Ajahn Brahm Quotes

Phra Visuddhisamvarathera, known as Ajahn Brahmavamso, or simply Ajahn Brahm (born Peter Betts on 7 August 1951), is a British Theravada Buddhist monk. Currently Brahm is the Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery, in Serpentine, Western Australia, the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, Spiritual Adviser to the Buddhist Society of Victoria, Spiritual Adviser to the Buddhist Society of South Australia, Spiritual Patron of the Buddhist Fellowship in Singapore, Patron of the Brahm Centre in Singapore, Spiritual Patron of the Bodhikusuma Centre in Sydney, and most recently, Spiritual Adviser to the Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project in the UK

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Ajahn Brahm


Complaining is finding faults, wisdom is finding solutions

Ajahn Brahm


Everyone makes mistakes. The wise are not people who never make mistakes, but those who forgive themselves and learn from their mistakes.

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What are people searching for in life? God. In the christian scriptures, it says 'Be still and know you are God.' What is this? You are peace, compassion, truth, Love, freedom. Real love- the ability to love yourself so much that you forgive everything and you are at peace with yourself like a mother loves a child, not trying to be someone.

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If you know how to let go and be at peace, you know everything you need to know about living in the world.

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The secret of life is... everything is out of control.

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Fear is finding fault with the future.

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My first meditation teacher told me that there is no such thing as a bad meditation. He was right. During the difficult meditations you build up your strength, which creates meditation for peace.

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Love, oneness, is no separation between you and life. It is a progressive letting go, a progressive not fault finding. Just do nothing and love this moment. Its very beautiful and very deep.

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Understand the place of love in a spiritual life. A powerful and blissful type of love has no conditions, no ownership and no people involved. Be free from fear. Be who you are. That is love.

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When the weather is hot, keep a cool mind. When the weather is cold, keep a warm heart.

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Why seek revenge? Karma is going to get the bastards anyway

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Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.

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When life is good do not take it for granted as it will pass. Be mindful, be compassionate and nurture the circumstances that find you in this good time so it will last longer. When life falls apart always remember that this too will pass. Life will have its unexpected turns.

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How many times have you tried to solve â??the problemâ?? youâ??ll be trying to solve it not just until you die but for many more lifetimes. Instead, understand that this world is just the play of the senses. Itâ??s the five khandhas doing their thing; it has nothing to do with you. Itâ??s just people being people, the world being the world.

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Love is not liking somebody. Anyone can do that. Love is loving things that sometimes you don't like.

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