“People should think about what their lives will be like if they don’t do meditation. They should consider what their lives will be like after 10, 20, 30 years if they decide to just follow the way of the world. What will their hearts be like then—what will they have of value in their hearts to bring true happiness into their daily lives and the lives of those around them. And what will they have developed in their hearts to carry on to the next life, because the next life is only as good as we make it in this life."

Cremation Ceremony

This video highlights the main events of Ajaan Paññāvaḍḍho’s funeral, which occurred at Wat Pa Baan Taad in 2004. Three separate times during the course of his funeral ceremony that day an enormous sphere-shaped rainbow encircled the sun in the cloudless sky. It was as though the power of Ajaan Paññāvaḍḍho’s spiritual awakening had induced this image to reflect the depth and subtlety of his unblemished virtue for all to witness.