I Teach Frustration

Ajahn Viradhammo. Tisarana Non-Residential Retreat 2013 (Fifth Talk). Ajahn Cha would say: “I teach frustration.” Ajahn Viradhammo explains how he learned in Thailand to frustrate his desires.  By going against our natural habits of desire, comfort seeking, and engaging in pleasant distractions, we allow ourselves to see what arises, being aware and observing desire rather than pursuing it. Eventually we learn to go beyond desire and this is done by seeing discomfort/dissatisfaction as simply a condition of mind.