1. A Dhamma welcome

On December 18, 1979, Their Majesties the King and Queen paid a private visit to Luang Pu. After asking about his health and wellbeing, and engaging in a Dhamma conversation, the King posed a question: “In abandoning the defilements, which ones should be abandoned first?”

Luang Pu responded,

“All the defilements arise together at the mind. Focus right at the mind. Whichever defilement arises first, that’s the one to abandon first.”