From ‘A Talk given to an Ageing Lay Disciple Approaching Death’, by Ajahn Chah (1987)

So let go, put everything down, everything except the knowing. Don’t be fooled if visions or sounds arise in your mind during meditation. Put them all down. Don’t take hold of anything at all. Just stay with this non-dual awareness. Don’t worry about the past or the future, just be still and you will reach the place where there’s no advancing, no retreating and no stopping, where there’s nothing to grasp at or cling to. Why? Because there’s no self, no “me” or “mine.” It’s all gone. The Buddha taught us to be emptied of everything in this way, not to carry anything with us. To know, and having known, let go.

From ‘A Talk given to an Ageing Lay Disciple Approaching Death’, by Ajahn Chah (1987)

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