… in looking after yourself you also look after others, and by looking after others you also look after yourself. In practicing the Dhamma we are cultivating virtue, which first arises in ourselves. That virtue can then extend to others, even without our knowing about it…
This talk was delivered to a group of Thai laypeople on an occasion of alms-giving in memory of a deceased relative.
The 1st edition is translated from the Thai by Bruce Evans (Puriso Bhikkhu).
- The content here is the 2nd edition which is possibly edited by Bruce Evans.
- The Author’s Note is from the 1st edition published by Buddhadhamma Foundation.
- The Pali words has been edited for this website to conform the romanization of Pali.
- Making merit in the name of a deceased
- By helping oneself one helps others
- A medicine for treating the ills of life
- The primal disease
- Becoming aware of sense contact
- Restraining the senses to see more clearly
- The development of the mind
- Qualities of Samādhi
- Right Samādhi
- The real value of Samādhi
- The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
- Sati and Samādhi
- Sati and Vipassanā
- Keeping awareness in the present
- Dhamma practice: passive or active?
- In conclusion
- Author’s note