Following is an excerpt from a book collected from Sayadaw U Jotika’s letters entitled Snow in the Summer.
It is available in Thai and English (some copies will be available on Tuesday 1st Feb when we have a public talk with Sayadaw)
I have been watching my mind for so many years now. So I am very much aware of my mind. I know how stupid, sill, foolish, mischievous the mind can be, but because I am aware of it, it cannot carry me away.
I have forgotten most of what I have learnt from books. I don’t want to remember too many things …. But I know a lot about myself, my mind, my mental states, all the bad silly things about me. I’ve been taught by people that such things are shameful, that I should feel guilty for having such thoughts. I refused to believe them. I know that all of us have such thoughts but most of us deny that.
I am not going to tell people all about me. I accept (I don’t resist) all about me, good and bad.
See previous posts on Sayadaw here
Don’t miss this rare chance to see Sayadaw in person, Tuesday 1st Feb. Really.