Here’s a 59-min recorded video Dhamma Talk (115MB .mp4 - Tip: tap and hold to “Download link”, or right click to “Save Link As…“).
- in rarity is value, gratitude, how much of a group effort it was to hand down the teachings of Buddhism, the Sasana, relationships, the four noble truths, the five hindrances, monastic culture, taking a fasting break from internet usage, seclusion, admitting how hard it is to pull back from Social Media addiction
Hard is it to be born a man; hard is the life of mortals. Hard is it to gain the opportunity of hearing the Sublime Truth, and hard to encounter is the arising of the Buddhas.
“What do you think, Ānanda, which is more difficult and challenging: to shoot arrows from a distance through a very small keyhole, head through butt, without missing, or to pierce with the arrowhead the tip of a hair split into seven strands?”
“It is more difficult and challenging, venerable sir, to pierce with the arrowhead the tip of a hair split into seven strands.”
“But, Ānanda, they pierce something even more difficult to pierce who pierce as it really is: ‘This is suffering’ …; who pierce as it really is: ‘This is the way leading to the cessation of suffering.’
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