Ajahn Brahm: Transcending Disasters

Ajahn-BrahmThis talk was given just a few weeks ago following the Christchurch New Zealand earthquake, and it becomes even more relevant following the disasters in Japan.

In it Ajahn Brahm points out that it is not kamma which causes natural disasters, and nor is it any sort of punishment for misdeeds, whether through the agency of kamma or through a God or gods.

The kamma that is important in such situations is our own kamma (actions) when faced with an emergency: can we respond skilfully and appropriately to the tradgedy that is unfolding, whether it be our own or that of other people?

As always Ajahn Brahm has some great illustrations to bring his points home, and manages to lead people to consider things from a different angle, and to find out what they can do to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them.

 

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