Text of a talk on metta by Ayya Khema

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Text of a talk on metta by Ayya Khema

Post by Tex » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:40 am

I hadn't heard of this Bhikkhuni until Peter mentioned her in another thread, so I googled and found this talk. I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from her.

http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/6774/ayyametta.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Text of a talk on metta by Ayya Khema

Post by bodom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:35 pm

I recommend her following books:

Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, Revised: Meditations on the Buddhist Path by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Being-Nobody-Goin ... 345&sr=8-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Who is My Self?: A Guide to Buddhist Meditation by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Who-My-Self-Buddh ... gy_b_img_b" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

When the Iron Eagle Flies: Buddhism for the West by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/When-Iron-Eagle-F ... pd_sim_b_2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Be An Island: The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Be-Island-Buddhis ... pd_sim_b_2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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

"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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