On Saturday 13 May, Nalanda members, volunteers and devotees joyfully welcomed Venerable Ajahn Achalo to Nalanda Centre for a Dhamma talk. Almost four years since his last visit, we were happy to see that Ajahn is well and has had opportunities to further develop Anandagiri Forest Monastery in Thailand, of which he is abbot.
In the evening Dhamma talk, Ajahn shared with us his journey in becoming a monk and personal experiences in turning a difficult situation into a constructive one. By being mindful of our negative perceptions, we can change them to look for the positive aspects and progress towards a beneficial outcome.
Ajahn also advised us to maintain a forgiving mindset when we work with others especially as a community dedicated in missionary work. It is important for us to acknowledge that just like ourselves, others are also challenged by defilements and at the same time trying to develop better values.
We extend our gratitude to Ajahn Achalo for taking time to visit us and for his valuable advice. We hope that he will be able to visit and advise us again when he is in Malaysia. We also wish Ajahn blessings of good health and peace. Sukhihontu.
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