mr. gordo wrote:I was wondering if a translation has been published in book form, and if so, what the best translated one is.
Also, is this collection considered part of mainstream Theravada practice?
You can get it here:http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=265
The Book of Protection by Ven. Piyadassi Thera
This is an ancient anthology of paritta suttas translated into English. These are discourses of the Buddha commonly recited for protection against fear, illness, and misfortune. An introductory essay explains the value of paritta recitation for physical and mental health.
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