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Battling Defilement

“Ajahn Tongrat, who was one of my teachers, once wanted to disrobe. He wouldn't listen to anybody, he just wanted to disrobe. He then asked to borrow an ax from a villager and started to split wood. He did it for three days and nights until his hands started to bleed, until he was exhausted. He then asked, 'Now do you know who is the boss here?' – he asked his own defilements. All our teachers have been through this as well.”


– Luang Pu Chah Subhaddo

(translated by Mudito Bhikkhu)