Looking for practical books for everyday life

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yuri74
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Looking for practical books for everyday life

Post by yuri74 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:15 am

I have a small collection of buddhist books already but I would like to find a few more books that treat the use of buddhism in every day life, in everyday problems. With concrete everyday examples about how to relate to life's difficulties in a buddhistic way. Does anyone know such books? Please let me know! Thank you in advance.
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Theravadaboeddhisme: a website in Dutch with information about buddhism in general and Theravada buddhism in particular.

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Re: Looking for practical books for everyday life

Post by bodom » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:19 am

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

http://www.wisdompubs.org/Pages/display ... yValue=119" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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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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Re: Looking for practical books for everyday life

Post by Kim OHara » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:53 am

If you don't mind a Tibetan flavour to your Buddhism, REFLECTIONS ON A MOUNTAIN LAKE: Teachings on Practical Buddhism
by Ven. Tenzin Palmo is great. http://www.snowlionpub.com/html/product_5675.html

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Re: Looking for practical books for everyday life

Post by amtross » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:45 pm

Dr. Thynn-Thynn's book called Living Meditation, Living Insight is a wonderful book on how to bring the practice into daily life:
http://www.buddhanet.net/imol/livingmd.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Looking for practical books for everyday life

Post by Fede » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:59 am

One exceptionally good one.
I read it a lot, as a self-nudging exercise!

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"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Looking for practical books for everyday life

Post by fig tree » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:28 am

yuri74 wrote:I have a small collection of buddhist books already but I would like to find a few more books that treat the use of buddhism in every day life, in everyday problems. With concrete everyday examples about how to relate to life's difficulties in a buddhistic way. Does anyone know such books? Please let me know! Thank you in advance.
Perhaps this is more abstract than what you are looking for: The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity: At Home, At Work, In the World, by Bhikkhu Rahula.

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Re: Looking for practical books for everyday life

Post by Soe Win Htut » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:52 am

yuri74 wrote:I have a small collection of buddhist books already but I would like to find a few more books that treat the use of buddhism in every day life, in everyday problems. With concrete everyday examples about how to relate to life's difficulties in a buddhistic way. Does anyone know such books? Please let me know! Thank you in advance.
In fact, most of buddhist books are intended to teach how to abandon the mental defilement which are the root of all bad effects.

This below link is my collection of buddhist ebooks which is mainly concerned about the right understanding/ contemplation of how to abandon the mental defilement in the right way which is practical and useful in easiness of daily life. The e-books are written by me, based on the teaching of Sayadaw U Ottamasara from Than-lyin meditation center, Yangon, Burma.

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with metta,
Awareness(mental noting) alone is not enough for enlightenment. (Ashin Tejaniya)
Created truths(Sammuti Sacca) are just to be used only, experienced only and known onlyWithout rejecting and attaching them with the idea of reality.
Vipassana (Insight meditation) is changing from the volitional action to action-only, attachment to detachment, misunderstanding to right understanding.
To Learn more....
http://www.thabarwa.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, or
http://www.thabarwa.org/guided-insight-mp3-talks/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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