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This Being, That Becomes (Buddhist Wisdom in Practice) [Kindle Edition]

Dhivan Thomas Jones
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Clearly and intelligently written, this book carries a lot of good advice. --Professor Richard Gombrich, author of 'What the Buddha Thought'

Like all fine writers, Dhivan Thomas Jones makes complex ideas simple and subtle truths compelling. The Buddha considered conditionality the heart of his message and fathoming it the key to a happy, creative and fulfilling life. This excellent book teases out his meaning and makes you want to start putting it into practice right away. --Vishvapani Blomfield, author of 'Gautama Budda: the Life and Teachings of the Awakened One'

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"This being, that becomes; from the arising of this, that arises." This succinct formula, recorded in texts and carved in inscriptions throughout the Buddhist world, is said to summarise the whole of the Dharma, the teaching of the Buddha. But how can such a simple summary be the conceptual formulation that characterises the experience of a Buddha, an ‘Awakened One’, a state beyond all words and concepts? Dhivan Thomas Jones tells us how, and takes us into the heart of the Buddha’s insight that everything arises in dependence on conditions. With the aid of lucid reflections and exercises he prompts us to explore how conditionality works in our own lives, and provides a sure guide to the most essential teaching of Buddhism.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 866 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Windhorse Publications Ltd (22 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0093JCGRE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #283,553 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Being, That Becomes 5 May 2011
By Jules
Dhivan Thomas Jones' clear linguistic style gently unravels the complexity of Buddhist philosophy. Dhivan manages to explain the profound insights of the Buddha in a compelling way which allows the reader, even someone new to Buddhist thought, to consider them in the context of the modern world. This thought-provoking book incorporates questions and exercises at the end of each chapter to inspire readers to reflect on how Buddhist philosophy can make a difference in their lives. I think it is a book readers will reflect on and to which they will return time and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and great book 11 April 2013
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I am amazed at how quick this was on my kindle within minutes of paying for it. How great is that! No waiting for it to arrive in the post and I was going on a retreat where the man who wrote the book was leading it the day after I purchased my book on here. Brilliant book and amazing writer too.
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The Buddha's core teaching brilliantly and lucidly presented. It goes beyond mere ideas and presents maps for spiritual development, and emphasising the need to experience wisdom through meditation rather than merely intellectually grasping at it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars spiritual enlightenment for the layman. 3 Dec. 2014
By Ashes
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Bought as a gift for my wife it had been recommended by her uncle who is a Buddhist priest. Currently she is still reading it but she says she finds it very readable. She said she would recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 Jan. 2015
By Rui
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thoroughly enjoyed reading, highly recommended for anyone who wants to get a bit deeper into the Dharma.
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