Dharmasri on the Sixteen Degrees of Comprehension by Leon Hurvitz. 7. Indrabhuti’s ‘Confession of Errors in the Fundamental. Teachings of the Vajrayana’. In this book (previously published under the title Living Buddhist Masters), Jack Kornfield presents the heart of Buddhist practice as taught by twelve highly. This reprint of Living Buddhist Masters is one of the most valuable books in print on Theravada Buddhist practice, bringing to the reader the.

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It rained often that rainy season and one day a strong wind blew off half the roof. A lot of different concepts were explained clearly with good byddhist or metaphors. The teacher is only assisting him in staying on the right track and keeping in balance.

Although Kornfield is technically the author, this book is a lot more dense than his usual books.

Sometimes I worry about the monk’s discipline. He was finally empty of anger and expectation. One is surrounded by good friends, wise people who value honesty and clarity.

Living Buddhist Masters

If you want to really see for yourself what the Buddha kornfielc talking about you don’t need to bother with books. Only through personal meditative practice is the student of Dhamma enabled to slow down the speed of the neurotic mind and to begin seeing the world with clarity and precision.


No self, nothing to protect. This can be a difficult path to follow without supplementary intensive practice. Discipline, effort, patience are very important.

Disci- pline is not to be earned as a burden. Examine to see how feelings come and go, how thoughts come and go. Mindfulness brings us to a moment-to-moment purity of mind. After the meal cleanup there may be a short talk by the teacher.

Living Buddhist Masters : Jack Kornfield :

Do your own practice and honor those around you with love. Questions and discussions of community business follow. Again, deciding which type of teacher feels right or best when you are selecting a place to practice is largely an intuitive process.

It is important to remember too that these are not closed commu- nities, but rather places of teaching where outsiders are welcome. My personal favorite chapters are those on Chaa, Sunlun, Mahasi and Jumnien. Nika rated it it was amazing Oct 10, There is also a language 1.

Samatha is looked down on. There is quiet for the other senses as well: Oh yes, of course.

Sense restraint is proper practice. Since in fact there is nothing to gain in meditation, no result to be grasped, we are simply uncovering the Dhamma. You must use loving kindness. Inner and outer harmony and patience in the individual are rewarded and built into the social system.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. First, there is the popular religion of the majority of people which involves the performance of meritorious deeds, such as alms-giving and the observance of rituals, to gain a good rebirth in lives to come.


Outwardly everyone looks and acts the same. Regular balanced effort, sustained energy independent of results is needed. The happiness that comes from wisdom is beyond all knowledge and power. The Factors of Enlightenment One of the clearest and most useful ways to describe practice is in terms of the seven factors of enlightenment.

Then use this to examine yourself. He would do strange things or get very fierce with his disciples. I have been extremely careful to practice sense restraint. Don’t be concerned about the length of the road or about a destination. Those who succeed owe their liberation to perseverance. Nothing is worth holding on to. Purity does not exist within a tradition, nor within a method, or within a religion.

You can learn a great deal from them. He laughed and pointed out how much I was suffering by trying to judge the others around me. The essence is not in the words, it is in the experience.