Text of a talk on metta by Ayya Khema

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Text of a talk on metta by Ayya Khema

Postby Tex » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:40 am

I hadn't heard of this Bhikkhuni until Peter mentioned her in another thread, so I googled and found this talk. I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from her.

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Text of a talk on metta by Ayya Khema

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:35 pm

I recommend her following books:

Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, Revised: Meditations on the Buddhist Path by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Being-Nobody-Goin ... 345&sr=8-1

Who is My Self?: A Guide to Buddhist Meditation by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Who-My-Self-Buddh ... gy_b_img_b

When the Iron Eagle Flies: Buddhism for the West by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/When-Iron-Eagle-F ... pd_sim_b_2

Be An Island: The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Be-Island-Buddhis ... pd_sim_b_2

‘To define Buddhism without a lot of words and phrases, we can simply say, “Don’t cling or hold on to anything. Harmonize with actuality, with things just as they are.”’ - Ajahn Chah

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