The shorter Discourse on the MAss of suffering


Majjhima Nikāya 14 of 152

Translated by: Bhikkhu Sujato
Read by: Roland Kitchen


A lay person is puzzled at how, despite their long practice, they still have greedy or hateful thoughts. The Buddha explains the importance of absorption meditation for letting go such attachments. But he also criticizes self-mortification, and recounts a previous dialog with Jain ascetics.