HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism (Group) » A couple of good books, e...

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 04:26 PM

A couple of good books, especially for beginners in meditation and Buddhism.

Falling into Grace by Adyashanti is one of the best books I've ever read on any subject. He is a Buddhist, but in his teaching he seeks to connect with people of all faiths and backgrounds. I've found this style of writing from several Buddhist authors writing for a Western audience. They try to import Buddhist concepts into the Western mindset. Adyashanti accomplishes that well.

And I'm currently reading Buddha Standard Time by Lama Surya Das. I've only read the first 50 pages or so, but it is already been a very good book. Like Adyashanti's work it's ideal for the Western mind with it's introduction to Buddhist concepts. In this work, Lama Surya Das focuses on how we can make time for ourselves in our fast paced culture by bringing us into the moment to appreciate all that is instead of unconsciously moving through life in a reactionary kind of way.

7 replies, 701 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply A couple of good books, especially for beginners in meditation and Buddhism. (Original post)
Tobin S. Jan 2019 OP
Harker Jan 2019 #1
Tobin S. Jan 2019 #3
Harker Jan 2019 #5
Tobin S. Jan 2019 #6
Harker Jan 2019 #7
sagesnow Jan 2019 #2
Tobin S. Jan 2019 #4

Response to Tobin S. (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2019, 07:14 PM

1. Is it possible that your studies

were what led to your recently stating your love for all DUers?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Harker (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 19, 2019, 04:21 PM

3. That has something to do with it.

Last edited Sat Jan 19, 2019, 06:19 PM - Edit history (1)

Studying and I've had a regular meditation practice for a while. My heart has been opening for a while now. It's been a long slow process extending over the past few years, but I don't think it could have happened any other way for me.

But I think it can happen to everyone at any time with grace, and it is a part of spiritual development. When we focus inward, we naturally get to a place of compassion and love for everyone including ourselves. We're all only human, and each of us has the capacity for enlightenment and love.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tobin S. (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2019, 06:06 PM

5. That's beautiful.

Love back. I expect we'll meet again as our paths intersect.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Harker (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 19, 2019, 06:22 PM

6. Thank you.

Stick around. Subscribe to this group if you haven't already. It doesn't get a lot of posts, but it's a good group.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tobin S. (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 19, 2019, 06:28 PM

7. I appreciate the welcome.

I will.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tobin S. (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2019, 12:48 PM

2. Thank you.

I will add these to my reading list.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sagesnow (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2019, 04:21 PM

4. You're welcome.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread