The source of our awakening is right inside us. As we learn to listen deeply to the wisdom and purity of heart that is connected to the truth we are following the Buddha's instructions to be "be a lamp unto yourself."
To live freshly we will need to go beyond all that is known and familiar to us, which we avoid at all costs. Why do we hold on so tightly when what we are longing for is in the relaxation and letting go?
Ajahn Sumedho reflects on the use of the Four Noble Truths to investigate experience. He also continues to explore the fetters that block the spiritual path, while also speaking about the paticca samuppada, or Dependent Origination.