BlackBird wrote:I know this is going to be partially off topic, so please feel free to move/delete this.
I've just ordered a copy of Collins' "Selfless Persons: Imagery and thought in Theravada Buddhism" and I was wondering what the consensus is on this book.
Haven't read it but highly recommend his work in general.
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