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clw_uk
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Recommended Book

Postby clw_uk » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:17 pm

Just started to read my way through "Theravada Buddhism" by Richard F. Gombrich and thought I would recommend it.

It gives really good insight into some history of Theravada Buddhism as well as helping one understand the society that the Buddha lived in.
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“The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent, everything becomes clear and undisguised." Verses on the Faith Mind, Sengcan

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Re: Recommended Book

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:26 pm

Sounds good! Thanks!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah


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