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“Happy indeed are the arahants! No craving can be found in them. Cut off is the conceit ‘I am,’ Burst asunder is delusion’s net.”
~ The Buddha
SN 22:76

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Vesak Talk Three

Matt Flickstein

Matt discusses the essence of some of the Buddha’s teaching: Suffering as a fact of life and the reasons for it. Wanting things to be different from the way they are, which is called Tanha, thirst. We have perceptual distortions which makes us think things are permanent, that we can be happy all the time and that there is a stable core inside ourselves. Ways to see and deal with these distortions and their results are discussed.

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File Size: 18.5 MB
Duration: 1:19
Recorded: 5-18-08
Posted: 05-29-08