- Hi Phil and friends,
I just listened to the first part of the talks on the houseboat in Kashmir.
Kh. Sujin was sick and her voice was weak. But when she talked on Dhamma it
was amazing to hear that kusala citta conditioned the ruupa speech
intimation. As we know, ruupa is originated by kamma, citta, temperature or
nutrition. Speech intimation is originated by citta.
The topic was how attachment, lobha, hinders the development of right
understanding. It covers up realities all the time. There must be the
understanding of lobha coming in, otherwise we give lobha a chance. Then
there will be condiitons for lobha again, again, again.
The arising of sati should be very natural, even now it has to be as simple
Patience, khanti, is the greatest ascetism, it is against the current. There
should not be over exertion nor idleness, in the development of
This may solve people's questions whether one should do anything or not.
Kh. Sujin said that even a few moments of sati is better than trying to have
it. Leave it to perform its own function, it is not my function. Then one
can see how it is conditioned.
N: Is it not so that generally one always wants more? That does not help.
Kh Sujin: It is of no use to think of progress. We do not know long we will
live, we should develop understanding and this is the opposite of
Phil, when i listen I take a note book with me. Otherwise I forget what I