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Offline Arkena

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4 noble truths
« on: July 22, 2017, 02:30:20 pm »
So i havent really penetrated the 4 noble truths beyond the surface level until recently...

Im interested in this topic , specifically in the aspect of the cause of suffering...and how to eliminate suffering.

I would like to read something that talks about mental habits that cause suffering a fairly detailed account of the various mental habits that cause suffering...not a generalistic over simplistic account like saying clinging causes all mental pain but fails to delve into the myriad manifestations one may experience.

Something that delves into various things like over thinking, over exicitement, guilt, blame etc

Some type of Buddhist psychology book on reducing/eliminating mental suffering? Is there such a manual that is both modern and recommended in buddhist circles?

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Re: 4 noble truths
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 02:45:23 pm »
Be referred to Samyutta Nikaya . There is nothing that goes beyond that in terms of buddhist conventional analytical understanding.
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Re: 4 noble truths
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 03:06:11 pm »
Hi Arkena,

You might find this 21 minute extract from a talk helpful :"Practising With the Four Noble Truths", given by Ajahn Amaro of Amaravati Monastery UK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHMT6_DrgMw

There's also a little book about the Four Noble Truths by Ajahn Sumedho :

http://www.amaravati.org/dhamma-books/the-four-noble-truths/



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« Last Edit: July 22, 2017, 03:10:17 pm by Pixie »
May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May they all be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they never be deprived of true happiness devoid of any suffering.
May they abide in great impartiality, free from attachment to loved ones and aversion to others.

Offline philboyd

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Re: 4 noble truths
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 04:09:24 pm »
Turning The Wheel  Of Truth - Ajahn Sucitto
A Comprehensi Manual of Abidhamma - Bhikku Bodhi, Genera Editor
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Offline The Artis Magistra

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Re: 4 noble truths
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017, 04:31:01 pm »
Better than reading "Turning the Wheel of Truth" is "Turning the Wheel of Truth" which can perhaps be inspired by reading "Turning the Wheel of Truth", starting with the title at least.

Offline Arkena

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Re: 4 noble truths
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2017, 10:50:49 pm »
Ty very much guys and girls that was a very interesting set of recommendations!


 


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