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We Have to Save Us Ourselves | Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Dhammasiha

We Have to Save Us Ourselves | Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Dhammasiha

Update: 2022-04-18
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"We ourselves have to be our own saviour,
No one else can be our saviour.
If we train ourselves well,
We have found a Saviour that's hard to find."

"Attā hi attano nātho,
Ko hi nātho paro siyā.
Attanā hi sudantena
Nāthaṃ labhati dullabhaṃ"

Dhammapada Verse #160

It is a hallmark of the Buddha Dhamma that it doesn't point to any external agency, any supreme god or deity, to effect deliverance for us. Instead, the Buddhas can only point out the path, but we have to walk it ourselves.

This is perhaps a bit inconvenient, as we have to do the work ourselves. But on the other hand, it means that we do not depend on anyone outside either. Together with the guidance of the Buddha, and the support of Dhamma and Sangha, we have the full potential in ourselves to discipline and develop our mind until we attain release from all suffering.
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We Have to Save Us Ourselves | Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Dhammasiha

We Have to Save Us Ourselves | Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Dhammasiha

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