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Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:32 pm
by DorjePhurba
I'm interesting in learning about and practicing the brahmaviharas. Can anyone recommend any good books on the subject?

With metta,
Chris

Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:25 pm
by bodom
The Four Sublime States by Nyanaponika Thera

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el006.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:

Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:37 pm
by Modus.Ponens
Brahmavihara Dhamma by Mahasi Sayadaw:

http://www.buddhanet.net/brahmaviharas/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:51 pm
by mikenz66
Modus.Ponens wrote:Brahmavihara Dhamma by Mahasi Sayadaw:
http://www.buddhanet.net/brahmaviharas/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
There is also a PDF version:
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/brahmavihara.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sharon Salzberg's book Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness is also useful.
http://www.amazon.com/Lovingkindness-Re ... 1570621764" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Mike

Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:56 am
by Nibbida
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.

Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:24 am
by jcsuperstar
broad view, boundless heart

by ajahn's pasanno and amaro