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Buddhist books

Understanding Karma and Rebirth

Rebirth and reincarnation are generally accepted realities in the East and have been since ancient times. What the next life will be is usually the question rather than whether it will be. In the West, on the other hand, we have our own religious and secular beliefs which usually do not include living another life, or at least not in this world or in this way…

The Four Stages, by Ajahn Sumedho

Am I a non-returner? Will I ever become an arahant?’ This is the worldly mind grasping the concepts. Sometimes you hear people say, ‘This monk ― he’s a stream-enterer!’ and everyone goes ‘Ohhh! a stream-enterer!’ ‘And that one’s an arahant.’ ‘Wow, an arahant!’ (that’s like superman)…

Son master Chinul

Sentient beings deceive themselves through their own actions. They themselves per­ceive that “this is an ordinary man,” “this is a saint,” “this is oneself,” “this is someone else,”…

Let Go of Fire, by Ajahn Sumedho

The human habit of clinging to desire is ingrained. We in the West think of ourselves as sophisticated and educated, but when we really begin to see what is going on in our minds, it is rather frightening-most of us are horribly ignorant…

Tudong: The Long Road North

Tudong: The Long Road North. Walk through England, in 1983 by Ajahn Amaro & Nick Scott. This book is an account of a ‘tudong’ walk through England, made in 1983 by Ajahn Amaro and Nick Scott. During following year Ajahn Amaro typed up his diaries and, with the generous contributions of many friends of…