Sometimes pain and suffering are an opportunity for us to grow and learn. When you criticize yourself, you inhibit your ability to succeed. Praise uplifts people and has a positive effect on relationships. The power of precepts lie in the fact that when we are guided by them, the mind moves in the direction of truth and calmness. Charles Martin spoke on the topic of humility and how it can be attained. He discussed the importance of virtuous conduct and how samatha (tranquility) can also be a contributing factor.
This dhamma talk was originally recorded on cassette tape on 12th October 2001. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fans.
These talks by Ajahn Brahm have been recorded and made available for free distribution by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. You can support the Buddhist Society of Western Australia by pledging your support via their Patreon page.