Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 10/08/2015

Away with the Books

After meditation this morning i happened to read a talk by Ajahn Phut Thaniyo describing how all of our reading, sutta study and debate can become a hindrance to our practice. Clearly, his talk was one which was directed towards an audience of monastics who don’t find themselves constantly stewing in a broth of media and infotainment bit it is a point well taken. Seriously, what good is having read the Nikayas, the Abhidhamma and the Visuddhimagga if one is yet unable to all the mind? I don’t quite know what I’m proposing but it sends to me that i need to spend more time in formal practice while clarifying for myself the basics stock add the Cattari Ariya Saccani and the Eightfold Path.

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