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I wish I had discovered this book years ago,
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This review is from: Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering (Paperback)
Buy this book! It has done more to enhance my intellectual understanding of the holistic nature of the path and inspire me to persist in my efforts of mindfulness than any other resources on Buddhism.
Unlike most other dialogues on the path, which inform us that the whole idea of thinking of the path is misleading, because 'all the aspects are equally as important' this book actually treats the path, well, as a path - You start with stage 1 - Right Understanding, then develop through moral purification - stages 3-5, and these set the foundations for the great effort invovled in mindfulness and meditation practises.
Having finished, reread and taken notes on the book I have realised my previous approach to Buddhism was somewhat wishy-washy, and am now enthused about the prospect of perservering in right effort to 'kill my mind' and refine my consciousness.
I am deliberately not going to outline the content in too much depth for fear of not doing it justice, but if you are already into Buddhism I recommend it.