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Being Dharma: The Essence of the Buddha's Teachings #2020

Being Dharma The Essence of the Buddha s Teachings Chah offers a thorough exploration of Theravadan Buddhism in a gentle sometimes humorous style that makes the reader feel as though he or she is being entertained by a story He emphasizes the path t

  • Title: Being Dharma: The Essence of the Buddha's Teachings
  • Author: Ajahn Chah Jack Kornfield
  • ISBN: 9781570628085
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • Being Dharma: The Essence of the Buddha's Teachings By Ajahn Chah Jack Kornfield, Chah offers a thorough exploration of Theravadan Buddhism in a gentle, sometimes humorous, style that makes the reader feel as though he or she is being entertained by a story He emphasizes the path to freedom from emotional and psychological suffering and provides insight into the fact that taking ourselves seriously causes unnecessary hardship Ajahn Chah influenced a gChah offers a thorough exploration of Theravadan Buddhism in a gentle, sometimes humorous, style that makes the reader feel as though he or she is being entertained by a story He emphasizes the path to freedom from emotional and psychological suffering and provides insight into the fact that taking ourselves seriously causes unnecessary hardship Ajahn Chah influenced a generation of Western teachers Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Joseph Goldstein, and many other Western Buddhist teachers were at one time his students Anyone who has attended a retreat led by one of these teachers, or read one of their books, will be familiar with this master s name and reputation as one of the great Buddhist teachers of this century.

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    1. If you let go a little , you will have a little peace To people who are not familiar with inner peace , who cannot find a source of happiness I suggest the way of life , in Buddhas teachings Understand that it s okay to let go , do not get upset over fixable situations Know that knowledge is power and meditation is medicine for your spiritual self Create an environment where you can gain the happiness to relieve good karma in bad enviroments Don t worry to much or you will get overly attached to [...]

    2. Ajahn Chah had the capacity to relate the basic prrinciples of Buddhist practice in a way accessible to all He was certainly uncompromising, as he saw it the central issue of life is suffering, the rise of suffering and the cessation of suffering As I have grown older and my own practice has deepened the purity of his message rings ever loudly for me Awakening over ignorance was for him a no brainer, as it should be for everyone The demystification of the teachings and his way of relating the p [...]

    3. This is a charming yet surprisingly profound book The genius of Ajahn Chah is masked by his simplicity and familiarity This is a collection talks given to monks and laity regarding several of the difficulty themes of Theravada Buddhism, presented and explained with incomparable clarity and insight However, is not a book for beginners.

    4. Dhamma is always about its depth and if we only swim around on its surface, we might begin to think to ourselves Is this all Ajahn Chah gives us all reminders through his straightforward explanations for us to keep walking, living and breathing the Dhamma in order for us to able to dive deeper each time.

    5. All suffering and unsatisfactory experience come from causes When the causes end, the suffering ends All dharmas, whether pleasant or unpleasant, arise from causes Knowing the four aspects suffering, its arising, cessation, and the path is all we really need No other Dharma is necessary, because everything is naturally condensed into these aspects pg 11This is a profound introduction to Ajahn Chah, a Buddhist monk from Thailand, who taught with clarity and deep understanding gained from a lifeti [...]

    6. I respect Ajahn s life, work and teaching, but this book is not a great read Like the books of many Dharma teachers, it s transcriptions of his talks Unlike those other books, it is not well edited There are lots of brilliant observations and juicy tidbits sprinkled generously throughout the book, but the book itself meanders Chapters are long and don t really develop a coherent theme Ajahn jumps from one subject to the next This works in speaking, but not in writing I wish his translator and ed [...]

    7. I m torn in giving this book 4 stars I loved the book for the perspective on teachings it presented As someone who probably reads lay books than monastic ones, it was incredibly valuable to experience and explore Ajahn Chah s perspective In terms of the content of the book, 5 stars no doubt I mean, than 5 stars, it s the Buddha s teachings, radically transformative and always timely That said, the book could have used some editing, and maybe a bit better structuring The first couple of chapter [...]

    8. Ajahn Chah taught many westerners who went on to become teachers of Buddhism themselves When you read this book, you will understand why so many people gravitated to what he had to offer.This book is actually a collection of Ajahn Chah s teachings, gathered from friends and other sources Demonstrating a deep understanding of the Buddhist path, the creator of this material is at once funny and piercingly direct The following chapters titles assigned to this collection clearly speak to the essence [...]

    9. An awesome book from the master He tells us to expect change little by little only and the book is so full of good advice it is a must for anyone interested in meditation and losing attachments to negative states of mind To put the Buddha s teaching in a nutshell, the point is to transfusion our view Is how Chah sums it up Whatever is it, you can let go of it.

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