On Monday 30 December 2019, Nalanda Centre was honoured to receive Ajahn Viradhammo and Ajahn Pavaro to Nalanda Centre. Arriving in Sri Serdang in the afternoon, Nalanda officers and members warmly and respectfully welcomed venerable sirs. Deputy President Bro. Charlie hosted venerables for a tour of the Centre and K. Sri Dhammananda Centre which have both changed significantly since their last visit here.
During the evening Dhamma teaching, Ajahn Viradhammo related to us the importance of having good values and mindfulness to silent our busy minds. The faithful practice of dāna and sīla results in the absence of disturbances such as remorse and regret arising in our thoughts. Developing morals such as compassion and gratitude will calm our hearts. Our minds then naturally become more peaceful especially during meditation.
Ajahn Viradhammo shared with us his own experience as a young monk in dealing with the arising of unwholesome habits such as discontent. He advised that we should watch and recognise it in the mind but not indulge in it. If we become subject to these negative thoughts, our thoughts proliferate and our minds become cluttered.
We are very grateful to Ajahn Viradhammo and Ajahn Pavaro for visiting us at Nalanda Centre, and for sharing with us the noble teachings of the Buddha. We wish venerable sirs good health, peace and happiness.