Thursday, March 27, 2008

I have no meditation book recommendations
I'm just at the beginning
I read inspiring books before which made me think
and look at the world differently
I agree

But I feel like I am entering ... the world of spirit!
yeh its true
a new chapter
a new step? step 11 in fact

This book was shown to me ages ago
and a poem in it was very pertinient at the time
the rest of the book was too "much"
at that moment
until now
see nothing goes to waste!

Anyway people
please share your meditation book recommendations
for Syd and me
As I am very limited in experience

The Tibetan Book on Living and Dying
John Ortberg Books ALL of them (see my side bar)
Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist, The Zahir, The Devil & Miss Prym
theres loads

Like I said
I'm just at the beginning
of something else!
and I have no words to describe it...
But it feels green and warm and safe
Listening to Geshe Tashi Basic Buddhist Practices

Here's The "Autobiography in Five Chapters"
The Tibetan Book on Living and Dying. P32
Sogyal Rinpoche

I walk down the street.
There's a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost.....I am helpless;
it isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place;
but it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in....it's a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

I walk down a different street.

I like it
I saw it in Courage to Heal too
It perfectly describes
The journey
of self will to Gods will

Step 1, 2, 3

More will be revealed

5 comments:

Kathy Lynne said...

I highly reccommend Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating. It's about a method of prayer called Centering Prayer which is essentially meditation. It has brought me peace.

Christine said...
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Christine said...

Emmet Fox

I remember falling into that hole and happily I now walk on the other side of the street.

Have missed you.
xxooo

Syd said...

The acceptance steps--came, came to, came to believe.

I tagged you Johno--see my blog for the information if you want to do it.

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

http://www.dhammatalks.org.uk/munin.php

munindo's talks are excellent.

http://www.abhayagiri.org/index.php/main/media/

amaro is very good.

go to see the dalia lama in nottingham. still seats left! he may die before he returns to teach in Uk because he is late 70's, and comes to uk about every 3-4 years. `tich nhat hanh the same.

books? dunno. books without contact with teachers is very limited. like the big book without meetings. they both go hand in hand. shouldn't really do one without the other. note i do not say 'practicing religious people', i say 'Teachers'. they are not the same as 'practicing religious people'. Teachers are 'special'. very !!! highly !!!! educated full time practitioners ideally. Munindo is a good teacher. so is amaro. both extremely well read and extensively developed training. munindo has 35 years of FULL TIME training under his belt. amazing.

tibetan book is pretty hefty. theres enough in there to keep you busy.
Women who run with wolves is good.
Peace pilgrim. good.
theyre all listed on label called 'book recommendations' on my blog