Relatives and Disciples of the Buddha

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Relatives and Disciples of the Buddha

Postby Jechbi » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:21 am

Haven't had a chance to look at this closely, but it seems interesting ...
Relatives and Disciples of the Buddha By Radhika Abeysekera
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: Relatives and Disciples of the Buddha

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:30 am

Greetings Jechbi,

I've read that. It's aimed at "young adults" if I remember correctly, but it still makes for a good read.

Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)

Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7

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Re: Relatives and Disciples of the Buddha

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:09 pm

I read it while it was still in print. An excellent book; geared mostly to younger readers as retro mentioned, but still good and informative.

Radhika Abeysekera is an excellent Dhamma book author. Her books are published and distributed for free through the Corporate Body . . . in Taiwan and when they go out of print, she has transferred her books to online sources so they can be distributed more easily and still for free with less costs.

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