2. No resistance

Each time, after Their Majesties came to visit Luang Pu and had dealt with the purpose of their visit, on taking their leave the King would say, “We request that you keep your aggregates (khandhas) going for more than one hundred years, to provide the general public with an object of respect. Can you accept our request?” Even though this was simply a polite formality, and the King’s way of giving a blessing to Luang Pu, Luang Pu didn’t dare accept, for he couldn’t resist the nature of fabricated things. So he would respond,

“I’m afraid I can’t accept. It all depends on how fabricated things go of their own accord.”