on 8 July 2013
A great work that explains the Buddhist path to westerners in particular.
Ajahn writes of disappearing through meditation as the only way to free ourselves from suffering and the merits of this practice, which places the emphasis of mediation on the breath. We simply watch the breath and settle into meditation.
Ajahn also teaches mindfulness, which I now understand along with a buddhist view of the world.
Its a radical way of viewing our lives, with my experience of life thus far I find myself drawn to this path.
on 19 April 2013
Ven. Ajahn Brahm not only has a deep understanding of dhamma, but also a clear way of explaining it. I find his teaching style to be simple and light but at the same time deep and subtle. His ability to convey the deep dhamma in a relatively smooth way is much appreciated. All these qualities are found everywhere in this book. The use of 'pali' word along with the English explanation throughout this book makes it easier for someone who is familiar with the pali terms. This book contains an essence of deep Buddha dhamma and mindfullness meditation. Anyone wishing to read about deep dhamma and practising meditation, this book can be a great companion. I highly recommend this book.