Mettā meditation led by Bhante Sujato. The difference between therapy and the spiritual path. Dhamma talk by Bhante Sujato on creativity versus papañca. Question on the experience of movement and stillness in meditation.
Have you ever wondered how your mind can move from one thought to getting lost in a complex story without you knowing how you got there? The Buddha describes this process in his Honeyball Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya #19) where he explains the phenomenon of papanća or proliferation of thought. The more we understand this porcess and work with it as practice, the less we get caught up in the stories the mind creates.
Morning instructions on ways of practicing with thoughts so as to develop a more spacious relationship with thinking and understand more fully the shaping power of perception and papañca (projection, proliferation, objectification.