Books on the Brahmaviharas?

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Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Post by DorjePhurba » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:32 pm

I'm interesting in learning about and practicing the brahmaviharas. Can anyone recommend any good books on the subject?

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Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Post by bodom » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:25 pm

The Four Sublime States by Nyanaponika Thera ... el006.html" onclick=";return false;

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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Post by Modus.Ponens » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:37 pm

Brahmavihara Dhamma by Mahasi Sayadaw:" onclick=";return false;
"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Post by mikenz66 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:51 pm

Modus.Ponens wrote:Brahmavihara Dhamma by Mahasi Sayadaw:" onclick=";return false;
There is also a PDF version:" onclick=";return false;

Sharon Salzberg's book Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness is also useful. ... 1570621764" onclick=";return false;


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Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Post by Nibbida » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:56 am

In terms of practicing, Sharon Salzberg's Loving-kindness is very accessible. She lays out the instructions pretty simply and clearly. I liked Alan Wallace's The Four Immeasurables for a further discussion of them.

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Re: Books on the Brahmaviharas?

Post by jcsuperstar » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:24 am

broad view, boundless heart

by ajahn's pasanno and amaro
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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