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2021-05-11 Converting Difficulty into Skilful States 61:12
Ajahn Sucitto
Cultivation, bhavana, can be described as the desire to bring forth skilful qualities. It’s an eager, inspired willingness to receive every situation that arises, and know what is needed to turn it into a skilful state. The old historical person begins to fade out, transformed by the deepened and strengthened resolve of the heart.

2021-05-01 Natural Discipline 37:40
Ajahn Sucitto
Worldly systems and structures keep us filled with activity, leaving us depleted and restless. What’s missing is pausing and discharging that any natural system includes. We can use the natural bodily system to reset body and mind and come into presence. This is where rest and replenishment are found.
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2021-05-01 Guided Meditation – Dhammavicaya 14:42
Ajahn Sucitto
Dhammavicaya gives us a way to acknowledge and explore phenomena without getting caught up in them. The act of acknowledging provides a place of stability and clarity, so you can relate to experience rather than be in it. Energy then shifts from the phenomena and reactivity to acknowledgement, truthfulness and relationship. This is where suffering can be allayed.
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2021-04-26 The True Good Person (Sappurisa) 56:22
Ajahn Sucitto
The good person is considered to be the bedrock, the first condition that should be established, for someone seeking after liberation. We are both formed by associating with good people, and we can become good people. In meditation we purify the bodily base so it can act as the reference point for our intentions and behaviors. A sense of meaningful purpose and alignment to true duty then inform the ‘true person’.

2021-04-24 Dhamma Stream Q&A 42:27
Ajahn Sucitto
What is sati; How to stop awareness landing on negative thoughts; ‘Energies’ don’t seem to be mentioned much, what are they; What to do about lots of romantic preoccupations; Please review 4 relationships mentioned in last Dhamma Stream teaching: to self, to nature, the sacred, to other people; How to handle toxic relationships/ones that require forgiveness; How to deal with clashes with views in relationship; How do you maintain awareness in relationship?
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2021-04-24 Guided Meditation - Attentive Disengagement 18:10
Ajahn Sucitto
In meditation we’re making a shift from being engaged to being attentive but disengaged. Disengagement has a cool, easeful quality to it, giving us leverage against the strong emotional pressures of the mind. From this place we can make peace with the mind that is never at ease.
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2021-04-17 Being a Person Pt. 2 35:09
Ajahn Sucitto
Aspects of this human life – where we live, what we do, who we associate with – become reference points for the person. How we relate to them affects how the person manifests. We can train in a relating that is stable and disengaged, neither favoring nor opposing, no longer finding fault with the world and thereby dismantling worldly attitudes.
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2021-04-17 Guided Meditation - Stable Disengagement 17:38
Ajahn Sucitto
Body and mind work together to bring about the sense of stability and balance. Disengagement is then possible, becoming your frame of reference as phenomena arise. Agreeable feeling comes from disengagement.
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2021-04-14 Guided Meditation – Let Open Restfulness Clean the Mind 51:32
Ajahn Sucitto
Within an open restful frame, things can be expressed, felt and sensed. It’s a chance for things to complete themselves and move on. The only effort is to stay in touch with this open restful frame. Just let the still openness work for you.

2021-04-10 Being a Person 27:12
Ajahn Sucitto
Although Dhamma practice is often geared to dissolving the sense of being a person, ‘the person’ is a required entity in the everyday world. The firm center and open awareness developed in Dhamma practice work together to support this person. They provide stability and allow duties, purpose and engagement to arise straight from the heart rather than from mental habits, or from the idea of a person. Then the beauties, steadiness and generosity of Dhamma practice and Dhamma fruitions arise in our everyday lives.
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