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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

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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 :)
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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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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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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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