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best book on mahasi style?

Post by jcsuperstar » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:09 am

your opinions please?
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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:17 am

jcsuperstar wrote:your opinions please?
A good book to start with would be Ven Nyanaponika's HEART OF BUDDHIST MEDITATION, from there Joseph Goldstein's INSIGHT MEDITATION and then Ven Pesala could give you a good guide as to what books by Mahasi Sayadaw that would be good. Also, U Pandita's books can be added to this list.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Post by mikenz66 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:21 am

I listed several books here, most of them available online:
http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=341#p6695" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:21 am

Also, STRONG ROOTS by Jake Davis, http://www.dharma.org/bcbs/Pages/docume ... gRoots.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; is an interesting, lengthy look at the Mahasi Sayadaw practice and its coming to the West. It is quite good.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:23 am

http://www.aimwell.org/Books/books.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Post by PeterB » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:01 pm

" The Middle Path Of Life. Talks on Insight Meditation" by Dhiravamsa.
Dont know about " best" book though. Different books for different stages of practice/life.

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Post by bodom » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:16 pm

Why not go right to the source himself?

Practical Insight Meditation: Basic and Progressive Stages by  Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw
http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=457" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Satipatthana Vipassana: Insight Through Mindfulness
by  Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw
http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=484" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Progress of Insight: A Treatise on Satipatthana Meditation by Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw
http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=461" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Three of my favorite books.

: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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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:30 am

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Post by mettafuture » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:04 pm

This is just what the doctor ordered!

Thank you jcsuperstar for reading my mind and making this thread. And thank you all for posting such excellent suggestions.

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Re: best book on mahasi style?

Post by jcsuperstar » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:06 pm

i have a lot of his books, but for some reason i felt a thread needed to be made
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