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Chaiya Buddha (Wednesday Photo)

Michael Babcock, February 24th, 2010

Buddha Statue in Chaiya

Buddha statue in Chaiya

Buddha statue in Chaiya

This mind has been deluded now for who knows how many lifetimes. Whatever we don’t like or love, we want to avoid. We just indulge in our fears, and then we say we’re practicing. This can’t be called practice. If it’s real practice, you’ll even risk your life. If you’ve really made up your mind to practice, why would you take an interest in petty concerns?

– Ajahn Chah, in Food for the Heart, p. 263.

From: Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah. Ajahn Chah. Wisdom Publications, Somerville, MA, 2002.


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2 Responses to “Chaiya Buddha (Wednesday Photo)”

  1. I like to look at buddha images because the facial experession is always peaceful…indifference to hot or cold, likes or dislikes, praise or blame.

    Beautiful picture and good food for thought. Thank you.

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