Āsālha full moon day marks the first formal teaching of the Buddha, the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta. During the Āsālha meditation program at Dhammagiri, Ajahn Dhammasīha points out that we have to understand Suffering (Dukkha) dynamically: Due to craving & clinging we continuously create the conditions that cause suffering. Dukkha is not some stable, independently existing external power, but a conditioned phenomenon that requires continuous hard work to generate and maintain. If only we can stop doing that, all suffering will be gone.
Photos of Ajahn Dhammasīha & other visiting teachers at Dhammagiri: dhammagiri.org.au/-photos.html
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