A Whole Book on Meditation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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A Whole Book on Meditation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby Goob » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:55 pm

Hey!

Since ven. Thanissaro's last book on mindfulness and Sati got so much attention here on the boards I thought I'd link to his new book dealing more specifically with the intricacies of his particular method of meditation - 'With Each & Every Breath'! Published a couple of days ago, it's a real page-turner, I'm sure.

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Re: A Whole Book on Meditation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:13 pm

Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: A Whole Book on Meditation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby Goob » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:29 pm

Ah yes, the link.. :tongue:

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Re: A Whole Book on Meditation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby Kamran » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:14 am

Thanks a lot for pointing this out. This looks very good, and covers jhana practice, which is not as common in meditation manuals I have seen.
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Re: A Whole Book on Meditation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby twelph » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:54 pm

I've been waiting for him to make a book like this. As much as I appreciate his constant quoting of the Suttas, it gives the book a disjointed feeling.

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Re: A Whole Book on Meditation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby marc108 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:21 pm

also been waiting for a book like this, thanks for the heads up!!
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