Teachings, Books and Sutta Translations from Bhante Ānanda
at the HeartDhamma Buddhist Hermitage in Nelson, BC.
“There are four kinds of lights, monks.
The light of the moon,
The light of the sun,
The light of fire,
and the light of wisdom.
View from alms round on the Hermitage’s location in the center, between the powerlines and the river.
Old palm-leaf Tipitaka manuscript from Northern Thailand
The Buddha’s words translated from the original Pāḷi.
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This short teaching helps set the mind straight regarding attachments. Oftentimes, the simplest explanations are the easiest to digest… ‘The Smooth & Creamy Discourse on Unshakable Happiness’
Maybe we just start by opening our hearts… just a little five minutes. And just let go of everything, everything so far, let loose. Smile. Feel like the whole space
Here, Bhante Ānanda offers a beautiful teaching on attachment, the hindrances and acceptance. 🌼 Wishing you all continued happiness. “Most people associate letting go of all attachments with simply abandoning
And Samādhi, becomes so sharp,
collectedness of mind becomes so sharp,
steadiness so sharp and so present,
awareness starts to dissolve,
it breaks down here.
[One trains:] ‘Let me live, unattached  to what is favorable. One then lives, unattached to that. [One trains:] ‘Let me live, accepting what is unfavorable. One then lives,