Ajahn Dtun Dhamma Talk at Quaker House: May 17th, 2013

We’ve received these bodies from the material elements that we’ve taken from our parents, and so we should be careful in how we go about using this body, because we require it to go about developing goodness in our lives.  When I was the age of 16 or 17, I can remember having a fever and just thinking to myself, “Why is it that I can not tell this body to feel better, to feel normal?” and it became clear to me that the body and mind are separate–that I had no control over my own body.

*Translated by Ajahn Tejapanyo