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Old 13-02-2018, 01:55 PM
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You seem to have a kind of natural higher consciousness - you're in touch with your 'Buddha nature'. It speaks loudly through your elegance and manner of communicating. I imagine you'll be very successful in spiritual endeavors, as you already have been with meditation. Integrity and self-honesty are an understated key to success imo. And extreme humility is necessary also.

Anyway, the following authors are excellent: Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, The Dalai Lama, Chogyam Trungpa, and Pema Chodron.

ALL of these individuals are (or at one point were) Buddhist monks or nuns, and each have written many books.

Thanks for your post, I'll make note of the authors you mention and give some of their material a read. I've watched a little bit of Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chodron on YouTube before and both were superb.

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Old 14-02-2018, 01:31 PM
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Not my area of expertise but I'll also give a thumbs up for Daniel Ingram's Mastering the Core Teachings of Buddha, and A Path with Heart - Jack Kornfield as books that offer something more than words.
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Old 14-02-2018, 01:54 PM
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I second a path with heart,
Didn't want to put too much books in one post though.

Where daniel ingram and TMI focus on meditation practice.
A path with heart goes into the why, how and what of a spiritual path.

As a theravadan monk for 5 years Jack Kornfields book is a less practice orientated in favor of and more philosophical, heartfelt and easyer read.

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Old 14-02-2018, 05:12 PM
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Jack does some really nice Podcasts if anyone is interested.

https://jackkornfield.com/podcasts-dharma-talks/
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Not my area of expertise but I'll also give a thumbs up for Daniel Ingram's Mastering the Core Teachings of Buddha, and A Path with Heart - Jack Kornfield as books that offer something more than words.

Excellent, thank you for this. I'll read 'A Path With Heart' after the first book I read
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Old 14-02-2018, 05:37 PM
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Where daniel ingram and TMI focus on meditation practice.
A path with heart goes into the why, how and what of a spiritual path.

As a theravadan monk for 5 years Jack Kornfields book is a less practice orientated in favor of and more philosophical, heartfelt and easyer read.

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This is especially interesting to me. I prefer this type of reading; getting under the skin of things on a deeper level. Meditation books don't grip me truth be told, so this is definitely something I'll read.
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Old 14-02-2018, 05:38 PM
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Jack does some really nice Podcasts if anyone is interested.

https://jackkornfield.com/podcasts-dharma-talks/

Superb! Thank you very much. I have it open on a separate window and will listen to it in a few hours.

Thanks for sharing
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Old 14-02-2018, 05:48 PM
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Superb! Thank you very much. I have it open on a separate window and will listen to it in a few hours.

Thanks for sharing


Your welcome

You have so much info: you'll need to lock yourself in a room for the next few months to be able to absorb it all

Little and often works well for me...
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Old 15-02-2018, 08:20 AM
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Your welcome

You have so much info: you'll need to lock yourself in a room for the next few months to be able to absorb it all

Little and often works well for me...

Ha, you're not wrong!

Do you (or anyone reading) get times where you want a break from reading?

I go through phases. I can be really into reading, but it seems lately I like to read a chapter then not pick it up for a few days. Almost allowing it to digest, although I'm not consciously digesting it, if that makes sense.

I go by feel. If I feel like reading, I'll do it. If I don't, well I don't.

''Buddhism for Dummies'' arrives today - can't wait to start that!
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Old 15-02-2018, 09:18 AM
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Ha, you're not wrong!

Do you (or anyone reading) get times where you want a break from reading?

I go through phases. I can be really into reading, but it seems lately I like to read a chapter then not pick it up for a few days. Almost allowing it to digest, although I'm not consciously digesting it, if that makes sense.

I go by feel. If I feel like reading, I'll do it. If I don't, well I don't.

''Buddhism for Dummies'' arrives today - can't wait to start that!


I could read 24 hours a day for entertainment if I had the time but regarding Buddhism I find little and often works best for me. I usually read a verse from the Dhammapada last thing at night, it seems to sink in better
Yes it's best to do what feels right for you, everyone's different, go with your flow. Listening to a Buddhist teaching works even better for me, I can just listen without observing.
Hope you enjoy your book, I think it will get you started then you can move on if you choose, it helped me a lot at first. There are so many different approaches to Buddhism, but you'll find your own way regardless, the books/teachings are guides but not rules just enjoy them
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