Our True Refuge

19 July 2020Adapted from Ajahn Chah’s talkWritten by Dd Lee Kok Cheng Our True Refuge The Buddha taught all compounded things are subject to decline and dissolution.  How do they decline?   Consider a lump of ice.  Originally, it was simply water.  People freeze it and it becomes ice but it doesn’t take long before …

Letting Go

12 July 2020Adapted from Ajahn Amaro’s talkWritten by Dd Lee Kok Cheng Letting Go in a Balanced Way Letting go in essence is the very heart of the Buddha’s teaching. The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths and the four truths are a kind of medical diagnosis. The disease is the symptom, experienced in the …

Dhamma fighting

5 July 2020Adapted from Ajahn Chah’s talkWritten by Dd Lee Kok Cheng Dhamma Fighting Fight greed, fight aversion, fight delusion. These are the enemies. In the practice taught by the Buddha, we fight these enemies with Dhamma using patience and endurance. We fight by resisting our countless moods. Where there are defilements, there are those …