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Re: Recommended reading

Postby ancientbuddhism » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:54 pm

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

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Re: Recommended reading

Postby 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

Tārakā timiraṃ dīpo māyāvaśyāya budbudaḥ supinaṃ vidyud abhraṃ ca evaṃ draṣṭavya saṃskṛtam — A shooting star, a clouding of the sight, a lamp, An illusion, a drop of dew, a bubble, A dream, a lightning’s flash, a thunder cloud — This is the way one should see the conditioned — Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā

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

Postby 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: ... e&q&f=true

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Re: Recommended reading

Postby 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.

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

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Re: Recommended reading

Postby 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. ... k-scan.pdf

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