I posted similar question that what is your favourite dharma book, on the book review section but it is not active and been few days and nobody bothers to answer. my wish is to get a list of good, lucid, clarifying, enlightening, clear and helpful dharma books or texts youve read or studied.
my all time number one clear and helpful and CLEAR dharma text is by Lama Zopa Rinpoche - how to practice Dharma the teachings on the 8 worldly dharmas.
this book is amazing in its clarity and down to earth style of teaching that applies perfectly for the samsaric mind. teaching what is truly renunciation and that has been hard to figure out what true renunciation of mind is. basically its renouncing the eight worldly dharmas and this what Lama Zopa Rinpoche talks about. there are also great stories in this book. really really good book. i recommend.
i think this topic 8 worldly dharmas is a topic that most of the dharma practitioners dismiss or do not pay attention allthough the results can be achieved in other practices indirectly but if you want to get head on with the 8 worldly dharmas in your mind this is the book for it.
the book clearly defines what is Dharma practice and what is not.
please post on this thread books that youve found most helpful and your favourite books or texts and maybe tell a little bit.
i hope people due to this thread may find precious gems ( dharma books ) and find good texts and books to read and 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….