Within the world itself ~ Ajahn Chah

People who suffer will accordingly gain wisdom. If we don’t suffer, we don’t contemplate. If we don’t contemplate, no wisdom is born. Without wisdom, we don’t know. Not knowing, we can’t get free of suffering – that’s just the way it is. Therefore we must train and endure in our practice. When we then reflect on the world, we won’t be afraid like before. It isn’t that the Buddha was enlightened outside of the world but within the world itself.


Ajahn Chah

source: http://www.dharmaweb.org/index.php/No_Ajahn_Chah:_Reflections



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