Phra Ajaan Suwat Suvaco

Phra Ajaan Suwat Suvaco (1919–2001) was an abbot in the Thai forest tradition. In the 1980s he moved to California, where he later founded the Metta Forest Monastery. This essay—translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu—appears in Fistful of Sand, a collection of Phra Ajaan Suwat Suvaco's teachings.
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