Vipassana in 4K Resolution - Ajahn Dhammasiha
Ajahn Dhammasiha gives a simile that occurred to him while spending many hours trying to set up our new video livestreaming:
We need a clean camera lens, good lighting, stable focus, and high resolution camera to record video in crisp 4K resolution
Likewise, we need virtue to keep or vision clean and unsmudged, we need puñña (good karma) to brighten our mind, we need samādhi (concentration) to have stable and focussed vision, and we need sharp wisdom to recognize subtle characteristics like impermanence and non-self.
There's also an interesting question about the meaning of the last verse in the famous auspicious chant "Stanzas of Victory" ("Mahājayamangla-gāthā" = "Bahuṃ sahassam..."):
Can one really overcome all obstacles, and even realize enlightenment and release by simply reciting 8 verses every day?
Another questioner is looking for some guidance how we can distinguish wholesome desire for solitude from unwholesome aversion against other beings.
This same talk is also available on video here:
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