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Recommended Books

The titles in this list by highly-respected monks, authors and scholars may be considered as  some of the best bedrock Theravada books available in English.



The Greater Discourse on Voidness by Nanamoli Thera Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

Often when the mind is tired and stale it needs comfort and encouragement of a soothing kind. At other times, such treatment can induce in it a false sense of security, and then it has to be jolted, woken up, even frightened if necessary, and injected with a sense of urgency. This discourse does precisely that.

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The Truth of Anatta by Dr. G.P. Malalasekera Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

Anatta is the last of the ‘three characteristics’ (ti¬lakkhana) or the general characteristics (samanna-lakkana) of the universe and everything in it. Like the teaching of the four Noble Truths, it is the teaching peculiar to Buddhas : (buddhanam samukkamsika desana : M. I, 380).

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Taming the Mind: Discourses of the Buddha Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

  • Monks, I know not of any other single thing so intractable as the untamed mind. The untamed mind is indeed a thing intractable.
  • Monks, I know not of any other thing so tractable as the tamed mind. The tamed mind is indeed a thing tractable.
  • Monks, I know not of any other single thing so conducive to great loss as the untamed mind. The untamed mind indeed conduces to great loss.
  • Monks, I know not of any other single thing so conducive to great profit as the tamed mind. The tamed mind indeed conduces to great profit.
  • Monks, I know not of any other single thing that brings such woe as the mind that is untamed, uncontrolled, unguarded and unrestrained. Such a mind indeed brings great woe.
  • Monks, I know not of any other single thing that brings such bliss as the mind that is tamed, controlled, guarded and restrained. Such a mind indeed brings great bliss.

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The Kalama Sutta: The Buddha's Charter of Free Inquiry by Soma Thera Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

The instruction of the Kalamas (Kalama Sutta) is justly famous for its encouragement of free inquiry; the spirit of the sutta signifies a teaching that is exempt from fanaticism, bigotry, dogmatism, and intolerance.

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"A son has been born to thee, O prince!" this was the message that reached Prince Siddhattha when returning from a drive through the city of Kapilavatthu and a day spent at a park near-by.

"A fetter (Rahula) has been born, a bondage has been born!" said the prince upon hearing the news. And Rahula was the name given later to the babe by Siddhattha's father, the Raja Suddhodana.

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