When Luang Por Wat Paknam was guiding the super-advanced meditation group, he asked every meditator, one by one, what his/her purpose was for performing this super-advanced meditation. Some said they did it for Buddhism; others said they did it for Luang Por. Everyone gave the same types of answers.
When it was my turn to answer, I said, “I am doing it for myself.”
This was the answer that pleased Luang Por the most. He said, “This is the way to go! You guys are here to do it for yourselves, not for anyone else. No one can do it for others. You do it because you want to free yourself from suffering… to free yourself from the enslavement of the ‘Mara*’.”
Khun Yai Chand Khonnokyoong
from the book : "Khun Yai's Teachings-Wisdom from an Enlightened Mind”
20 September 2525 B.E.