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Re: Recommended reading

Post by ancientbuddhism » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:54 pm

The Origin of Insight Meditation, by L.S. Cousins

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Re: Recommended reading

Post by Javi » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:50 am

Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice. — Diogenes of Sinope

I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind — Ecclesiastes 1.14

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Re: Recommended reading

Post by SamKR » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:56 am

bodom wrote:The Heart of Buddhist Meditation: Satipatthna : A Handbook of Mental Training Based on the Buddha's Way of Mindfulness, With an Anthology of Relevant Texts Translated from the Pali by Nyanaponika
I found this book is also available online for free in google books: http://books.google.com/books?id=UaIuXn ... e&q&f=true" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Recommended reading

Post by no mike » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:40 am

Here you'll find a list of awesome Thai forest tradition books; with writings, translations, and commentaries by Ajaan Dick Silaratano.

http://www.forestdhamma.org/books/english/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

You can order hard copies, or download pdf, epub, or mobi files, or audio files.

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Re: Recommended reading

Post by R1111 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:49 pm

I recomend reading Tyranny of Words by Stuart Chase. It deals with communication, abstract/conceptual thinking and general semantics i think it is no less than extremely helpful for understanding the Dhamma.
https://tzmvirginia.files.wordpress.com ... k-scan.pdf

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Re: Recommended reading

Post by JiWe2 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:59 am

Buddhist Meditation In Theory and Practice
A General Exposition According to the
Pāḷi Canon of the Theravādin School

Original Author Paravahera Vajirañāṇa Mahāthera (1962)
New Edition Revised and Edited by Allan R. Bomhard (2010)
"In preparing the Charleston Buddhist Fellowship edition of this manual, the original has been thoroughly reworked. New material has been incorporated from various sources, including the Visuddhimagga (Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli’s translation), the translations from the scriptures given in the original have been compared against more modern translations and have been changed accordingly, the English has been reworded where necessary to improve clarity, new footnotes have been added, and Pāḷi terms have been reviewed and corrected where required. Thus, the current edition is virtually a new work."
https://archive.org/details/BuddhistMed ... ndPractice

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Re: Recommended reading

Post by bodom » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:28 pm

JiWe2 wrote:Buddhist Meditation In Theory and Practice
A General Exposition According to the
Pāḷi Canon of the Theravādin School

Original Author Paravahera Vajirañāṇa Mahāthera (1962)
New Edition Revised and Edited by Allan R. Bomhard (2010)
"In preparing the Charleston Buddhist Fellowship edition of this manual, the original has been thoroughly reworked. New material has been incorporated from various sources, including the Visuddhimagga (Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli’s translation), the translations from the scriptures given in the original have been compared against more modern translations and have been changed accordingly, the English has been reworded where necessary to improve clarity, new footnotes have been added, and Pāḷi terms have been reviewed and corrected where required. Thus, the current edition is virtually a new work."
https://archive.org/details/BuddhistMed ... ndPractice
I have been searching for a hard copy of this book for months. I haven't had any luck.

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To practice is to know your defilements,
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With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
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