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PAIR OF MESSENGERS: Clam with Insight from The Buddha's Lips
insight are the two great wings of Buddhist meditation. The
present work offers a fresh perspective on a timeless theme.
It is lavishly furnish with extracts from the Buddha's discourses,
carefully elucidated for the modern reader. Calm and insight
emerge as complementary aspects of a comprehensive approach
to cultivation of the mind, together delivering the message
of Truth. This meditative strategy reflects in practical form
the Buddha's radical insights into the nature of reality. Melding
method with inspiration, this work embodies the principle that
meticulous inquiry is the ideal foundation for true faith.
is a Western Buddhist monk. Since receiving higher ordination
in 1994, he has lived in forest monasteries developing meditation
and studying the Buddha's teachings.
31 PLANES OF EXISTENCE
Transcribed from Ven. Acara Suvanno Mahathera's
Dhamma talks by YK Leong
DREAMS OF KING PASENADI
Ven. Acara Suvanno Mahathera
After the highly
successful launching of his biography "Striving to be a Nobody"
the Venerable Bhante Suvanno has given us, Inward Path, his permission
to transcribe his Dhamma talks recorded in cassettes into booklets
for those keen on reading his talks. This book, The Sixteen Dreams
of King Pasenadi" will be the first of many to come; and is compiled
by YK Leong, the author of "Striving to be a Nobody".
This book is an
explanation of the dreams of King Pasenadi and predicts the future
of the world and which predictions are interestingly enough showing
signs of coming to pass. The world will be in turmoil and unusual
changes in climatic conditions will be prevalent. The ignorant will
make up the ruling governments of the world. Sounds familiar does
Acara Suvanno Mahathera is the abbot of the Buddhist Hermitage, Lunas.
He is also the chief monk of Mi Tor See in Penang. He is today 82
years of age and very active in propating the Dhamma. Many of his
talks can be found in cassettes, CDs and VCDs. Bhante is well versed
in the Tipitaka and a pioneer of Theravada Buddhism in Malaysia.
OF KING MILINDA Bhikkhu
Panha is, with good reason, a famous work of Buddhist literature,
probably compiled in the first century B.C. It presents Buddhist
doctrine in a very attractive and memorable form as a dialogue
between a Bactrian Greek king, Milinda, who plays the 'Devil's
Advocate' and a Buddhist sage, Nagasena. The topics covered
include most of those questions commonly asked by Westerners
such as "If there is no soul, what is it that is reborn?"
and "If there is no soul, who is talking to you now?"
abridgement (IJ051/01) provides a concise presentation of this
masterpiece of Buddhist literature. The introduction outlines
the historical background against which the dialogues took place,
indicating the meeting of two great cultures-that of ancient
Greece and the Buddhism of the Indus valley which was a legacy
of the great Emperor Asoka.
WITH LOVE & OTHER MEDITATIONS Ven. Visuddhacara
to traffic jam meditation to the ordinary business of eating
& drinking, to waking up & sleeping, Ven. Visuddhacara
shares his understanding of how we can integrate mindfulness
& lovingkindness into every facet of our modern life.
booklet (IJ048/01), Ven. Visuddhacara shares his limited understanding
of this practice of mindfulness and loving-kindness with a view
to encourage all of us to walk the path. A Buddhist monk of
Malaysian nationality, he was born in 1953 on the island of
Penang. He has been practising mindfulness meditation since
1982. He presently resides and teaches meditation in Penang
besides travelling abroad to conduct retreats. (Kindly refer
to above for international order)
THAT LEADS TO NIBBANA: Sayadaw U Kundalabhivamsa
book (IJ017/98) Sayadaw U Kundala, drawing from the experience
of many years of teaching, explains the path that The Buddha
clearly mapped our 2500 years ago. He clearly and methodically,
in an easy to read form, points out the benefits of practicing
Vipassana meditation and the method of practice. He has then
gone on to explain the five Indriya (controlling faculties)
and the nine factors which sharpen the Indriya, leading one
along the path to liberation as taught by The Buddha.
foundation of morality and striving with ardent effort in Vipassana
meditation, as taught by The Buddha, will result in progression
along a clearly defined path of insight, with the final fruits
being the noble and pure liberation of Nibbana. Freedom from
suffering. (Kindly refer to above for international order)
WHO CALLED HIMSELF TATHAGATA Sayadaw U Silananda
At the beginning
of most discoursed (suttas), the word 'Bhagava' is commonly
used to refer to the Buddha to mean 'World-honored One' or simply
'Lord'. However the word 'Tathagata' although not so frequently
used, is very significant as the Buddha employs this term whenever
He wishes to refer to Himself. Reading
this booklet (IJ042/00), one not only gains a theoretical knowledge
of the term 'Tathagata', but may also be inspired to work towards
one's liberation without further delay.
U Silananda is a renowned Buddhist scholar and meditation teacher.
He is presently the abbot of Dhammananda Vihara in Half Moon
Bay, California, USA. Sayadaw leads meditation retreats throughtout
America and also abroad in Japan, Europe and Asia.
CHARACTERISTICS Sayadaw U Silananda
I talk about Vipassana, I say Vipassana is seeing things in
various ways, seeing mind and matter or mental and physical
phenomena in light of their characteristics - seeing things
as impermanent, as painful or unsatisfactory and an insubstantial
or non-self. These are the three characteristics of everything
that is in the world. We find these characteristics or these
marks in every thing and every being - Sayadaw U Silananda.
meant by everything in the world?" What is impermanent?
How do we know that something is impermanent? What is it that
is suffering? And what is it that is anatta, that is soulless?
In this short essay booklet (IJ047/00), Sayadaw U Silananda
explained the different aspects of 'seeing' or understanding
Sayadaw U Thittila & Venerable Pandit P. Sri
Rebirth: A Buddhist Concept (IJ0031/99) explains the nature
of death and rebirth - how our kamma and last thought-moment
can condition our next birth. Rebirth, however, is not something
to be desired. It is but a recycle of suffering. It is better,
therefore, to end craving which is the cause of rebirth.
Sayadaw U Thittila was one of the greatest Burmese scholar monks
and missionaries of this century. Venerable Pandit P. Sri Pemaratana
Nayaka Thero was the respected late abbot of the Mahindarama
Buddhist temple, Penang.
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