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“A masterpiece.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn. “A classic—one of the very best English sources for authoritative explanations of mindfulness.” —Daniel. Mindfulness in plain English / Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. — 20th anniversary ed. p. cm. Previous ed. ISBN eBook "Mindfulness in Plain English" has been on a while now for Print and eBook edition of "In the Buddha's Words" / Code - UWBW15 - Click.

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rigid language especially when we try to teach something which normally people don't engage in during their daily life. Meditation appears to them as something. Mindfulness In Plain English By Ven. Henepola Gunaratana is a guide It is meant for use. Download the entire ebook here ( pages) here. Editorial Reviews. Review. If you'd like to read about meditation and then go back Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Religion & Spirituality.

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I think supporting both Wisdom Publications and Ven. Henepola Gunaratana is important to Buddhism in America. Free is good, but supporting a non-profit publisher of Buddhist books and a Buddhist Center is better Please give this a mindful moment. See link below The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught.

A concise, informative introduction precedes each chapter, guiding the reader toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow. Wisdom Publications Wisdom Publications is the leading publisher of contemporary and classic Buddhist books and practical works on mindfulness. Publishing books from all major Buddhist traditions, Wisdom is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to cultivating Buddhist voices the world over, advancing critical scholarship, and preserving and sharing Buddhist literary culture.

These luminous teachings, translated clearly for the first time, remain informative for our own troubled period. Sometimes history is cruel: a civilization starts to fall apart and a stable social order starts to unravel; upheaval and uncertainty abound. Tyrants ride high, old notions of justice vanish, and people may feel they have nowhere to turn for relief.

In some ways, this is the story of human civilization. Indeed, this is what happened to the Chinese world in the thirteenth century when the Mongol conquerors mangled China and left the Chinese social order in tatters.

This book, from one the pioneering and preeminent translators of Zen for the West, presents a selection of Zen lessons from four teachers in four successive generations whose public lives spanned a turbulent period in Chinese history.

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These four Zen masters were all eminent teachers, and their teaching words reflect the state of the art of Zen teaching in their time. And they are, even now, all vividly relevant. Manhae is a political and cultural hero in Korea, and his works are studied by college students and school children alike.

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The way out of a trap is to study the trap itself, learn how it is built. You do this by taking the thing apart piece by piece.

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The trap can't trap you if it has been taken to pieces. The result is freedom. Pain is inevitable, suffering is not.

Pain and suffering are two different animals. If any of these tragedies strike you in your present state of mind, you will suffer. The habit patterns that presently control your mind will lock you into that suffering and there will be no escape. A bit of time spent in learning alternatives to those habit patterns is time will-invested.

Most human beings spend all their energies devising ways to increase their pleasure and decrease their pain.

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Buddhism does not advise that you cease this activity altogether. Money and security are fine. Pain should be avoided where possible. Nobody is telling you to give away all your possessions or seek out needless pain, but Buddhism does advise you to invest some of your time and energy in learning to deal with unpleasantness, because some pain is unavoidable.

You can experience the desire to perfect yourself. You can feel craving for greater virtue. You can even develop an attachment to the bliss of the meditation experience itself. It is a bit hard to detach yourself from such altruistic feelings. In the end, though, it is just more greed. It is a desire for gratification and a clever way of ignoring the present-time reality.

If you leave 'I' out of the operation, pain is not painful. It is just a pure surging energy flow. It can even be beautiful. If you find 'I' insinuating itself in your experience of pain or indeed any other sensation, then just observe that mindfully.

Pay bare attention to the phenomenon of personal identification with the pain. Meditation in the midst of fast-paced noisy activity is harder still.

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And meditation in the midst of intensely egoistic activities like romance or arguments is the ultimate challenge. The concept of wasted time does not exist for a serious meditator.

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Little dead spaces during your day can be turned to profit. Every spare moment can be used for meditation. Sitting anxiously in the dentist's office, meditate on your anxiety.

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Feeling irritated while standing in a line at the bank, meditate on irritation. Bored, twiddling you thumbs at the bus stop, meditate on boredom. Try to stay alert and aware throughout the day. Be mindful of exactly what is taking place right now, even if it is tedious drudgery. Take advantage of moments when you are alone. Take advantage of activities that are largely mechanical.

Use every spare second to be mindful. Use all the moments you can. You see the way suffering inevitably follows in the wake of clinging, as soon as you grasp anything, pain inevitably follows.

Your whole view of self changes at this point. You begin to look upon yourself as if you were a newspaper photograph. When viewed with the naked eyes, the photograph you see is a definite image. When viewed through a magnifying glass, it all breaks down into an intricate configuration of dots. Similarly, under the penetrating gaze of mindfulness, the feeling of self, an 'I' or 'being' anything, loses its solidity and dissolves.

There comes a point in insight meditation where the three characteristics of existence -- impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and selflessness -- come rushing home with concept-searing force. You vividly experience the impermanence of life, the suffering nature of human existence, and the truth of no self.