Can anyone help me??

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Can anyone help me??

Postby blackspaven » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:16 pm

Hi,

Firstly, I'm not sure this is in the right forum, but i'm sure the moderators will change it if it isn't.

I've been looking for a book by Sri Dhammananda for a little while now called 'What Buddhist's Believe' but i'm really struggling to find it for anything less than about £20+ and was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of somewhere I could get it which won't cost a lot of money in postage & packing from BMSM in Malaysia (although they have been very helpful) and DOESN'T involve Amazon making a profit from it! I have been told the last version was the 4th edition (expanded) and that it generally seemed to be a donation book available at monasteries, but I have not been able to track it down anywhere.

I have found it in it's entirity online, but I wish to have a hard copy for my bookshelf instead of lots of A4 pages printed out.

Thank you for any help anyone can give.

:namaste:
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Re: Can anyone help me??

Postby bodom » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:41 pm

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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Re: Can anyone help me??

Postby blackspaven » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:34 pm

Thanks for the rapid reply,... but does anyone know where I can get it in the UK?

(sorry, my bad, should've pointed that out... forget this is global site sometimes!)
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Re: Can anyone help me??

Postby santa100 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:59 pm

Under the Add to Basket button, there should be a Destination, Rates & Speed link to let you know the different rates for shipment to countries outside the US..
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Re: Can anyone help me??

Postby cooran » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:18 pm

It may be still available free from:
http://www.maharts.com.au/books.html

OR Why not download it and read it on your computer for free?
.pdf is here. When you are able, maybe print it off.
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/whatbelieve.pdf

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Re: Can anyone help me??

Postby bodom » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:37 pm

blackspaven wrote:Thanks for the rapid reply,... but does anyone know where I can get it in the UK?


There is one in the UK in the link I provided.


What Buddhists Believe (Expanded and Revised Edition) (ISBN: 9679920291) K. Sri Dhammananda Bookseller: Westgate Bookshop (SLEAFORD, LINCS, LIN, United Kingdom)


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Re: Can anyone help me??

Postby perkele » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:33 pm

Look at this. Recent thread "I give books" by Adrien: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6987
He seems to have the book you want.
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Re: Can anyone help me??

Postby blackspaven » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:10 pm

santa100 wrote:Under the Add to Basket button, there should be a Destination, Rates & Speed link to let you know the different rates for shipment to countries outside the US..


Yes, thanks, but once I start importing it from other countries, the price rockets up to beyond feasibility, which is why i'm looking for it in the UK

Cooran, thanks but, again, the first link is for a place in New Zealand and I think you missed the bit in the original post where I know it's free online but i'm trying to get a printed hard copy.
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Re: Can anyone help me??

Postby blackspaven » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:11 pm

perkele wrote:Look at this. Recent thread "I give books" by Adrien: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6987
He seems to have the book you want.


Yeah, If you look I was the last person to post on that thread, but the original poster from france hasn't replied to me. It would seem like possibly the perfect solution though.

Just hope he checks his mail soon. :smile:
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Re: Can anyone help me??

Postby blackspaven » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:19 pm

bodom wrote:
blackspaven wrote:Thanks for the rapid reply,... but does anyone know where I can get it in the UK?


There is one in the UK in the link I provided.


What Buddhists Believe (Expanded and Revised Edition) (ISBN: 9679920291) K. Sri Dhammananda Bookseller: Westgate Bookshop (SLEAFORD, LINCS, LIN, United Kingdom)


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Thanks, i'll give them a bell in the morning. It was way down the list cos I think they're assuming one lives in the US so the postage and all to out there would be quite a bit.
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Re: Can anyone help me??

Postby chris98e » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:27 pm

blackspaven, I hope you find the book that you are looking for.
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