Books on Metta Meditation and the Brahma Viharas?

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Books on Metta Meditation and the Brahma Viharas?

Post by Jhana4 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:04 am

I read Sharon Salzberg's book on Metta meditation when it came out back in the 1990s. I see she has a number of books on the subject. Is it the case where you've read the first book, then you've read them all or are the others worth reading?

Are there any other high quality books on Metta meditation out there?
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Books on Metta Meditation and the Brahma Viharas?

Post by bodom » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:11 am

Here is an excellent one:

Curbing Anger, Spreading Love
http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=325" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Can be read online in part here:
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:anjali:
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: Books on Metta Meditation and the Brahma Viharas?

Post by rowyourboat » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:10 pm

I wonder which one of Sharon S's books aare the best? :anjali:

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Re: Books on Metta Meditation and the Brahma Viharas?

Post by sattva » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:52 pm

i have read several of her books and personally, i thought that Lovingkindness: The Revoluationary Art of Happiness was excellent. I sent the book to a friend who has really enjoyed reading the book and using the meditations.

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Re: Books on Metta Meditation and the Brahma Viharas?

Post by mirco » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:02 pm

Jhana4 wrote:Are there any other high quality books on Metta meditation out there?
Metta Booklet

Dhamma Sukha Talks on Metta
"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." - Bhikkhu Anālayo

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