Q: Identified As The Activity Of Awareness Or As Awareness Itself

(approx. 14 minutes) KEYWORDS: Are we still identifying as the activity taking place in our hearts and minds, or are we remembering our refuge in the Buddha, in just-knowing awareness? Dhammapada Reflections, framing experience, victims of suffering, Ajahn Thate, refuge, content, context, Awakened beings, sites, sounds, liking and disliking, formal meditation, becoming the worldling, identified as the thinking mind, desire and craving, semantics, doubt, looking at the finger, heart of awareness, not-knowing, addicted to certitude, rung of the ladder, faith, fear of unsure, synthetic security, moral precepts, intentional composure, indriyasamvara, gradually, beginning again.

Q: Could You Guide Us In A Contemplation On The 5 Spiritual Faculties?

(approx. 12 minutes) KEYWORDS: "In one of your talks you ask us to contemplate on 5 spiritual faculties. You had given some ideas on faith. Could you please guide us on this too." Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Thate, indriyasamvara, hiri ottappa, basic tools, sadha, faith, fragrance, honeysuckle, floating, 3 levels of faith, viriya, energy, intensity, transformation, tedious mediocrity, interest, challenge, sati, embodied mindfulness, satipatthana sutta, gatekeeper, praise and blame, samadhi, collectedness, ceto-vimutti, discernment, mirror, self-reflective capacity, accuracy of perception, compassion, goal.