Our Real Home: A Talk to an Ageing Lay Disciple approaching Death
This is an audiobook of Bodhi Leaves No. 111 "Our Real Home" by Ajahn Chah, found in the Pariyatti Edition of Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. IV as well as at BPS as a free eBook download.
"This very lump of flesh that lies here in decline is saccadhamma, the truth. The truth of this body is saccadhamma, and it is the unchanging teaching of the Buddha. The Buddha taught us to look at the body, to contemplate it and come to terms with its nature. We must be able to be at peace with the body, whatever state it is in. The Buddha taught that we should ensure that it s only the body that is locked up in jail and not let the mind be imprisoned along with it. Now as your body begins to run down and deteriorate with age, don t resist that, but don t let your mind deteriorate with it. Keep the mind separate."