New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

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Re: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

Post by pilgrim » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:28 am

I am happy to see Theravada books published and offered commercially. These are often stocked in large bookshops and are able to attract the attention of people who otherwise have no contact with Buddhism. The current model of making free Dhamma books available in temples and monasteries just "preach to the converted". The practice has its place but is often taxing on donors resources and somewhat wasteful. I've seen children take Dhamma books for no good reason and I think a large number taken home are not read.

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Re: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

Post by dharmacorps » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:06 pm

While Ven Analayo's writing style is different than what I am accustomed to I am beginning to appreciate it more. I have pre-ordered his new book(s).

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Re: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

Post by bodom » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:49 pm

dharmacorps wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:06 pm
While Ven Analayo's writing style is different than what I am accustomed to I am beginning to appreciate it more. I have pre-ordered his new book(s).
They are well worth the time spent on them.

:namaste:
The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

Post by dharmacorps » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:32 pm

bodom wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:49 pm
dharmacorps wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:06 pm
While Ven Analayo's writing style is different than what I am accustomed to I am beginning to appreciate it more. I have pre-ordered his new book(s).
They are well worth the time spent on them.

:namaste:
Indeed. I finished his Satipatthana book last week and found it quite helpful.

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Re: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

Post by Kamran » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:09 am

His book on the Brahmaviharas has become my most useful meditation book.

https://www.amazon.com/Compassion-Empti ... 1909314552
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