Dharmasri on the Sixteen Degrees of Comprehension by Leon Hurvitz. 7. Indrabhuti’s ‘Confession of Errors in the Fundamental. Teachings of the Vajrayana’. In this book (previously published under the title Living Buddhist Masters), Jack Kornfield presents the heart of Buddhist practice as taught by twelve highly. This reprint of Living Buddhist Masters is one of the most valuable books in print on Theravada Buddhist practice, bringing to the reader the.

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She asked my teacher whether he agreed with the importance of understanding Buddhist psychology and jaco. It is hard to maintain awareness in the midst of a busy life.

The entire teaching of Buddhism can be summed up in this way: So too, your prac- tices will not be all identical. Outside he was angry but inside there was nothing. Even kornfirld but three or four possessions one can become extremely attached to one’s bowl or one’s robes, thinking them more beautiful or in some way better than another’s.

The psychological need for seeing one’s activity in life as meaningful and important buddgist also met, since inherent in the society’s support of the monastic community is a great respect for the work of self-purification. Sometimes I worry about the monk’s discipline. He ordained as a novice in early youth and on reaching the age of twenty took higher ordination as a bhikkhu.


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Others strengthen concentration or equanimity more quickly. And after this fellow has praised it, the Buddha himself continues the praise of the Sangha, pointing out the various groups of monks situated in various places in the garden. How can we overcome lust in our practice?

Whether you walk one way or another, fast or slow, if you are mindful it is all the same. I really appreciate that this book does not read like a self-help book on meditation instead it is a non-dumbed down, intense and in-depth look at the art of meditation. Simply do the practice and you’ll see for yourself.

Find the natural balance for yourself.

Robert E rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Why do we follow the ascetic rules such as only eating out of our bowls? Eventually, when we become proficient, we will not need to practice anymore. This is samatha and eventually this concentration is the cause for wisdom or vipassana to arise. Meditation means mindfulness in whatever we do. However, the powers that one can develop are limited by one’s past kamma.

Don’t be concerned about the length of the road or liging a destination. Buddhist meditation leads to the clear perception of three things: We must 24 Copyrighted material Meditation in Burma, Laos, and Thailand face our thoughts and our changing mind-states.


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In fact, one of the masters of a monastic community said that he had learned as much Dhamma from cultivating awareness and compassion in receiving the many visitors who came, responding to their problems, as he did from any other meditation exercise.

Account Options Sign in. Each teacher emphasizes a specific aspect of the transmission of the Buddha, yet each is representative of the essence of the lineage. Oct 30, Craig Shoemake rated it it was amazing Shelves: Only through loving kindness is hatred overcome.

It’s so densely packed with wisdom that you might have to re-read the same paragraph innumerable times. If the yogi under- stood, he got the nourishment. This grove was uninhabited, known as a place of cobras, tigers, and ghosts and, as he said, the perfect location for a forest monk.

Don’t think too much about which is better or clearer or faster.

He made noises as he ate. But don’t overdo it!

Each moment we are mindful, the mind is pure, free of clinging, hating, and delusion.