54. How to extinguish suffering

In 1977 a lot of undesirable events overwhelmed the senior officials in the Interior Ministry—loss of wealth, loss of status, criticism, and suffering. And of course, the pain and sorrow spread to affect their wives and children as well. So one day some of their wives came to pay respect to Luang Pu and told him of their suffering so that he might advise them on how to overcome it.

He told them,

“One shouldn’t feel sad or miss things external to the body that are past and gone, for those things have performed their function correctly in the most consummate way.”