mahayana books/teachings that have helped your practice

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Re: mahayana books/teachings that have helped your practice

Postby sukhamanveti » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:46 pm

I have to add this book I just bought: Transforming Problems into Happiness by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It is truly outstanding.
Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5
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Re: mahayana books/teachings that have helped your practice

Postby BlackBird » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:24 am

I read one or two books from Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh. He's very good, brings a lot of light to the heart.

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: mahayana books/teachings that have helped your practice

Postby kiss » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:27 am

these books from Ven. Thubten Chodron are great for readings too!

http://www.kmspks.org/download/ebook/Dealinglife.pdf
http://www.kmspks.org/download/ebook/Transforming.pdf

i also recommend this book from Ven. Sangye Khadro: Awakening a Kind Heart
keep it simple, stupid~ my lifehack

keeping it simply said: 'i'm learning from Buddha to be wise and kind'

Bhikkhu Tissa dispels some doubts - an invaluable piece of advice to learn from, time to time.
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Re: mahayana books/teachings that have helped your practice

Postby zavk » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:56 am

Kare wrote:Several Zen-stories and koans.

Suzuki, "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind".


Same here. The teachings of Master Hsu Yun have also inspired me.

http://www.hsuyun.org/Dharma/zbohy/Home/home-index.html

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