Ajahn Chah goes on Thudong and another Dhammapada Reflection

Ajahn Jayasaro explains more about the life of a Forest Monk and another chapter in the life of Ajahn Chah, But first the Dhammapada and comments by Ajahn Munindo
It is wisdom
that enables letting go
of a lesser happiness
in pursuit of a happiness
which is greater.
v. 290

The filters of our preferences tragically limit our seeing. We want to let go of that which binds us but often our will fails us. Wise reflection can support will – it is will’s best friend. Will is not meant to do it alone. The verse encourages us to reflect on how letting go of our attachment to a lesser happiness can lead to gaining a greater happiness. Lost in our attachments, we see only that which we stand to lose by letting go. Wise thinking means we see what we stand to lose as well as what we stand to gain. Wise reflection opens and broadens our vision and enables pursuit of the goal.
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