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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 Worn-out Skin: Reflections on the Uraga Sutta by Nyanaponika Maha Thera Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

The Sutta Nipata, in its oldest and most characteristic parts, is a deeply stirring Song of Freedom. The verses of this ancient book are a challenging call to us to leave behind the narrow confines of our imprisoned existence with its ever-growing walls of accumulated habits of life and thought. They beckon us to free ourselves from the enslavement to our passions and to our thousands of little whims and wishes.

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Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

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The word "love" -- one of the most compelling in the English language -- is commonly used for purposes so widely separated, so gross and so rarefied, as to render it sometimes nearly meaningless. Yet rightly understood, love is the indispensable and essential foundation no less for the growth and purification of the individual as for the construction of a peaceful, progressive and healthy society.

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The Removal of Distracting Thoughts by Soma Thera Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

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Like an experienced carpenter or carpenter's apprentice, striking hard at, pushing out, and getting rid of a coarse peg [and replacing it] with a fine one, should the bhikkhu in order to get rid of the adventitious object, reflect on a different object which is connected with skill. Then the evil unskillful thoughts connected with desire, hate and delusion are eliminated; they disappear. By their elimination the mind stands firm, settles down, becomes unified and concentrated, just within (his subject of meditation).

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Arousing Mindfulness, translated from the Pali by Nyanasatta Thera Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

Thus have I heard. At one time the Blessed One was living among the Kurus, at Kammasadamma, a market town of the Kuru people. There the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus thus: "Monks," and they replied to him, "Venerable Sir." The Blessed One spoke as follows: This is the only way, monks, for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, for the destruction of suffering and grief, for reaching the right path, for the attainment of Nibbana, namely, the four foundations of mindfulness.
What are the four?

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The Discourse Collection by John D. Ireland Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

The Sutta-nipata or "Discourse-collection," from which this selection has been compiled, contains some of the oldest and most profound discourses of the Buddha.

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