A friend of mine is interested in learning mindfulness meditation ( vipassana ). She does better when she has written directions.
I was thinking of recommending "Mindfulness In Plain English" to her as it is in a plain parlance, as per the title. The take away message, "what has to be done" isn't obscured by being verbose, as are a lot of meditation books. However, I recently reread it and there are a few things I do not like about the book.
Would anyone care to recommend a beginner's book on vipassana ( mindfulness meditation ), that is also in plain language and not overly verbose? Clear cut directions, no poetry, ambiguity, etc?
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.