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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Living Buddhist Masters

Whatever you pass, do not cling to it. It is important to distinguish meditation as a particular form and practice from meditation as a way of life. The point of representing this paradox is to show that there are many valid approaches to the same fundamental truths.

Books by Jack Kornfield. Clear accounts of the various Buddhist meditation techniques as taught by great Buddhist Meditation Teachers in S. Just don’t hold onto it.

Let go of it.

Western bhikkhus or monks in Thailand. I would think to myself, “What am I doing learning from this man?

Modern Buddhist Masters: (Living Buddhist Masters) – Jack Kornfield – Google Books

Personalities and styles of teachers may differ in other ways. If so, then use it, remembering that getting caught in further opinions and comparisons of various practices can be a great obstacle to liberation. Later he practiced meditation under the guidance of several of the local forest teachers in the Lao-speaking ascetic tradition.


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Food must be consumed to meet bodily needs. And what wasn’t useful, I left for him. The impression one comes away with is that there is something here for everyone, no matter their calling in life monk vs. In this korndield, I have made almost no mention of the powers developed through meditation. Take from the teacher what is good.

Living Dharma: Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters by Jack Kornfield

It is not proper to watch other people. But these teach- ings are still alive and are represented here in the words of some of this tradition’s most important masters. The conformity of dress and behavior, the sameness, was stifling for me, having grown up in a culture that emphasizes individuality and bold self-expression. All in all, some This was an interesting book, a much more serious, stricter, and in some ways harsher Bbuddhist than what you typically hear about in the US.

Formal rules are used to decrease selfishness and sense restraint is used to stop stimulating our desires. Watch yourself 38 Copyrighted material Questions and Answers carefully as you eat. Msaters spent much time traveling and studying in monasteries throughout Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia and conveys in his writing the profound simplicity and sustained effort that surround the practices of Theravada Buddhist meditation.

With lucid introductory chapters and photos. We see then that meditation involves only a small part of the society and the religion. Don’t watch how others practice. The world is objects of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch; objects of mind; and the knowing or consciousness of these objects. Spiritual knowledge is equally vast. The meditation techniques described in this book are tools. I used to watch him and get very upset. I like to think of books on meditation as spiritual garbage.


Much has been written in all the great spiritual traditions about the use of various pure concentration practices and the benefits of the mental states that result.

Don’t wony about this. When there arises an ache, one has immediately to catch hold of the fact of the ache; one must not formulate It is an attempt to make available contemporary Theravada teachings to seekers of under- standing in the West.

For example, they may see lights or visions, feel their bodies floating and shrinking, or korndield experience spontaneous body movement. But you wiU be stiU. With this comes the deepest insight into the emptiness of all conditioned phenomena, and a subsequent detach- ment that is nevertheless peaceful and loving, the radiant natural state of the mind freed from defilements.

More and more shaiply we see how all things are changing in each instant, kasters these are ultimately not a source of lasting happi- ness, and how the whole mind-body process flows according to certain laws kammaempty of any permanent self or individual soul.