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If we don’t see the harmful consequences of all our wrong views then we can’t leave them.

“But most of us have wrong view. It’s just like a maggot! A maggot’s living place is filthy, its food is filthy… but they suit the maggot. If you take a stick and brush it away from its lump of dung, it’ll struggle to crawl back into it. It’s the same when the Ajahn teaches us to see rightly. We resist, it makes us feel uneasy. We run back to our “lump of dung” because that’s where we feel at home. We’re all like this. If we don’t see the harmful consequences of all our wrong views then we can’t leave them, the practice is difficult. So we should listen. There’s nothing else to the practice.”

-Ven. Ajahn Chah, ‘A Taste of Freedom’.

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