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The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

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The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby bodom » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:04 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:12 pm


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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby bodom » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:17 pm

Wow $10 bucks excellent tilt thanks.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby vitellius » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:47 pm

It is somewhat similar to "Satipatthana, The Direct Path to Realization" of Ven. Analayo: a deep inquiry into the meaning of suttas and an attempt to reconstruct what Buddha meant by saying his words and how he taught.

This is what may be really called "unusually hardcore Dhamma", - not Daniel Ingram's ideas.

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby bodom » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:11 am

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby alan » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:09 am

I ordered a used copy of his "Foundations" last week for something like 8 bucks. Thought that would be the best place to start.

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby bodom » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:12 am

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby alan » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:20 am

Amazon! I expect it tomorrow. Always make sure to check the 'used' section.
If anyone has read Bronkhurst: Teaching in India or Gombrich: What the Buddha thought, I'd love to hear opinions.

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby adeh » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:21 am

From what I've heard it's $50 well spent, you can read the introduction and a part of the first chapter on Amazon....It's going to be my birthday present....

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby bodom » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:41 am

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby alan » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:39 pm

When you go to the used section on Amazon all the sellers list the book's condition. I've never had a problem with the very good or like new designations.

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby bodom » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:08 am

Went ahead and ordered The Foundations of Buddhism by Gethin on Abe Books. $13 including shipping! Thanks Tilt!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby alan » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:13 am

Just arrived today. Already has filled in some blanks about the early period. It's an easy read, covers most of what you need to know without getting lost in overly scholastic historical timelines. Just what I needed.
Gombrich anyone? Bronkhurst? Opinions?
I'm eager for more.

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby bodom » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:39 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:02 pm


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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:15 pm

Cheer up Bodom,

On a radio programme I was listening to yesterday, it was pointed out that marginal notes, etc, used to raise the value of books. Especially marginal translations of Greek and Latin passages... :tongue:

That book is in our library, so after finding Gethin's The Foundations of Buddhism very helpful (thanks Tilt!), which was also in our library, I'll check it out...

Mike

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:20 pm

One can buy it from the publisher in India for about new (obviuously) for about ten bucks, as I pointed out above, or pay $50.00 on Amazon or take your chance with a used book.

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Re: The Buddhist Path to Awakening by Rupert Gethin

Postby beeblebrox » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:02 pm

The underlinings (or highlighting) are definitely annoying... especially when they seem to be irrelevant, compared to the ones that were not underlined. :thinking:


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