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Dharma Talks given at Cittaviveka
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2021-05-22 The Power of Presence 38:16
Ajahn Sucitto
We seek steadiness and happiness from that which is inherently changing and unsteady – the constructed notions of future, past, myself and others. Withdraw from the tangle, acknowledge without getting involved. When you collect your heart with presence and acknowledge the tangle and the stress, there’s empathy rather than agitation. Good qualities naturally arise from that stable empathetic basis.
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2021-05-22 Guided Meditation - Return to the Basis of Citta 13:33
Ajahn Sucitto
Encourage attention to find its way back through the tangle, back to the basis of citta. Sentient, present, withdrawn from the mental landscapes and the personal scenarios. Fully dwelt in, lingered in, citta, in its basis, is happy.
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2021-05-19 Guided Meditation - Realization of Anicca 45:40
Ajahn Sucitto
The realization of changeability can be transformational and liberating. When we deepen into presence, we can review the contents of the mind with spaciousness – without identifying with anything, without creating a self. With this quality of relinquishment, wonderful dhammas arise – spaciousness, clarity compassion – the ending of suffering.
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2021-05-15 Enrich Citta to Heal the Person 35:46
Ajahn Sucitto
Citta’s awakening intelligence is in its capacity to know and be touched. Rather than trying to change or complain about our situations, embrace the human condition with the qualities of pure citta and let that do the work. Citta is the most important thing – it’s what suffers, what leads and directs us, and what gets liberated.
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2021-05-15 Guided Meditation - Chanting is Your Dhamma Footprint 12:17
Ajahn Sucitto
Chanting is like a subtle yoga. It uses your whole body in a non-straining way. We bring something forth into the world with our voices, and we open awareness to what’s around us, to the persistent flow of mental and emotional arisings. Don’t try to change anything, but receive it all with a kindly devotional heart.
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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.
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2021-05-08 Unshakable Deliverance of Mind 31:41
Ajahn Sucitto
Mind always has some purpose to it. The aim is to keep refining that, keep it from becoming corrupted. Sustain inner awareness and disengagement. The unshakable deliverance of mind is the ultimate goal, not shaken by the circumstances of life, aging, sickness and death. (Sutta reference: MN 29)
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2021-05-08 Guided Meditation - Trust the Simplicity of Body Breathing 12:12
Ajahn Sucitto
Instructions to establish an upright, open and relaxed posture, following the natural expanding and subsiding of breathing. This allows the internal aspect of the body to become more apparent. Train the mind to relax its preoccupations and return to the simplicity of body breathing.
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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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