Recommended Book

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clw_uk
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Recommended Book

Postby clw_uk » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:17 pm

Just started to read my way through "Theravada Buddhism" by Richard F. Gombrich and thought I would recommend it.

It gives really good insight into some history of Theravada Buddhism as well as helping one understand the society that the Buddha lived in.
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The dogmatists have claimed to have found the truth, others say that it cannot be apprehended; the Sceptics continue the search.
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Re: Recommended Book

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:26 pm

Sounds good! Thanks!

:namaste:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah


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