Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree: The Buddha's Teachings on Voidness

Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree: The Buddha's Teachings on Voidness By Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, In this remarkable book, Ajahn Buddhadasa teaches us beautifully, profoundly, and simply the meaning of sunnata, or voidness, which is a thread that links every great school of Buddhism.He teaches us the truth of this voidness with the same directness and simplicity with which he invites us into his forest from the foreword by Jack Kornfield. Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree The Buddha s Teachings on Voidness In this remarkable book Ajahn Buddhadasa teaches us beautifully profoundly and simply the meaning of sunnata or voidness which is a thread that links every great school of Buddhism He teaches us

  • Title: Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree: The Buddha's Teachings on Voidness
  • Author: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
  • ISBN: 9780861710355
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree: The Buddha's Teachings on Voidness”

    1. Ajahn Buddhadasa was one of the most influential teachers in Thailand in the last century This book explores what is meant by sunyata emptiness or voidness The teachings of emptiness are challenging and Ajahn Buddhadasa gives a clear description of his understanding of it and how you can experience it for yourself It s a book that every experienced student will want to be familiar with.

    2. If you re worried you ll never be able to really understand the teachings on sunnata, on emptiness or voidness, this is the book you need Truly extraordinary and necessary the clearest, warmest, most approachable introduction I ve ever found to the basic teachings on voidness reality from a Thai Buddhist perspective Step by step, warmly and kindly, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu explains how to stop creating I and mine and stop suffering.I left this book untouched on my shelf for months, thinking it would b [...]

    3. I started reading this book because my Thai friends recommended me as the highest level of Dhamma teaching I have never read a book that describes nibban nirvana in such intricate and phenomenal details For some, the teachings can be philosophical knowledge but for those who practice Dhamma, the teachings can turn into insight Either way, the book describes the teachings in the core of Buddhism.

    4. One of the most important books on the Buddha s teaching ever written Buddhadasa highlights the central importance of voidness in the Buddha s teachings and practices, a fact often overlooked in watered down, consumer oriented English works on Buddhism whatever that is I could go on, but I would be keeping from reading it If you want to really understand the Buddha and his teaching, read it now.

    5. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn Buddhism It is a concise teaching of sunnata Ajahn Buddhadasa explains how to master this in our daily life You can be a beginner or a master at Buddhism to understand this wonderful teaching.He gives a common sense approach to understanding sunnata and applying it to your life.

    6. I did not enjoy this book for several reasons First, it felt too one sided and dogmatic second, the analogies, which are for me frequently the most illuminating part of dharma books, were weak and third, the pacing was very strange, with some simple things stretched out to great lengths and complex things skimmed over I suppose it does deliver its point, but I left it feeling a disconnect.

    7. Key teaching Happiness, ours and others, can be only as nothing is held as me or mine, we or ours Few will understand and actualize this ultimate truth while living and interacting with others in our day to day lives Still Buddhadasa Bhikkhu vows to teach us all.

    8. Pemaparan Buddhadasa Bikkhu mengenai sunyata sangat gamblang Buku ini tidak akan pernah benar benar bisa selesai dibaca DD

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