9. Stopping to know

In March, 1964, a large number of scholarly and meditating monks—the first group of “Dhamma missionaries”—came to pay their respects to Luang Pu and to ask for teachings and advice that they could use in their work of spreading the Dhamma. Luang Pu taught them Dhamma on the ultimate level, both for them to teach others and for them to put into practice themselves so as to reach that level of truth. In conclusion, he gave them a piece of wisdom for them to take and contemplate:

“No matter how much you think, you won’t know.

Only when you stop thinking will you know.

But still, you have to depend on thinking so as to know.”