Text of a talk on metta by Ayya Khema

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Text of a talk on metta by Ayya Khema

Postby Tex » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:40 am

I hadn't heard of this Bhikkhuni until Peter mentioned her in another thread, so I googled and found this talk. I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from her.

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Text of a talk on metta by Ayya Khema

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:35 pm

I recommend her following books:

Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, Revised: Meditations on the Buddhist Path by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Being-Nobody-Goin ... 345&sr=8-1

Who is My Self?: A Guide to Buddhist Meditation by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Who-My-Self-Buddh ... gy_b_img_b

When the Iron Eagle Flies: Buddhism for the West by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/When-Iron-Eagle-F ... pd_sim_b_2

Be An Island: The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Be-Island-Buddhis ... pd_sim_b_2

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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