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Buddhist books

It’s Like This, by Ajahn Chah

The crude, beginning level of the practice is a little hard to maintain, but the refined levels of virtue, concentration, and discernment all come out of this…

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Discovering the Text of Hui Hai, by John Blofeld

Back in my room, which even at midday was rather dark, I lighted a red votive candle and began idly glancing through the pages of the old gentleman’s gift. It proved to be a reprint of an eighth-century (T’ang dynasty) text composed by the Ch’an Master Hui Hai, together with a selection of his dialogues with his disciples…

The Dhammapada

‘All conditioned things are impermanent’ — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification. v.277 The Dhammapada ‘All conditioned things are unsatisfactory’ — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns… Read More ›

An old Buddhist text written in Yi language

Sutra on expelling evils and begging fortunes. Click any photo to view full size gallery. Date: acclaimed 1745. Language: Yuanyang dialect, Yi language. Photographs from the British Library  #endangeredarchives project. Thanks to @bl_eap More posts about the #endangeredarchives project.