best book on mahasi style?

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best book on mahasi style?

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:09 am

your opinions please?
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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:17 am

jcsuperstar wrote:your opinions please?
A good book to start with would be Ven Nyanaponika's HEART OF BUDDHIST MEDITATION, from there Joseph Goldstein's INSIGHT MEDITATION and then Ven Pesala could give you a good guide as to what books by Mahasi Sayadaw that would be good. Also, U Pandita's books can be added to this list.
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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:21 am

I listed several books here, most of them available online:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=341#p6695

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:21 am

Also, STRONG ROOTS by Jake Davis, http://www.dharma.org/bcbs/Pages/docume ... gRoots.pdf is an interesting, lengthy look at the Mahasi Sayadaw practice and its coming to the West. It is quite good.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... index.html
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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:23 am

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby PeterB » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:01 pm

" The Middle Path Of Life. Talks on Insight Meditation" by Dhiravamsa.
Dont know about " best" book though. Different books for different stages of practice/life.
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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby bodom » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:16 pm

Why not go right to the source himself?

Practical Insight Meditation: Basic and Progressive Stages by  Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw
http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=457

Satipatthana Vipassana: Insight Through Mindfulness
by  Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw
http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=484

The Progress of Insight: A Treatise on Satipatthana Meditation by Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw
http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=461

Three of my favorite books.

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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: best book on mahasi style?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:30 am

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby mettafuture » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:04 pm

This is just what the doctor ordered!

Thank you jcsuperstar for reading my mind and making this thread. And thank you all for posting such excellent suggestions.

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:06 pm

i have a lot of his books, but for some reason i felt a thread needed to be made
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