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Dhamma of Luang Ta Maha Boowa Yannasampanno 
"... Our citta, if we were to make a comparison with the world, is a perpetual prisoner, like a person born in jail who lives in jail, behind bars, with no chance to get out to see the outside world-someone who has grown from childhood to adulthood entirely in a prison cell and so doesn't know what there is outside:someone who has seen pleasure and pain only in the prison and has never been out to see what kind of pleasure, comfort, and freedom they have in the outside world. We have no way of knowing what kind of happiness and enjoyment they have there in the outside world, how they come and go, how they live, because we are kept in prison from the day we are born until the day we die. This is a comparison, an analogy. ..."
"... Thus samadhi and wisdom can't be separated from each other. Whatever our character and tendencies might be, samadhi is always needed as a quiet resting place for the heart. The heart rests from work by stilling in samadhi its thoughts and preoccupations. Even work in the world requires a period of rest and recuperation-making do without is just not possible. ..."
"... The citta doesn't die. It becomes more pronounced. When we fully investigate the four elements-earth, water, wind, and fire-down to their original properties, the citta becomes even more pronounced and clear. So where is there any death? What dies? None of these conditions die. The four elements earth, water, wind and fire: They don't die. And as for the citta, how can it die? It becomes more aware. More pronounced. More conspicuous. This doesn't die, so why does it fear death? We've been fooled all along, fooled for aeons an aeons, for actually nothing dies. ..."
"... Death-just let it go along its way. All the things of this world die, they have death built-in. How can you expect them to be constant and enduring-when the time comes for them to die, they have to die. Nothing can constrain or contradict this. Even arahants have to die; for them, however, there is the difference that they pass away without concern and worry. As for us, we're worried even before we come to die-perturbed and possessive. And on death, the worry and possessiveness intensify so that they pile up into a threat bigger than a mountain. Be careful not to let that happen to you. Make sure you get beyond such anxieties. ..."

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