Gain & Pain, Fame & Blame - Ajahn Dhammasiha
Ajahn Dhammasiha offers some reflections on the 8 wordly phenomena ('Aṭṭha-loka-dhammā'):
- Gain and Loss
- Fame and Obscurity
- Praise and Blame
- Pleasure and Pain
Usually we like, approve and hanker after gain, fame, praise and pleasure; and we dislike, resist and detest loss, obscurity, blame and pain. Thus these 8 worldly conditions overwhelm our mind and cause us lots of distress.
On the other hand, if we reflect on their impermanence, they will not overwhelm our mind. We no longer run after them or reject them, and extricate ourselves from any suffering caused by them.
This recording also includes the chant on sharing of merits, which we do at the end of our Sunday afternoon sessions 😊