New book by Y. Karunadasa

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JohnK
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New book by Y. Karunadasa

Post by JohnK » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:20 pm

Any thoughts on this book?
The "praise" seems to be exclusively from academics although the blurb says for general readers AND scholars.
https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/early-b ... ngs/praise
I am not an academic and am not familiar with the author or his writing style.
"...the practice is essentially a practice, and not a theory to be idly discussed...right view leaves unanswered many questions about the cosmos and the self, and directs your attention to what needs to be done to escape from the ravages of suffering." Thanissaro Bhikkhu, On The Path.

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Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

Post by Javi » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:04 pm

Those are a lot of heavy hitters in Buddhist studies it seems, its making me want to buy it myself.

Also, not sure if it is a new book, or a new edition or printing. It seems like the book has been around for awhile

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/e ... d-practice

http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat ... tle=125274
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Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

Post by salayatananirodha » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:18 am

Cool. Thanks for sharing!
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

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Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

Post by JohnK » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:32 pm

Javi wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:04 pm
not sure if it is a new book, or a new edition or printing. It seems like the book has been around for awhile
I received an email titled 'New Releases" which included a pitch for this book -- hence my post here.
However, it appears that you are probably right -- just a "new release" for Wisdom.
I did call them and left a message with the question; if I hear back with anything more than that, I'll post.
"...the practice is essentially a practice, and not a theory to be idly discussed...right view leaves unanswered many questions about the cosmos and the self, and directs your attention to what needs to be done to escape from the ravages of suffering." Thanissaro Bhikkhu, On The Path.

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