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A Still Forest Pool
« on: November 02, 2008, 11:04:56 PM »
I would like to recommend one for the heart and one for the head.

For the heart: "A Still Forest Pool" by Ajahn Chah. So simple, clear and direct. I often read a few paragraphs before sitting. He never fails to inspire.

For the head: "Buddhism Without Beliefs" by Stephen Batchelor. The man has a gift for language. Thoughtful, concise, insightful and beautifully written.

Happy reading

« Last Edit: April 13, 2010, 08:38:01 AM by The Irreverent Buddhist »

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Re: A Still Forest Pool
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 08:06:04 PM »
Couldn't agree more. The teachings of Ajahn Chah continue to be of exceptional value to my practice. I'm reading this Batchelor book now, after having been enthralled with his Confession of a Buddhist Atheist.
"May the merit of my practice be dedicated to the awakening of all beings."



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Re: A Still Forest Pool
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 05:20:18 PM »
A Still Forest Pool is a beautiful book indeed - very much on the path of heart :)
"One may be surrounded by great beauty, by mountains and fields and rivers, but unless one is alive to it all one might just as well be dead." Krishnamurti

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Re: A Still Forest Pool
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012, 11:25:52 PM »
I've just started reading this, very enjoyable :)

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Re: A Still Forest Pool
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 04:40:43 AM »
That collection is indeed a great gift, not only to get monastic life a little understood, but also as it is a very living document.

I can remember, that it was the "first" Dhammabook I got. It was generously given by a monk, with any word, but with two hands an a smile. A real gift.

You may find it also as an online document on sometimes has also printed books available as Dhamma-Gift.

Thanks for reminding on this great collection.


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