Relating to the material world

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2013.

  • The importance of renouncing our attachment to the pleasures of this life
  • How precepts guide one’s actions of body, speech and mind away from worldly desires
  • Enduring obstacles to cultivate internal strength
05 Exploring Monastic Life 08-15-13

Patience is the foremost path.
There is nothing comparable in Buddha’s teaching.
If one who has left the household life disturbs others,
She cannot be called a renunciant.

That is the vinaya of Tathagata Vipasyin, the unattached, the fully enlightened one.

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