contemplating the aggregates

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Postby reflection » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:01 pm

As I see it, understanding consciousness is impermanent is basically the same as seeing the Dhamma. So not something you can really get intellectually, or can force. Also not something that people will see easily. It may take many years -or lifetimes- of practice. And if we think we know it, we should really question if we really do; not only by brain, but also by heart.

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Hi Alan,

I think there may have been different titles used when distributed in the US and the rest of the world (along with different spellings, and so on...).

My copy is certainly called "Happiness Through Meditation".

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Postby mikenz66 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:45 pm

Hi Alan,

Here's the cover of the international version:
http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/books.html
Similarly, the other book, Opening the Door of Your Heart, was marketed in the US as "Who ordered this truckload of dung?".

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Different dialects of English...

In some of his talks AB did discuss how the American publishers got him to change various colloquial expressions in Opening the Door to Your Heart so that they would make sense to an American audience. I don't recall the details but there's quite a lot of terminology that is different. For example things to do with cars (autos) and their bonnets (hoods) and boots (trunks), and whether you use a spanner or a wrench to change the tyres (tires).

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