead, has…
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