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Postby befriend » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:36 pm

has anyone read the book about dipa ma? if so im wondering whether it says how she managed her greif from losing her loved ones. thank you, metta, befriend

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:35 pm

I read it and believe it was through meditation that she actually healed her grief.
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Postby befriend » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:31 pm

does the book go into detail as to what method she used? maybe metta or vipassana?

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:10 pm

I believe it was vipassana.
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Re: dipa ma

Postby Feathers » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:00 am

If you mean Dipa Ma, I've read it.

It tells her story, and also other people's accounts of her, and then at the end there's a sort of Q&A, compiled of quotes from her talks at various times, talking about her way of practicing vipassanna and metta.
I really enjoyed reading it, she had to survive through such a tough life in so many ways, it was inspiring.


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