Ajahn Chah Arrives at Pah Pong Forest, Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand and the Dhammapada

I have inquired why  episodes 31 through 36 are not listed in the Video Series:Biography of Ajahn Chah, and as of now have received no answer

Let go of that which is in front,
let go of that which has already gone,
and let go of in-between.
With a heart that takes hold nowhere
you arrive at the place beyond all suffering.
v. 348

We can comfortably lose ourselves in ideas of the future. We can comfortably dwell in memories of the past. And we readily get lost in experiences here and now. When we get lost we suffer. But suffering is not ultimate; there are causes for suffering and there is freedom from them. To arrive at freedom requires that we are willing to leave our familiar abidings. We hear the instruction to ‘let go’ and it can sound like we are being told to get rid of something or that we are wrong for being the way we are. But if we recognise the power of right mindfulness, we see letting go just happens. In this verse the Buddha meets us in theplace of our suffering and directs us towards an
open door out of it.

Arriving at Pah Pong Forest

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