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26th July 2017. Michael Kewley

When people come to my room on retreat with their life problems and difficulties, I don't really have anything to say to them.
I listen of course and offer compassionate Dhamma, but I don't have a view as to how they should live except in the broadest sense of, with love and awareness.
With loving awareness we recognise that we don't control the environment we are part of, we don't control other beings and we don't control this mind and body, so just relax a little bit.
Take a breath and be with the reality of life. Everything, including you, is in a constant state of change. Surrender into that and all your fear and difficulties will fall away into the emptiness of the universe.
Respond to each moment with love.
Respond to each being with compassion.
Respond to each situation with wisdom, but always respond.
The real problem is that you are not yet enlightened and so you continue to pursue the feelings called happiness outside yourself.
Put your loving energy into awakening and life will be understood in a different and non threatening way. It will be the same, but you will be open, loving and fearless.
This is what you can do to be happy.
Offered with love.
May all beings be happy.

 

Michael Kewley - Dhammachariya Pannadipa.
A simple Dhamma Bhikkhu.
Three minute biography.
https://vimeo.com/171710948/cc20c53b09

New free Dhamma talks added to Audio page. Here you will find a selection of Dhamma Talks by Michael, freely offered to support you own Dhamma practice. Recorded at various times on various residential retreats, they are for you to listen to alone, with a group or offer to a friend. We ask only that they are always attributed to Michael as part of his Pure Dhamma teachings. These talks are a free gift of Dhamma, but in the tradition of the Master, all donations are gratefully received. This enables the tradition of Pure Dhamma to continue. To make a donation please use the donation button (top right). Offered with love. May all beings awaken.
May all beings be happy.

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