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best book on mahasi style?

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:09 am

your opinions please?
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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:17 am

jcsuperstar wrote:your opinions please?
A good book to start with would be Ven Nyanaponika's HEART OF BUDDHIST MEDITATION, from there Joseph Goldstein's INSIGHT MEDITATION and then Ven Pesala could give you a good guide as to what books by Mahasi Sayadaw that would be good. Also, U Pandita's books can be added to this list.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:21 am

I listed several books here, most of them available online:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=341#p6695

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:21 am

Also, STRONG ROOTS by Jake Davis, http://www.dharma.org/bcbs/Pages/docume ... gRoots.pdf is an interesting, lengthy look at the Mahasi Sayadaw practice and its coming to the West. It is quite good.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... index.html
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:23 am

    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby PeterB » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:01 pm

" The Middle Path Of Life. Talks on Insight Meditation" by Dhiravamsa.
Dont know about " best" book though. Different books for different stages of practice/life.

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby bodom » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:16 pm

Why not go right to the source himself?

Practical Insight Meditation: Basic and Progressive Stages by  Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw
http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=457

Satipatthana Vipassana: Insight Through Mindfulness
by  Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw
http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=484

The Progress of Insight: A Treatise on Satipatthana Meditation by Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw
http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=461

Three of my favorite books.

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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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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:30 am

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby mettafuture » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:04 pm

This is just what the doctor ordered!

Thank you jcsuperstar for reading my mind and making this thread. And thank you all for posting such excellent suggestions.

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:06 pm

i have a lot of his books, but for some reason i felt a thread needed to be made
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