good book teaching on attachment to self and how cut through

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good book teaching on attachment to self and how cut through

Postby KonchokZoepa » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:36 pm

im looking for a good book that deals with the topic '' attachment to a self '' and '' how to cut through it '' or in other words how to or practices to sever the root of attachment.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

OMMANIPADMEHUNG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo
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Re: good book teaching on attachment to self and how cut thr

Postby KonchokZoepa » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:28 pm

is generally madhyamaka used to cut through this delusion?

and if so what are good texts to study?
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

OMMANIPADMEHUNG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo
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Re: good book teaching on attachment to self and how cut thr

Postby Jikan » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:30 pm

This may be most appropriate for you given the other interests you've expressed

http://www.shangshungpublications.org/2 ... tachments/

http://www.amazon.com/Parting-From-The- ... 1559391936

enjoy!
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Re: good book teaching on attachment to self and how cut thr

Postby KonchokZoepa » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:31 pm

thankyou i am familiar with the latter book, but i found it not very inspiring so i stopped reading it, but Sakya Trizin's version very much interests me.

thanks :namaste:
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

OMMANIPADMEHUNG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo
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Re: good book teaching on attachment to self and how cut thr

Postby udawa » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:08 am

Have you looked at lojong?

I would recommend Trungpa Rinpoche's commentary on Atisha's 7 Point mind training: Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness

You can read the introduction and first two chapters here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tib/training.htm

What has been said is a drop of golden liquid. Each time you read
such a book it confirms again and again that there is something about it
which makes everything very simple and direct. That makes me immensely
happy. I sleep well, too. There is a hard-edged quality of cutting down
preconceptions and other ego battles that might be involved in presenting
the teaching. But at the same time there is always a soft spot of
devotion and simplicity in mahayana Buddhism which you can never forget.
That is very important. I am not particularly trying to be dramatic. If
it comes through that way, it's too bad. But I really do feel
extraordinarily positive about Jamgon Kongtrul and his approach to this
teaching.
Edwards: You are a philosopher. Dr Johnson: I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in.
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Re: good book teaching on attachment to self and how cut thr

Postby KonchokZoepa » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:11 pm

yes ive looked into lojong, thanks, but i dont see it as the right approach to cutting through the false notion of 'i'
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

OMMANIPADMEHUNG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo
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Re: good book teaching on attachment to self and how cut thr

Postby Jikan » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:16 pm

KonchokZoepa wrote:thankyou i am familiar with the latter book, but i found it not very inspiring so i stopped reading it, but Sakya Trizin's version very much interests me.

thanks :namaste:


Yes, the introduction was (in my opinion) poorly written. I found the "main course" of the book helpful, though.
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Re: good book teaching on attachment to self and how cut thr

Postby KonchokZoepa » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:41 pm

could be a good book but i dont practice chöd.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

OMMANIPADMEHUNG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo
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Re: good book teaching on attachment to self and how cut thr

Postby Jikan » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:56 pm

KonchokZoepa wrote:could be a good book but i dont practice chöd.


If you're asking about how to cut through attachment to the self, then you may wish to consider learning a bit more about chod.
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Re: good book teaching on attachment to self and how cut thr

Postby KonchokZoepa » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:00 pm

yes could be but im tired of being in a dharma supermarket, picking all the different practices. of course im very interested, but im looking for something that would be easier to integrate as a part of the path. im looking for more of a proper analysis i mean extensive analysis of the attachment to self and how remove that. of course the chöd could do that, but i feel a little disconnected with that book. at least for now.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

OMMANIPADMEHUNG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo
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