Reflections for “Abbot’s Commentary: Everyone Can Put It Down”

by | Nov 12, 2023 | Blog

The post titled Abbot’s Commentary: Everyone Can Put It Down is now up on Buddhism for All. Angela from the team reflected on it, and invites you to do so too.

🌕 Angela’s Reflections:

I recall one of my teachers, Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm giving a profound talk. Ajahn Brahm shared that his teacher, Ajahn Chah once picked up a stick in the forest and asked him: “Is this stick heavy? It is only heavy, when you hold it. When you let go, there is no weight at all.” Wow. Ajahn Brahm taught that there are four ways of letting go: putting things down, being contented in the present moment, giving without expectations, and cultivating a Teflon mind where nothing sticks to it. Enjoy the present moment as it is. Allow coming, and allow going. 

🌱 Journal Reflection Prompts for You:

  • 📝 What rubbish are you holding onto in your mind that would be better if it were thrown away?

  • 📝 Examine your life right now in its current state. What areas or aspects of your life might benefit from some decluttering and detoxing?

  • 📝 What is putting down to you? What is letting go? How can you practice letting go in your life?

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