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Books on the Brahmaviharas?

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DorjePhurba
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Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Postby DorjePhurba » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:32 pm

I'm interesting in learning about and practicing the brahmaviharas. Can anyone recommend any good books on the subject?

With metta,
Chris

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bodom
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Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Postby bodom » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:25 pm

The Four Sublime States by Nyanaponika Thera

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el006.html

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Postby Modus.Ponens » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:37 pm

Brahmavihara Dhamma by Mahasi Sayadaw:

http://www.buddhanet.net/brahmaviharas/index.htm
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

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Nibbida
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Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Postby Nibbida » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:56 am

In terms of practicing, Sharon Salzberg's Loving-kindness is very accessible. She lays out the instructions pretty simply and clearly. I liked Alan Wallace's The Four Immeasurables for a further discussion of them.

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Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:24 am

broad view, boundless heart

by ajahn's pasanno and amaro
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat


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