Letting Go | Ajahn Dhammasiha | Dhammagiri | Why's the Mind Jumping away from the Meditation Object?
It's good to remind ourselves regularly of the final purpose of all our Dhamma practice. Whether it's offering dana, or keeping precepts, developing sense restraint, or watching the breath in formal meditation - in the end all of this should lead to letting go.
It's outright impossible to fix all problems in the external world, all issues with our own bodies, and all our relationships and interactions with other beings perfectly. Even if we do our best to make this world a better place, there will still be wars and conflict and sickness and death, as it has always been. The only real 'fix' is simply letting go of it all. Once the heart lets go completely of all conditioned phenomena, it will experience final release and permanent freedom from dukkha, independent from any external conditions.
Ajahn Dhammasiha also anwers a related question: Why is the mind jumping away from the meditation object, and how can we overcome this tendency.
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