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Postby DensoToke » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:57 pm

I apologize if this is the incorrect forum but I was curious if anyone here could recommend books for study or leisure. I recently picked up "My Spiritual Journey" by His Holiness (not so much for study but more for insight into his life) and I would say I would recommend it to everyone Buddhist or not.
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Re: Books

Postby Majjhima Patipada » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:02 pm

The Dhammapada (various translations available)
What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula
Buddhist Philosophy: A Historical Analysis by David J. Kalupahana
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Re: Books

Postby Cal » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:17 pm

There was a good thread on this:-

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=341

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Right Speech: It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It is spoken with a mind of good-will. [AN 5.198]

Personally, I seem to gain the most insight when I am under the most pressure, when life is at its most unpleasant. There is something in me on those occasions which feels that there is nothing left but to be aware of 'this'. Ajahn Sumedho - Don't Take Your Life Personally, p288
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Re: Books

Postby DensoToke » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:01 pm

Ah, cool. Thank you both
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