Hoo wrote:Any opinions on this booK by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu? I've started it twice and set it down once. Mostly I'm looking for whether those who have read it found it a good representation or substantially missing something. Are there better treatments of sunnata in the Theravada view?
I have read it half a dozen times. Never put it down once. I enjoyed it thoroughly and get something new out of it everytime I read it.
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah