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 Paul Davy » 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. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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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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