Ajahn Lee

The Heightened Mind

The Heightened Mind

In previous collections of Ajahn Lee’s talks, the main focus has been on technique. Here the focus is more on attitudes to bring to the practice of concentration.

As he once said, the three trainings are like posts supporting a bridge over a river. The posts on the near shore and far — virtue and discernment — are not that hard to set in place, for they lie in shallow water away from the main current of the river. The posts in the middle of the river — concentration — are the ones requiring special effort, and so they need to be treated in depth.


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About Ajahn Lee

Phra Suddhidhammaransi Gambhiramedhacarya (1907–1961), commonly known as Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo, was a meditation teacher in the Thai Forest Tradition of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya order of Theravada Buddhism.

He was born in the Ubon Ratchathani Province of Isan and was a student of Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta. Ajahn Lee is regarded as one of the greatest teachers and meditation masters of the Thai Forest Tradition of the 20th century.

Among the forest monks, he devised comprehensive meditation instructions, and composed a detailed map of the jhānas. He was one of the first teachers to bring the teachings of the Forest Tradition to the mainstream of Thai society. He never spoke of his own meditative attainments, however it was widely discussed among his students that he may have had psychic powers.

You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the way

Buddha, Dhp 276
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