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Books Forum

Postby twelph » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:43 pm

It seems like there are book suggestions for physical and online books scattered throughout all of the forums. I've been reading a lot lately, and searching through the forums to find suggestions is a little cumbersome. It seems like a book discussion forum would be a great resource.

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Re: Books Forum

Postby Ben » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:44 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Books Forum

Postby twelph » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:28 pm

Thanks! I never thought to check out the personal experience subforum.

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Re: Books Forum

Postby Kamran » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:42 pm

There are so many freely available books in Theravada that the problem is deciding on which I should be reading first :)
When this concentration is thus developed, thus well developed by you, then wherever you go, you will go in comfort. Wherever you stand, you will stand in comfort. Wherever you sit, you will sit in comfort. Wherever you lie down, you will lie down in comfort.

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Re: Books Forum

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:45 pm

You could use the two threads I linked above to narrow your choice. Furthermore, if you are still new to the path, you could have a look at the introductory resources thread in the discovering theravada forum.
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Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Books Forum

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:01 am

Greetings,

Kamran wrote:There are so many freely available books in Theravada that the problem is deciding on which I should be reading first :)

Ha, yeah... and even once you finish some there still so many more to go!...

It's good, isn't it?

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