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Who is my self? : a guide to Buddhist meditation : the Poṭṭhapāda Sutta, the Buddha's words on self and consciousness / interpreted and explained by Ayya Khema.

By: Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Wisdom Publications, [1997]Description: viii, 181 pages ; 23 cmISBN:
  • 0861711270 (acidfree paper)
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Includes notes and glossary.

Includes bibliographical references (page 177).

The beginning: morality -- Guarding the senses: mindfulness and clear comprehension -- Setting aside the hindrances -- The first meditative absorption -- The second and third meditative absorption -- The fourth meditative absorption -- The fifth and sixth meditative absorptions "Infinity of space, infinity of consciousness" -- The seventh meditative absorption "The sphere of no-thingness" -- The eighth meditative absorption "Neither perception nor non-perception" -- The ninth meditative absorption "Cessation" -- Disenchantment, dispassion, and the four noble truths -- Cessation of craving: what is conducive to nibbana -- Removing the illusion of self -- Which is the real self? -- Path and fruition: the goal of the practice.

In this beautifully crafted guide to one of the Buddha's most famous teachings, Ayya Khema leads you, as the Buddha led his disciple Potthapada, through progressively higher levels of understanding and realization of the true nature of the "self." Interpreting this famous discourse with insightful examples from her years of teaching meditation, she guides you along the path of perhaps the most effective Buddhist meditative practice for personal transformation. Along the way you will learn about the language, customs, and culture of the era in which the Buddha gave his discourses and be surprised at how pertinent this 2500 year-old teaching is for you and your world. --Back cover

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Book Book Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre General Stacks BME 294.3 KHEM-A Copy 1 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Checked out 14/05/2024 2023-0191
Book Book Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre General Stacks BME 294.3 KHEM-A Copy2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 2017-0056

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