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 +====== Index by Author ======
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 +Title: Index by Author
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 +<div #​h_seealso>​See also the other indexes: ​
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 +<span hlist> [[index-subject|General]] | [[index-names|Names]] | [[index-number|Number]] | [[index-similes|Similes]] | [[index-sutta|Suttas]] | [[index-title|Title]] </​span>​
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 +Click on a title to read the article or book. Click on the author'​s name to read a brief [[en:​lib:​authors:​index|biographical note]]. The date accompanying each text indicates the year of the edition on which the transcription is based.
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 +See also the list of [[en:​lib:​authors:​index|Contributing Authors and Translators]] and the list of [[en:​tipitaka:​translators|Translations by Translator]].
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 +<span hlist> [[#a|A]] | [[#b|B]] | [[#c|C]] | [[#d|D]] | [[#ef|EF]] | [[#g|G]] | [[#h|H]] | [[#i|I]] | [[#j|J]] | [[#k|K]] | [[#l|L]] | [[#m|M]] | [[#n|N]] | [[#o|O]] | [[#pq|PQ]] | [[#r|R]] | [[#s|S]] | [[#t|T]] | [[#u|U]] | [[#v|V]] | [[#​wxyz|WXYZ]] </​span>​
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 +====== <span anchor #​a>​A</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
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 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​anandamaitreya|Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera, Dr. Balangoda]]
 +  :: Introducing Buddhism {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Originally published in 1988 to accompany the London Buddhist Society&#​039;​s Introducing Buddhism course, this book provides an outline of the history and basic teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Also includes a bibliography and glossary of Pali terms. (HTML not available)}} (2011) {{lib/​authors/​various/​introducing_buddhism_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (28pp./​222KB)
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 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​ariyadhamma|Ariyadhamma Mahathera]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​ariyadhamma/​bl115_en.html|Anapana Sati: Meditation on Breathing]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An outline of the steps of breath meditation, from first beginnings to the full realization of Nibbana.}} (1994)
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 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​ariyesako|Ariyesako,​ Bhikkhu]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​ariyesako/​layguide_en.html|Bhikkhus'​ Rules, The: A Guide for Laypeople]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A very readable summary of the Vinaya rules for bhikkhus (monks), aimed at giving laypeople a better understanding of the monks&#​039;​ way of life. Included are questions-and-answers concerning the proper etiquette when in the company of monks (bowing, ...}} (1999)
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 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​ashby|Ashby,​ Dr. Elizabeth]]
 +  :: [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​bl014#​conceit|What Can Be Done About Conceit?]] (BPS BL 14; 1962)
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 +
 +====== <span anchor #​b>​B</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​bischoff|Bischoff,​ Roger]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bischoff/​wheel399_en.html|Buddhism in Myanmar: A Short History]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This Wheel booklet offers a short history of Buddhism in Myanmar from its origins until the beginning of the colonial period in the late 19th century. The material has been sifted and organized from the point of view of a practicing Buddhist. It is ...}} (1996)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​webu/​wheel375_en.html|Essential Practice, The: Part I]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The Venerable Webu Sayadaw of Myanmar (Burma) was one of the greatest Theravada Buddhist meditation masters of recent times. An exemplar of the strict and simple meditative life, he constantly stresses to his disciples the need to tread the Buddha&#​039;​s ...}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​webu/​wheel384_en.html|Essential Practice, The: Part II]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ [See the description of Part I.].}} (1995)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​bodhi|Bodhi,​ Bhikkhu]]
 +  :: Essays from the BPS Newsletter:
 +<dl>
 +<​dd>​[[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_35_en.html|Aims of Buddhist Education]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In Sri Lanka, as across much of the world, the quality of formal education is deteriorating,​ as schools fail to instill in their students an appreciation for either learning, moral decency, or wisdom. By reintroducing basic Buddhist principles into the ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_43_en.html|Anicca Vata Sankhara]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An overview of sankhara (formations,​ fabrications,​ etc.): its multiple meanings and roles in the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings.}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_43_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​73KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_26_en.html|Association with the Wise]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The friends and associations we make in life play a crucial role in our progress along the path, as we inevitably absorb some of their qualities -- be they good or bad. How do we learn to recognize and seek out the wise companion, the truly good friend?}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_19_en.html|Auspicious Month, An]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An acknowledgement of two noteworthy events concerning the BPS: Nyanaponika Mahathera (founder of the BPS) celebrated his 90th birthday, and Ven. Piyadassi Mahathera (editor of the BPS&#​039;​s Sinhala language publications) was elected to the position of ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_08_en.html|Balanced Way, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Our progress in the Dhamma depends in part on the degree to which we can develop within ourselves the twin virtues of renunciation and compassion.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_41_en.html|Better Than a Hundred Years]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Extraordinary advances in science and medicine promise us longer and healthier lives. But in this heady excitement let us not forget the Buddha&#​039;​s wise counsel: it is not how long we live that really counts, but to what extent we can develop and ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_41_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​106KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_05_en.html|Case for Study, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ What is the role of studying the Buddhist scriptures in pursuing the Buddha&#​039;​s path to Awakening? In fact, careful study of the suttas is essential if we are to develop a correct understanding of the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_27_en.html|Dhamma and Non-duality]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Contrary to the stated goal of some other currently popular eastern religions and practices, the Dhamma is not concerned with the attainment of a state of "​non-dualism,"​ a condition in which the barriers between "​self"​ and "​other,"​ or samsara and nibbana,​...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_06_en.html|Dhamma Without Rebirth?]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Some contemporary teachers have claimed that the question of rebirth is extraneous to the core teachings of Buddhism. In fact, the notion of kamma and rebirth is the central defining principle at the very heart of all the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_36_en.html|Discipline of Sobriety, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A reminder that the five precepts -- the most elementary guidelines of moral conduct offered by the Buddha -- enjoin us not merely from drinking alcohol to excess, but from drinking any amount of alcohol. Clarity of mind and moral judgment are ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_46_en.html|Does Rebirth Make Sense?]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Newcomers to Buddhism, inspired by the down-to-earth clarity, directness, and immediacy of the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings, often stumble when they first encounter the teachings on rebirth. In this essay the author, while not attempting to make a scientific ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_46_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​99KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_22_en.html|Five Spiritual Faculties, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An introduction to the five indriya, or spiritual faculties (faith, energy, mindfulness,​ concentration,​ and wisdom), and their role in the practice of Dhamma.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_28_en.html|For the Welfare of Many]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A personal appreciation for the life and work of the late Ven. Nyanaponika Mahathera (1901-1994),​ who served as founder, editor, president and, most recently, Patron of the BPS.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_25_en.html|From Views to Vision]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Although the Buddha teaches that clinging leads to suffering, there are some things -- most significantly,​ Right View -- that he insists are worth holding onto until we reach the end of the path.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_38_en.html|Giving Dignity to Life]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The Buddha&#​039;​s teachings offer a profound hope that can help erase the despair and cynicism so rampant in the modern world. Because each of us is personally responsible for the moral choices we make, by those choices we are all capable of bringing to ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_23_en.html|Guardians of the World, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An introduction to the two mental qualities that serve as safeguards of our morality, protecting both ourselves and the world around us from harm: hiri, an innate conscience or sense of shame over doing wrong, and ottappa, a fear of the consequences of ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_18_en.html|Laying Down the Rod]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In a world fraught with violence, the Buddha&#​039;​s ancient advice is just as relevant today: "​Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not slay or incite others to slay."​.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_39_en.html|Lifestyles and Spiritual Progress]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ How does a person&#​039;​s choice of lifestyle -- i.e., layperson or monastic -- affect one&#​039;​s ability to make progress along the Buddhist path?}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_39_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​165KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_09_en.html|Look at the Kalama Sutta, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Some popular contemporary teachings claim that the Buddha advocates putting one&#​039;​s trust solely in what one can know and experience directly for oneself. In fact, when we take into careful consideration the context of this sutta, it becomes clear ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_32_en.html|Meeting the Divine Messengers]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ It was the sight of the four "​divine messengers"​ -- an old man, a sick man, a corpse, and a wandering ascetic -- that propelled the young Bodhisatta from his complacent and luxurious princely life into the homeless life of a serious seeker of spiritual ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_34_en.html|Message for a Globalized World]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Despite the glowing promises and forecasts of technologists,​ economists, and business leaders, we inhabitants of the emerging global marketplace have not yet found in technology any relief from our most basic ills: greed, violence, and meaninglessness. ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_44_en.html|Navigating the New Millennium]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Writing at the turn of the 21st century, the author takes stock of two manifestations of suffering that dominate the modern era: collective violence and a gnawing sense of individual meaninglessness. Both, he argues, find an effective remedy in the ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_44_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​106KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_01_en.html|New Undertaking,​ A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The author inaugurates his series of essays by explaining their chief purpose: to advance an accurate understanding of the cornerstone of the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings -- right view.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_20_en.html|Nobility of the Truths, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ What is "​noble"​ about the Four Noble Truths?}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_17_en.html|Note on Openness, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Some popular interpretations of Buddhism espouse the notion that our highest goal should be to expand our capacity to open ourselves to the full range of life&#​039;​s joys and sorrows, to shed our self-centered preferences,​ and merge at last with the ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_13_en.html|Problem of Conflict, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ We all yearn for happiness and concord, yet much of the world seems bound up in fear, aggression, and conflict. While we as individuals cannot hope to cure the world&#​039;​s problems overnight, there is still a great deal we can do that is of immediate ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_04_en.html|Purification of Mind]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ What does it mean to "​purify"​ the mind, and how is it accomplished?​}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_14_en.html|Quest for Meaning, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In a world increasingly dominated by the wonders of scientific progress and the lure of technological innovation, we can easily lose touch with that vital human drive to seek an ultimate, transcendent meaning to life. The Buddha&#​039;​s teachings offer ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_21_en.html|Refuge in the Buddha]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ What does it mean to seek refuge in the Buddha?}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_12_en.html|Remedy for Despair, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In a world full of such extraordinary suffering it becomes second-nature to many of us to turn aside from the pain of others, cast our gaze downward, and focus instead on our own immediate, private concerns. Equipped with an understanding of the workings ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_15_en.html|Search for Security, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The search for happiness is one of our most basic drives. Even more fundamental,​ however, is our yearning for genuine security from the dangers and sorrows of life. The Buddha&#​039;​s teachings offer us precisely this, as well as the practical means ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_16_en.html|Self-transformation]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Much of our unhappiness arises from a dissatisfaction with the sense of who we are, so we quite naturally seek remedies that attempt to fill the void. What the Dhamma offers is something more: the opportunity to transcend self altogether, thereby freeing ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_10_en.html|Statement of Conscience, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In response to the growing threat of terrorism in Sri Lanka, the author offers a reminder of the Buddha&#​039;​s timeless advice: "​Considering others as oneself, do not hurt them or cause them harm."​.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_37_en.html|Subrahma'​s Problem]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Where is genuine security to be found? How can we be freed, at last, from fear? A deva once asked the Buddha these questions; the Buddha&#​039;​s answer still rings as true today.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_07_en.html|Taking Stock of Oneself]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Among the most crucial challenges we face in our journey down the Buddhist path is a willingness to see ourselves as we truly are -- defilements and all. It is only with this kind of penetrating honesty about ourselves that we can begin to uproot the ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_24_en.html|Tolerance and Diversity]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An urgent question for the world today is how followers of different religious traditions can live together in harmony, without compromising the integrity of their separate traditions. The Buddha&#​039;​s teachings of tolerance strike a delicate and wise ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_30_en.html|Toward a Threshold of Understanding]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A Theravada Buddhist response to Pope John Paul II&#​039;​s 1994 book Crossing the Threshold of Hope, which was unabashedly critical of -- and remarkably ill-informed about -- the Buddhist religion. Bhikkhu Bodhi here skillfully avoids any discussion of ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_40_en.html|Tribute to Two Monks, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The author reflects on the lives of two great scholar monks who passed away in the summer of 1998: Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya and Ven. Piyadassi Nayaka Thera.}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_40_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​70KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_02_en.html|Two Faces of the Dhamma]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ How do we reconcile the apparent contradiction that Buddhism is, on the one hand, a "​religious"​ path calling for both faith and devotion and, on the other hand, a path of rational and critical inquiry?}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_42_en.html|Two Paths to Knowledge]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Religion and science offer distinct paths to different kinds of knowledge. Yet the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings show how both kinds of knowledge can be harnessed -- for both the good of the individual and that of society.}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_42_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​65KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_45_en.html|Two Styles of Insight Meditation]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ With the surging worldwide popularity of insight meditation, teachers have occasionally been tempted to "​streamline"​ the practice, by teaching it as a secular activity divorced from the framework in which the Buddha originally presented it. In this essay ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_45_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​70KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_03_en.html|Vision and Routine]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The key to keeping on-course on the Buddhist path lies in one&#​039;​s ability to persevere with the methodical and routine practice of meditation and mental cultivation,​ without losing sight of the ultimate, transcendent goal of the practice.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_11_en.html|Vital Link, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ As Buddhism takes root in the West, it shows ominous signs of decline in parts of Asia, where the youth often dismiss it as an irrelevant symbol of cultural and ethnic identity. Here the author reminds his Asian audience that if the Buddha&#​039;​s ...}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bps-essay_33_en.html|Walking Even Amidst the Uneven]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Where can we find encouragement to progress toward our spiritual goals when we live immersed in a consumer-driven world that places such high value on material achievement?​ The Buddha&#​039;​s teachings here come to our aid, with advice ranging from how ...}} (1998)
 +
 +</dl>
 +  :: Articles and books:
 +<dl>
 +<​dd>​[[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​arahantsbodhisattvas_en.html|Arahants,​ Bodhisattvas,​ and Buddhas]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ For centuries, Theravada&#​039;​s arahant ideal and Mahayana&#​039;​s bodhisattva ideal have served as lightning rods of contention between these two schools of Buddhism. In fact, the author argues, a healthy and integrated Buddhist practice requires respect ...}} (2010)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​wheel433_en.html|Buddha and His Dhamma, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In these two lectures, delivered to an audience with almost no prior knowledge of Buddhism, Ven. Bodhi gives a clear, concise account of the Buddha&#​039;​s life and teaching.}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​response_en.html|Buddhist Response to Contemporary Dilemmas of Human Existence, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this essay, presented at an interfaith conference in Sri Lanka, the author describes the "​radical secularization"​ of human life that lies at the root of the manifold social problems in the modern world. Religious fundamentalism and spiritual ...}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​abhiman_en.html|Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma, A: The Abhidhammattha Sangaha of Acariya Anuruddha]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This is the Introduction to the 1993 revision of Narada Mahathera&#​039;​s 1956 classic guidebook to Abhidhamma philosophy, A Manual of Abhidhamma. The Introduction provides an outline of Abhidhamma philosophy and of the seven books within the Abdhidhamma ...}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​various/​wheel367_en.html|Dana:​ The Practice of Giving]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Dana -- the Pali word means giving, generosity, self-sacrifice:​ the quality of the heart that moves a person to give away his or her own possessions for the sake of others. Giving in Buddhism is not a mere moral virtue to be randomly engaged in or ...}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bl143_en.html|Discourses of the Ancient Nuns: (Bhikkhuni-samyutta)]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A translation of the Bhikkhuni Samyutta (Chapter 5 of the Samyutta Nikaya), consisting of ten suttas that describe Mara&#​039;​s failed attempts to upset the equanimity and resolve of meditating forest nuns. With Introduction and detailed notes.}} (1997)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​wheel282_en.html|Going for Refuge & Taking the Precepts]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An excellent introduction to the purpose, meaning, and fruits of taking refuge in the Triple Gem and of observing the precepts.}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bl129_en.html|Living Message of the Dhammapada, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An invitation to the Dhammapada, Buddhism&#​039;​s most important collection of short inspirational verses.}} (1993)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​wheel405_en.html|Maha Kaccana: Master of Doctrinal Exposition]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The Venerable Maha Kaccana was one of the foremost disciples of the Buddha, appointed by the Awakened One as the monk most skilled in explaining in detail the meaning of his own brief utterances. Often the other monks turned to Maha Kaccana for help in ...}} (1996)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​waytoend_en.html|Noble Eightfold Path, The: The Way to the End of Suffering]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A concise yet thorough explanation of the Eightfold Path, the practical method the Buddha prescribed to uproot and eliminate the underlying causes of suffering. Basing himself solidly upon the Buddha&#​039;​s own words, the author examines each factor of ...}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​wheel259_en.html|Nourishing The Roots: Essays on Buddhist Ethics]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Four essays concerning the role of Buddhist ethics, not as a guide to interpersonal relations and social action, but as an integral part of the quest for purification and liberation.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bl071_en.html|Taste of Freedom, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ What is true freedom, and where can it be found? These questions have haunted humanity since the beginning of time, and are still with us today. The Buddha&#​039;​s teachings offer us a practical solution to this all-important riddle.}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​wheel409_en.html|Treatise on the Paramis, A: From the Commentary to the Cariyapitaka]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Although Theravada Buddhism explicitly advocates the attainment of arahantship as the ultimate goal, in the course of its historical evolution the Theravada tradition gave birth to a rich body of teachings on the practices of a bodhisatta, an aspirant to ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​bodhi/​wheel409_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​414KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​wheel277_en.html|Transcendental Dependent Arising: A Translation and Exposition of the Upanisa Sutta]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The seldom-studied Upanisa Sutta contains an important alternative presentation of the principle of dependent arising, offering a "​roadmap"​ of the entire path of practice as it progresses toward final liberation.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bodhi/​bam_en.html|Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya: A Personal Appreciation]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Bhikkhu Bodhi recounts with fond appreciation his years with the late Ven. Ananda Maitreya (1896-1998),​ Sri Lanka&#​039;​s highest-ranking and widely-venerated scholar-monk. (Also included: a newspaper account of the state funeral for Ven. Ananda Maitreya.)...}} (1999)
 +
 +</dl>
 +
 +  ? [[en:​lib:​authors:​bodhinandamuni:​index|Bodhinandamuni,​ Phra]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​dune/​giftsheleft_en.html|Gifts He Left Behind: The Dhamma Legacy of Ajaan Dune Atulo]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A collection of short anecdotes and quotations from Ajaan Dune, as recalled by one of his long-time monastic comrades. Ajaan Dune&#​039;​s straightforward words are rich with deceptively simple insights that reflect a profound grasp of Dhamma. His unique ...}} (2005) {{lib/​thai/​dune/​giftsheleft_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​0.9MB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​bogoda|Bogoda,​ Robert]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bogoda/​bl139_en.html|Buddhist Culture, The Cultured Buddhist]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Four short essays on what it means for a layperson to live in line with the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings. These essays share a common message: through Buddhist practice it is possible to refine one&#​039;​s character, ennoble one&#​039;​s life, and become "...}} (2005)
 +  :: "​Principles of Lay Buddhism"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel294|Buddhist Layman, The]] (BPS WH 294; 1982)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bogoda/​wheel397_en.html|Simple Guide to Life, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In clear and simple terms, this booklet offers thoughtful advice to help the householder lead a life in line with the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings.}} (1996)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​boowa|Boowa,​ Phra Ajaan Maha]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​boowa/​london_en.html|Dhamma Teaching of Acariya Maha Boowa in London, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A wide-ranging collection of formal Dhamma talks and informal question-and-answer sessions, directed to a group of lay followers in London. Here you will find this memorable exchange, among many others: A questioner asked, "I would like to ask if people ...}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​boowa/​straight_en.html|Straight from the Heart: Thirteen Talks on the Practice of Meditation]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This collection of talks was originally given for the benefit of a lay disciple who had come to Ajaan Maha Boowa&#​039;​s monastery to receive guidance as she faced her approaching death from bone marrow cancer. These talks offer important lessons about ...}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​boowa/​thingsas_en.html|Things as They Are: A Collection of Talks on the Training of the Mind]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ These extemporaneous talks were delivered to the monks living at Ajaan Maha Boowa&#​039;​s monastery. There is much valuable Dhamma teaching here for all meditators, monastic and lay alike. In these talks Ajaan Maha Boowa often recounts conversations with ...}} (1996)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​boowa/​tolastbr_en.html|To the Last Breath: Dhamma Talks on Living and Dying]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This book is really two books in one. The first part contains a collection of talks by Ajaan Maha Boowa (many of which were previously published in the book Amata Dhamma). Most of these talks were given for the benefit of an ill lay disciple of Ajaan ...}} (1996)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​brahmali|Brahmali Bhikkhu]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​brahmali/​index_en.html|Brahmali Bhikkhu]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ [not available]}} (2006)
 +
 +  ? [[en:​lib:​authors:​index#​nanavara|Buddhaghosacariya,​ Somdet Phra (&​Ntilde;​anavara Thera)]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nanavara/​uposatha_en.html|Uposatha Sila: The Eight-Precept Observance]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Questions and answers concerning the observance of Uposatha days -- special days for laypeople and monastics alike that follow a lunar calendar and call for renewed commitment to Dhamma practice.}} (1996)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​buddharakkhita|Buddharakkhita,​ Acharya]]
 +  :: [[tipitaka/​kn/​dhp/​dhp.intro.budd_en.html|Dhammapada,​ The: The Buddha'​s Path of Wisdom]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ [not available]}} (1996)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​buddharakkhita/​wheel365_en.html|Metta:​ The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A practical introduction to metta (loving-kindness) meditation, including a translation of the Karaniya Metta Sutta and a discussion of the fruits and power of metta practice.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​buddharakkhita/​bl109_en.html|Positive Response: How to Meet Evil With Good]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ What&#​039;​s the best response when we&#​039;​re threatened by provocative people or challenged by difficult situations? In this short article the author reviews some of the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings on this theme.}} (2006) {{lib/​authors/​buddharakkhita/​bl109_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​259KB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​bullen|Bullen,​ Leonard]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​bullen/​bl042_en.html|Buddhism:​ A Method of Mind Training]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A very basic beginner&#​039;​s outline of the Four Noble Truths.}} (1994)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​burlingame|Burlingame,​ E.W.]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​burlingame/​wheel324_en.html|Buddhist Stories from the Dhammapada Commentary: Part II]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In the fifth century the great Pali scholar-monk Buddhaghosa wrote an extensive commentary to the much-beloved Dhammapada. His commentary provides background stories that set the stage for each brief verse, giving them an expansive context that greatly ...}} (2006)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​burns|Burns,​ Douglas]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​burns/​wheel088_en.html|Buddhist Meditation and Depth Psychology]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The Buddhist meditative path to liberation as viewed from the perspective of modern psychological theory.}} (1994)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​c>​C</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​chah|Chah,​ Phra Ajaan]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​chah/​bodhinyana_en.html|Bodhinyana:​ A Collection of Dhamma Talks]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Nine talks on meditation practice -- some delivered to lay followers, some to monks.}} (1997)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​chah/​heartfood_en.html|Food for the Heart]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ These ten talks were given to bhikkhus at Ajaan Chah&#​039;​s monastery in Thailand and contain a wealth of insight and humor into all aspects of Dhamma practice. Much of this material is probably more accessible to long-term students, rather than to ...}} (1994)
 +  :: Gift of Dhamma, A {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A public talk given on October 10, 1977, addressed to the parents of a monk who had come from France to visit their son. An edited version of this talk has been translated into English under the same name. This is a translation of a new, full transcript ... (HTML not available)}} (2013) {{lib/​thai/​chah/​giftofdhamma_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (34pp./​114KB)
 +  :: In Body and Mind {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A Dhamma talk given on August 23, 1978. (HTML not available)}} (2012) {{lib/​thai/​chah/​inbodyandmind_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (34pp./​284KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​chah/​shapeofacircle_en.html|In the Shape of a Circle]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A talk given to a visiting monk who was getting discouraged in his practice.}} (2011)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​chah/​insimpleterms_en.html|In Simple Terms: 108 Dhamma Similes]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A marvelous collection of Dhamma similes from one of the Thai forest tradition&#​039;​s great teachers.}} (2011)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​chah/​living_en.html|Living Dhamma]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Nine talks by Ajaan Chah. Highlights: the classic "Our Real Home" and "​Tuccho Pothila (Venerable Empty-Scripture),"​ a humorous and penetrating reminder that the real practice of Dhamma lies within.}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​chah/​not_for_sure_en.html|Not for Sure: Two Dhamma Talks]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ We suffer as a result of clinging to what is fundamentally inconstant (anicca). So don&#​039;​t fall for what you like; don&#​039;​t fall for what you dislike. Learn to punch your likes and dislikes before they punch you!}} (2010) {{lib/​thai/​chah/​not_for_sure_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (21pp./​138KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​chah/​bl111_en.html|Our Real Home: A Talk to an Aging Lay Disciple Approaching Death]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ [not available]}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​chah/​our_real_home_en.html|Our Real Home]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This is a talk that Ajahn Chah recorded at the request of one of his students whose mother was on her deathbed. The student had expected just a short message for his mother, but instead Ajahn Chah gave this extended talk of consolation and encouragement ...}} (2011)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​chah/​atasteof_en.html|Taste of Freedom, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A collection of ten talks delivered by Ajaan Chah in Thailand and England. These talks, given in Ajaan Chah&#​039;​s uniquely humorous and incisive conversational tone, span a range of Dhamma topics, from the cultivation of a balanced mind in meditation ...}} (1994)
 +  :: Teachings of Ajahn Chah, The: A Collection of Ajahn Chah's Translated Dhamma Talks {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A comprehensive anthology of Ajaan Chah&#​039;​s Dhamma talks, translated into English. The talks include all those that have been previously published in the following books: Bodhinyana (1982), A Taste of Freedom (fifth impression, 2002), Living Dhamma (... (HTML not available)}} (2007) {{lib/​thai/​chah/​the_teachings_of_ajahn_chah_web_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (725pp./​3.6MB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​conze|Conze,​ Edward]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​conze/​wheel065_en.html|Way of Wisdom, The: The Five Spiritual Faculties]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An introduction to the five spiritual faculties (indriya) -- faith, effort, mindfulness,​ concentration,​ and wisdom -- with an anthology of related classical texts translated from Pali and Sanskrit.}} (1993)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​d>​D</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +<​dt>​DeGraff,​ Geoffrey &mdash; see [[#​thanissaro|Thanissaro Bhikkhu]].</​dt>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​desilva|de Silva, Lily]]
 +  :: "​[[en:​lib:​authors:​desilva:​attitude|Buddhist Attitude Towards Nature, The]]" (from BPS WH 346; 1987)
 +  :: "​Giving in the Pali Canon,"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel367|Dana:​ The Practice of Giving]] (BPS WH 367; 1990)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​desilva/​bl132_en.html|Ministering to the Sick and the Terminally Ill]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An introduction to the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings on illness and death, drawn from the Pali canon.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​desilva/​wheel407_en.html|Nibbana as Living Experience / The Buddha and The Arahant: Two Studies from the Pali Canon]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ What is Nibbana? In the first essay of this booklet Lily de Silva approaches this question from a fresh angle. Rather than speculate about Nibbana as an objective reality, she asks, "What does the attainment of Nibbana mean in terms of the living ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​desilva/​wheel407_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​197KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​desilva/​wheel337_en.html|One Foot in the World: Buddhist Approaches to Present-day Problems]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Eight essays: "A Layman&#​039;​s Happiness,"​ "The Mechanics of Bondage and Suffering,"​ "​Understanding and Managing Stress,"​ "The Buddhist Attitude to Gain and Honor,"​ "​Livelihood and Development,"​ "​Facing Death Without Fear," "The Human Body," and "...}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​desilva/​bl120_en.html|Self-made Private Prison, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An introduction to the five aggregates (khandha) -- body, feeling, perception, volition, and consciousness -- five aspects of experience to which we tend to cling. The author paints a compelling portrait of how we create for ourselves the illusory sense ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​desilva/​bl120_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​118KB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​desilva-p|de Silva, Dr. M.W. Padmasiri]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​desilva-p/​wheel237_en.html|Psychology of Emotions in Buddhist Perspective,​ The: Sir D. B. Jayatilleke Commemoration Lecture, Colombo, 1976]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this concise introductory lecture, the author bridges the languages of Buddhism and Western psychology to describe the range and function of human emotional states.}} (2007)
 +  :: "Spell of Narcissism and the Anatta Doctrine, The" in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel202|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 3, Egolessness]] (BPS WH 202; 1984)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​dewaraja|Dewaraja,​ Lorna Srimathie]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​dewaraja/​wheel280_en.html|Position of Women in Buddhism, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An exploration of the contribution that the Buddhist teachings have had in improving the social standing of women in largely male-dominated Asian culture.}} (1994)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​dhammananda|Dhammananda,​ Ven. K. Sri]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​dhammananda/​marriage_en.html|Happy Married Life, A: A Buddhist Perspective]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Practicing Buddhists living as married householders face countless challenges in their day-to-day lives with their partners: What responsibilities does one have to one&#​039;​s spouse and children? How can sexuality be reconciled with the Buddha&#​039;​s ...}} (2005)
 +
 +  ? [[en:​lib:​authors:​dhammayut:​index|Dhammayut Order in the United States of America]]
 +  :: Chanting Guide, A {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The complete text, in both Pali and English, of the chants used by laypeople and monastics alike at Buddhist monasteries of the Thai forest tradition (Dhammayut sect). This extensive collection includes: a guide to pronunciation;​ the daily (morning and ... (HTML not available)}} (2013) {{lib/​authors/​dhammayut/​chanting_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (205pp./​0.7MB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​dhammika|Dhammika,​ Ven. Shravasti]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​dhammika/​wheel386_en.html|Edicts of King Asoka, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Translations of a number of the edicts carved in pillars and rocks by the great Buddhist Indian King Asoka during the 3rd century BCE. (See also That the True Dhamma Might Last a Long Time: Readings Selected by King Asoka, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, ed.).}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​dhammika/​wheel342_en.html|Gemstones of the Good Dhamma: Saddhamma-maniratana]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A fine collection of short verses from the suttas, arranged according to subject matter. Students whose only familiarity with Buddhist verse comes from reading the ever-popular Dhammapada will find in this collection some inspiring and rewarding new ...}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​dhammika/​wheel360_en.html|Matrceta'​s Hymn to the Buddha: An English Rendering of the Satapa&​ntilde;​casatka]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Translation from Sanskrit of a beautiful 1st century Indian devotional poem on the virtues of the Buddha.}} (1995)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​dune|Dune,​ Phra Ajaan]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​dune/​giftsheleft_en.html|Gifts He Left Behind: The Dhamma Legacy of Ajaan Dune Atulo]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A collection of short anecdotes and quotations from Ajaan Dune, as recalled by one of his long-time monastic comrades. Ajaan Dune&#​039;​s straightforward words are rich with deceptively simple insights that reflect a profound grasp of Dhamma. His unique ...}} (2005) {{lib/​thai/​dune/​giftsheleft_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​0.9MB)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​ef>​EF</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​fawcett|Fawcett,​ Brian]]
 +  :: [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​bl014#​pride|The Mastery of Pride]] (BPS BL 14; 1962)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​figen|Figen,​ Dorothy]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​figen/​bl085_en.html|Beginning Insight Meditation: And Other Essays]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Four brief essays offering advice and encouragement to newcomers to meditation.}} (1995)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​fuang|Fuang,​ Phra Ajaan]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​fuang/​itself_en.html|Awareness Itself]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This book contains a delightful and inspiring collection of anecdotal stories retold by an American monk who lived under Ajaan Fuang&#​039;​s tutelage for the last decade of Ajaan Fuang&#​039;​s life. These anecdotes reveal a teaching style that adapted ...}} (1999) {{lib/​thai/​fuang/​itself_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​302KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​fuang/​listenwell_en.html|Listen Well: January 1984]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A beautiful outline of how meditation can be used to help take good care of this rare treasure we&#​039;​ve all been given: birth as a human being.}} (2001)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​fuang/​single_en.html|Single Mind, A: February 5, 1980]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Encouragement and ammunition for those who choose a life of celibacy.}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​fuang/​timeless_en.html|Timeless and True: July, 1978]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Encouragement and advice for people getting started in concentration practice.}} (1998)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​g>​G</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​gilbert|Gilbert,​ William]]
 +  :: "Soul and Substance"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel202|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 3, Egolessness]] (BPS WH 202; 1984)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​greenly|Greenly,​ Edward]]
 +  :: "​Physical and Biological Aspects of Anatta"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel202|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 3, Egolessness]] (BPS WH 202; 1984)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​gunaratana|Gunaratana,​ Henepola]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​gunaratana/​wheel351_en.html|Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This booklet, a condensed version of Bhante Gunaratana&#​039;​s treatise, "The Path of Serenity & Insight"​ (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass,​ 1985), outlines the role of jhana (meditative absorption) in Theravada Buddhist meditation. The author&#​039;​s ...}} (1995)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​gunaratna|Gunaratna,​ V.F.]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​gunaratna/​wheel102_en.html|Buddhist Reflections on Death]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An introduction to the practice of the recollection of death (marananussati) in meditation.}} (1994)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​guruge|Guruge,​ Ananda W.P.]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​guruge/​wheel419_en.html|Buddha'​s Encounters with Mara the Tempter, The: Their Representation in Literature and Art]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An exploration of various canonical and extra-canonical accounts of the Buddha&#​039;​s encounters with Mara, the symbolic embodiment of desire and death, in his role as the Tempter. By referring to later Sanskrit literature and Buddhist art, the author ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​guruge/​wheel419_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​172KB)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​h>​H</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​harris|Harris,​ Elizabeth J.]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​harris/​bl141_en.html|Detachment and Compassion in Early Buddhism]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The development of these twin emotions plays a central role in Buddhist practice. But are they truly compatible? How can one feel genuine compassion toward others while simultaneously remaining detached and "​aloof"​ from the world? Citing examples from ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​harris/​bl141_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​137KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​harris/​bl134_en.html|Journey into Buddhism, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Eight concise and articulate reflections on Buddhist life and practice that emerged from the author&#​039;​s own journey from Christianity into Buddhism. These short essays, which offer helpful insights for bridging the two faiths, were originally ...}} (2005)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​harris/​wheel392_en.html|Violence and Disruption in Society: A Study of the Early Buddhist Texts]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This essay explores the roots of violence in human society, and reveals how the Buddhist teachings of non-violence are just as applicable today as they were in the Buddha&#​039;​s day.}} (1994)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​hecker|Hecker,​ Hellmuth]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​hecker/​wheel273_en.html|Ananda:​ The Guardian of the Dhamma]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A biography in the BPS&#​039;​s "Lives of the Disciples"​ series. Of all the Buddha&#​039;​s disciples, his cousin Ananda was the one most often mentioned in the suttas. For 25 years Ananda served as the Buddha&#​039;​s personal attendant. He played a crucial ...}} (2006) {{lib/​authors/​hecker/​wheel273_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (56pp./​0.7MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​hecker/​wheel334_en.html|Anathapindika:​ The Great Benefactor]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A biography in the BPS&#​039;​s "Lives of the Disciples"​ series. Anathapindika was one of the Buddha&#​039;​s chief lay disciples and a generous patron of the monastic Sangha. A wealthy householder,​ Anathapindika discovered an even richer inner treasure when ...}} (2005)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​hecker/​wheel312_en.html|Angulimala:​ A Murderer'​s Road to Sainthood]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A biography in the BPS&#​039;​s "Lives of the Disciples"​ series. A brief biography of Angulimala, the notorious bandit who was transformed by the Dhamma and eventually became an arahant.}} (2007)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​hecker/​wheel292_en.html|Buddhist Women at the Time of The Buddha]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A biography in the BPS&#​039;​s "Lives of the Disciples"​ series. A collection of biographical sketches, including stories of Khema of Great Wisdom; Kisagotami, the mother with the dead child; Nanda, the Buddha&#​039;​s half-sister;​ and Patacara, the ...}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​hecker/​wheel345_en.html|Maha Kassapa: Father of the Sangha]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A biography in the BPS&#​039;​s "Lives of the Disciples"​ series. Biography of the Buddha&#​039;​s disciple best known for his meditative powers.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​hecker/​wheel263_en.html|Maha-Moggallana]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A biography in the BPS&#​039;​s "Lives of the Disciples"​ series. A biography of the Buddha&#​039;​s second chief disciple, whom the Buddha praised for his supranormal knowledge and psychic powers.}} (1994)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​horner|Horner,​ I.B.]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​horner/​bl130_en.html|Blessed One's City of Dhamma, The: From the Milindapa&​ntilde;​ha]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this excerpt from the Milindapa&​ntilde;​ha,​ Ven. Nagasena develops a magnificent series of similes to convince King Milinda that, even though the Buddha died long ago, his legacy lives on, unwavering.}} (2006) {{lib/​authors/​horner/​bl130_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​233KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​horner/​wheel030_en.html|Women in Early Buddhist Literature: A Talk to the All-Ceylon Buddhist Women'​s Association]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ One of the 20th century&#​039;​s great Pali scholars explores the social and spiritual lives of women in India during the time of the Buddha. Drawing on numerous passages from the suttas, she argues that, despite their traditional domestic roles, women ...}} (2006) {{lib/​authors/​horner/​wheel030_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​268KB)
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 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​i>​I</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​ireland|Ireland,​ John D.]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​ireland/​wheel082_en.html|Discourse Collection, The: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipata]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A fine sampler of short suttas from the Sutta Nipata, spanning a wide range of topics, including: good conduct and bad, the Buddha&#​039;​s battle with Mara, cultivation of right view, the simile of the boat, etc. Some are formal sermons, some take the ...}} (1995)
 +  :: [[tipitaka/​kn/​iti/​iti.intro.irel_en.html|Itivuttaka:​ The Buddha'​s Sayings]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ [not available]}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​ireland/​wheel107_en.html|Samyutta Nikaya: An Anthology]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This anthology of seventy-eight suttas from the Samyutta Nikaya provides a good introductory taste of one of the richest books in the Pali canon. It is the first in the Buddhist Publication Society&#​039;​s three-part series of Samyutta anthologies ...}} (2006) {{lib/​authors/​ireland/​wheel107_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​0.7MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​ireland/​wheel417_en.html|Vangisa:​ An Early Buddhist Poet]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The final section of the Theragatha of the Khuddaka Nikaya contains fifteen poems composed by Venerable Vangisa, the monk whom the Buddha had designated as his foremost disciple in the composition of spontaneous verse. The subject of these poems ranges ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​ireland/​wheel417_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​187KB)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​j>​J</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​jackson|Jackson,​ Natasha]]
 +  :: "​[[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel170#​neglected|Unselfish Joy: A Neglected Virtue]]"​ (in BPS WH 170; 1983)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​jayasili|Jayasili (Jacquetta Gomes)]]
 +  :: Introducing Buddhism {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Originally published in 1988 to accompany the London Buddhist Society&#​039;​s Introducing Buddhism course, this book provides an outline of the history and basic teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Also includes a bibliography and glossary of Pali terms. (HTML not available)}} (2011) {{lib/​authors/​various/​introducing_buddhism_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (28pp./​222KB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​jones|Jones,​ Ken]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​jones/​wheel285_en.html|Buddhism and Social Action: An Exploration]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Must one "set one&#​039;​s own house in order" first before working to address the ills of society in a meaningful way? Can social activism be a genuine support for self-transformation?​ What would a truly "​Buddhist"​ form of social action look like? This ...}} (1995)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​jootla|Jootla,​ Susan Elbaum]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​jootla/​wheel349_en.html|Inspiration from Enlightened Nuns]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An invitation and introduction to the Therigatha (Verses of the Elder Nuns), whose stories it contains are widely regarded as among the most moving and inspiring in the entire Pali canon.}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​jootla/​wheel301_en.html|Investigation for Insight]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An exploration of the teachings of dhammavicaya (investigation-of-dhammas),​ a key factor to be developed in the cultivation of insight.}} (1994)
 +  :: "The Practice of Giving,"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel367|Dana:​ The Practice of Giving]] (BPS WH 367; 1990)
 +  :: "Right Livelihood"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel294|Buddhist Layman, The]] (BPS WH 294; 1982)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​jootla/​bl133_en.html|Taste of the Holy Life, A: An Account of an International Ordination in Myanmar]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An account of a 1994 ceremony in which fifty men ordained as bhikkhus (monks) at the International Meditation Centre in Yangon, Myanmar (Rangoon, Burma).}} (2005)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​jootla/​wheel414_en.html|Teacher of the Devas]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This lively book explores the important role played by the devas (divine beings) in the Pali suttas, with particular emphasis on the Buddha&#​039;​s role as their teacher.}} (1999)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​k>​K</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​kariyawasam|Kariyawasam,​ A.G.S]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​kariyawasam/​wheel402_en.html|Buddhist Ceremonies and Rituals of Sri Lanka]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This booklet provides a concise survey of the cermonies and rituals that make up the popular Buddhism of Sri Lanka, the ancient stronghold of Theravada Buddhism. The author discusses such Buddhist rites as the Refuges and Precepts, devotional worship, ...}} (1996)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​karunadasa|Karunadasa,​ Y.]]
 +  :: "​Aniccam:​ The Buddhist Doctrine of Anicca (Impermanence)"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel186|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 1, Impermanence]] (BPS WH 186; 1981)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​karunaratna|Suvimalee Karunaratna]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​karunaratna/​bl140_en.html|Healing of the Bull, The: A Story]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this tale from Karunaratna&#​039;​s series of stories to be read aloud to young children, we meet a bull, crippled with anger and bitterness for the years of mistreatment he suffered at the hands of his masters. Kapuri the she-elephant and the wise ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​karunaratna/​bl140_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​239KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​karunaratna/​bl125_en.html|Prisoners of Karma: A Story]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this tale from Karunaratna&#​039;​s series of stories to be read aloud to young children, we meet a caged peacock who pines for the carefree days when he lived freely in the wilds. Thanks to the advice of Kapuri the she-elephant and the wise tortoise, ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​karunaratna/​bl125_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​106KB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​kawasaki|Kawasaki,​ Ken & Visakha]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​kawasaki/​bl135_en.html|Jataka Tales of the Buddha: Part I]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Four Jataka Tales: Apannaka Jataka (Crossing the Wilderness; Jat 1), Serivavanija Jataka (The Traders of Seriva; Jat 3), Matakabhatta Jataka (The Goat that Laughed and Wept; Jat 18), and Kuhaka Jataka (The Straw Worth More Than Gold; Jat 89).}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​kawasaki/​bl138_en.html|Jataka Tales of the Buddha: Part II]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Three Jataka tales: Illisa Jataka (The Miserly Treasurer; Jat 78), Kalakanni Jataka (What&#​039;​s in a name?; Jat 83), and Mahasara Jataka (The Queen&#​039;​s Necklace; Jat 92).}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​kawasaki/​bl142_en.html|Jataka Tales of the Buddha: Part III]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Four Jataka tales: Kumbha Jataka (The Fifth Precept; Jat 512), Silanisamsa Jataka (A Good Friend; Jat 190), Duddubha Jataka (The Sound the Hare Heard; Jat 322), and Mahakapi Jataka (The Great Monkey King; Jat 407).}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​kawasaki/​bl144_en.html|Jataka Tales of the Buddha: Part IV]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Three Jataka tales: Mahasupina Jataka (The Sixteen Dreams; Jat 77), Manicora Jataka (The Virtuous Wife; Jat 194), and Dabbhapuppha Jataka (The Jackal&#​039;​s Judgment; Jat 400).}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​kawasaki/​bl144_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​158KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​kawasaki/​bl158_en.html|Jataka Tales of the Buddha: Part V]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Four Jataka tales: Nalapana Jataka (The Case of the Hollow Canes; Jat 20), Vattaka Jataka (The Baby Quail; Jat 35), Pa&​ntilde;​cavudha Jataka (Prince Five-weapons;​ Jat 55), and Alinacitta Jataka (The Elephant Who Saved a Kingdom; Jat 156).}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​kawasaki/​bl158_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​146KB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​kee|Kee Nanayon, Upasika (K. Khao-suan-luang)]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​kee/​condensed_en.html|Breath Meditation Condensed]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this short talk, Upasika Kee outlines in clear and simple terms the path of breath meditation, and describes how to put the classical teaching of breath meditation (Anapanasati Sutta) into immediate practice.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​kee/​directions_en.html|Directions for Insight: Six Dhamma Talks on Centering the Mind in Non-attachment]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Six talks on meditation practice. This collection has also been published under the title Directing to Self-penetration. (Note: four of these talks have also been re-translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu and published in Going Against the Flow ...}} (1996)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​kee/​theflow_en.html|Going Against the Flow]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ These are new translations from the original Thai of four talks delivered by Kee Nanayon in 1970. Earlier translations of these talks have been published many times previously, under the titles Directing to Self-penetration and Directions for Insight. (...}} (1996)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​kee/​gooddose_en.html|Good Dose of Dhamma, A: For Meditators When They Are Ill]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ For best results, read this before you fall ill.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​kee/​inward_en.html|Looking Inward]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This collection of thirteen short talks covers many aspects of meditation and Dhamma, and includes a concise introduction to meditation practice to whet the appetite of beginners.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​kee/​pureandsimple_en.html|Pure & Simple]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A collection of short excerpts from talks that were originally printed in Thailand in 1973, in honor of Upasika Kee&#​039;​s 72nd birthday. This sampler nicely sketches an outline of her teachings on meditation and on the development of a mind free from ...}} (2003)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​kee/​readmind_en.html|Reading the Mind]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Nine short excerpts from talks, concerning the development of skillfulness in reading and training one&#​039;​s own mind.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​kee/​stoplook_en.html|Stop,​ Look, and Let Go: July 28, 1965]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A talk covering a variety of topics, all concerning the need for being observant in watching over the mind. Memorable quote: "​People who are intelligent and discerning prefer criticism to praise. Stupid people prefer praise to criticism."​.}} (1999)
 +  :: [[en:​lib:​thai:​kee:​index#​knowing|Unentangled Knowing, An: The Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Lay Woman]] (1998)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​kelly|Kelly,​ John]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​kelly/​warder-key/​index_en.html|Answer Key to Warder'​s '​Introduction to Pali': Exercises 1-21]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Answers to exercises 1-21 of A.K. Warder&#​039;​s classic Pali language textbook, Introduction to Pali (3rdedition) (Oxford: Pali Text Society, 1991).}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​kelly/​warder-key_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​1.1MB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​khamdee|Khamdee,​ Phra Ajaan]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​khamdee/​yourown_en.html|Making the Dhamma Your Own: Teachings of Phra Ajaan Khamdee Pabhaso]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A collection of short passages excerpted from talks printed in a book distributed at Ajaan Khamdee&#​039;​s funeral in 1985.}} (1999)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​khantipalo|Khantipalo,​ Bhikkhu]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​khantipalo/​wheel271_en.html|Bag of Bones: A Miscellany on the Body]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ One of the most deeply rooted deceptions in the mind is its tendency to identify the body as "​self."​ Recognizing that this seductive but distorted view of reality can be a stubborn impediment to progress in the Dhamma, the Buddha taught his students some ...}} (2006) {{lib/​authors/​khantipalo/​wheel271_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​0.5MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​khantipalo/​wheel073_en.html|Blessings of Pindapata, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Pindapata is the ancient ascetic practice by which Theravadan monks and nuns walk from house to house, accepting whatever offerings of food are placed in their bowls by laypeople. This essay describes a typical alms-round in lively detail and explores ...}} (2006) {{lib/​authors/​khantipalo/​wheel073_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (24pp./​300KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​khantipalo/​wheel130_en.html|Buddhist Monk's Discipline, The: Some Points Explained for Laypeople]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This is a useful introductory guide for laypeople who wish to understand how they can be supportive to monks, whether during a visit to a monastery or when a monk comes to stay in one&#​039;​s home. Includes an overview of the monks&#​039;​ training rules ...}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​khantipalo/​wheel243_en.html|Forest Meditations:​ The Verses of the Arahant Talaputa Thera]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ These eloquent verses, from the Theragatha, chronicle the many "​conversations"​ that Venerable Talaputa, a former actor and contemporary of the Buddha, had with his own mind during the course of his practice. As these verses reveal, while he was still a ...}} (1996)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​khantipalo/​wheel206_en.html|Lay Buddhist Practice: The Shrine Room, Uposatha Day, Rains Residence]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A helpful practical manual for lay Buddhists covering devotional practice (bowing, setting up a shrine room, etc.), uposatha day observances,​ lay precepts, and basic meditation techniques.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​khantipalo/​wheel116_en.html|Practical Advice for Meditators]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Introductory text to meditation practice at home, in daily life, and on retreat. Also discusses the cultivation of the divine abidings (brahma-vihara) and the perfections (parami), as well as some of the possible pitfalls of meditation practice.}} (1995)
 +  :: "Walk in the Woods, A" in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel186|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 1, Impermanence]] (BPS WH 186; 1981)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​khantipalo/​wheel147_en.html|Wheel of Birth and Death, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A vivid and detailed commentary and interpretation of early Buddhist paintings that depict the Wheel of Samsara (death and rebirth).}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​khantipalo/​wheel083_en.html|With Robes and Bowl: Glimpses of the Thudong Bhikkhu Life]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A compelling introduction to the way of life for a meditating forest monk in Thailand.}} (1994)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​khema|Khema,​ Ayya]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​khema/​allofus_en.html|All of Us: Beset by birth, decay, and death]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Twelve Dhamma talks on practice, given on Parappuduwa Nun&#​039;​s Island, Sri Lanka.}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​khema/​herenow_en.html|(To Be Seen) Here and Now: Ten Dhamma Talks]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Ten Dhamma talks from a meditation retreat at Pelmadulla Bhikkhu Training Centre, Sri Lanka.}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​khema/​bl095_en.html|Meditating on No-Self: A Dhamma Talk (Edited for //Bodhi Leaves//)]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An exploration of the Buddhist notion of anatta -- "​not-self."​.}} (1994)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​khin|Khin,​ U Ba]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​khin/​wheel231_en.html|Essentials of Buddha Dhamma in Meditative Practice, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An outline of the vipassana meditation practice as taught by U Ba Khin, S.N. Goenka, etc.}} (1995)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​knight|Knight,​ C.F]]
 +  :: "​[[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel170#​mudita|Mudita]]"​ (in BPS WH 170; 1983)
 +  :: "​Search for a Self or Soul, The" in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel202|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 3, Egolessness]] (BPS WH 202; 1984)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​kusalasaya|Kusalasaya,​ Karuna]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​kusalasaya/​wheel085_en.html|Buddhism in Thailand: Its Past and Its Present]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A brief sketch of the history Thai Buddhism. A little dated (it was written in 1965), but still useful for getting a quick overview of key events.}} (2006) {{lib/​authors/​kusalasaya/​wheel085_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​315KB)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​l>​L</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​ledi|Ledi Sayadaw]]
 +  :: "The Advantages of Realizing the Doctrine of Anatta"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel202|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 3, Egolessness]] (BPS WH 202; 1984)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​lee|Lee,​ Phra Ajaan]]
 +  :: Books:
 +<dl>
 +<​dd>​Autobiography of Phra Ajaan Lee, The {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A fascinating account of Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s life, which he dictated from his hospital bed a year before his death. Highlights include: Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s retelling of a long and elaborate fantasy he had as a young monk that erased, once and for all, any ... (HTML not available)}} (2012) {{lib/​thai/​lee/​leeauto_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (94pp./​0.7MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​themes_en.html|Basic Themes]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This essay primarily concerns the practice of breath meditation, and provides valuable advice on responding skillfully to the pitfalls that may be encountered along the way. The Prologue and Introduction to the essay include handy summaries of many key ...}} (1995) {{lib/​thai/​lee/​themes_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (182pp./​7.3MB)
 +  :: Craft of the Heart, The {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s first book, with teachings spanning the full range of Dhamma practice, from the five precepts to the attainment of total liberation. This book is a rich source of instruction suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners,​ alike; take ... (HTML not available)}} (2012) {{lib/​thai/​lee/​craft_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (109pp./​0.7MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​divinemantra_en.html|Divine Mantra, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Ajaan Lee explains the significance of the "​Divine Mantra"​ -- six Pali passages concerning the elements (dhatu: wind, fire, water, earth, space, and consciousness) that he recommended that his students commit to memory and chant regularly.}} (2006) {{lib/​thai/​lee/​divinemantra_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​118KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​duties_en.html|Duties of the Sangha]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ During the rains retreat of 1960 -- his last -- Ajaan Lee gave this exhortation to the monks and novices, calling on them to fulfill their duties as monastics. While acknowledging that the Thai ecclesiastical system spells out specific practical monastic ...}} (1995) {{lib/​thai/​lee/​duties_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (25pp./​223KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​eyeof_en.html|Eye of Discernment,​ The: An Anthology from the Teachings]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This anthology serves as an excellent starting point for newcomers to Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s teachings.}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​frames_en.html|Frames of Reference]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s classic introduction to the four foundations of mindfulness from the perspective of breath meditation.}} (2011) {{lib/​thai/​lee/​frames_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (36pp./​174KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​handbook_en.html|Handbook for the Relief of Suffering: Three Essays]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Three short essays on practice composed during Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s hospital stay about a year before his death. They were intended as food for thought for hospital patients to ponder while undergoing treatment, but are equally inspiring to those of us who ...}} (1995) {{lib/​thai/​lee/​handbook_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (12pp./​89KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​inmind_en.html|Keeping the Breath in Mind: and Lessons in Samadhi]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A complete handbook for breath meditators, full of detailed practical instructions for the development of concentration and insight.}} (2000) {{lib/​thai/​lee/​inmind_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​240KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​pathtopeace_en.html|Path to Peace and Freedom for the Mind, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This essay offers a detailed analysis of the Eightfold Path, with practical applications to breath meditation. (Originally published with Basic Themes.).}} (1995) {{lib/​thai/​lee/​pathtopeace_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (36pp./​309KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​refawake_en.html|Refuge in Awakening, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This is Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s last recorded sermon, dictated shortly before his death in April, 1961. Here Ajaan Lee teaches the importance of making the Dhamma -- and oneself -- one&#​039;​s refuge by practicing mindfulness of the four frames of reference.}} (1998) {{lib/​thai/​lee/​refawake_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​109KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​triplegem_en.html|What is the Triple Gem?]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Here Ajaan Lee discusses the nature of the Triple Gem and explores in detail how going for refuge serves to develop the factors in the heart that are necessary for Awakening. (Originally published with Basic Themes.).}} (1994) {{lib/​thai/​lee/​triplegem_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (37pp./​311KB)
 +
 +</dl>
 +  :: Talks:
 +<dl>
 +<​dd>​[[lib/​thai/​lee/​consciousnesses_en.html|Consciousnesses]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This talk, given in the last year of Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s life, is one of the nine for which we have transcripts from the tapes -- and one of the four for which the tapes are still extant. It&#​039;​s a very unusual talk, showing his distinctive humor and ...}} (1997)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​ocean_en.html|Crossing the Ocean of Life: //May 19, 1960//]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A talk given the last day of the celebration of the new ordination hall at Wat Asokaram. This was the last talk that Ajaan Lee gave to his assembled students, supporters, and friends.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​demons_en.html|Demons of Defilement, The: (Kilesa Mara)]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Ajaan Lee explains how the secret of developing wisdom lies in learning to use our defilements to our advantage. "An outstanding person,"​ says Ajaan Lee, "takes bad things and makes them good."​.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​everyone_en.html|Dhamma for Everyone: //October 5, 1960//]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this short talk Ajaan Lee offers some very basic guidelines for laypeople and monastics, alike, on how to live correctly in line with the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings. The framework for the talk is the Ovada-patimokkha Gatha, a short verse traditionally ...}} (2003)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​foodthought_en.html|Food for Thought]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ These are short (2 or 3 page) excerpts from Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s talks, offering introductory reflections on the ultimate meaning and worth of Buddhist practice.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​strength_en.html|Inner Strength: Sixteen Talks]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ These sixteen short pieces were reconstructed from notes taken by a lay disciple who attended Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s talks. Most deal with some particular aspect of breath meditation, some deal with the underlying values of practice, and all offer valuable ...}} (1998) {{lib/​thai/​lee/​strength_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​0.7MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​knowledge_en.html|Knowledge]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This was transcribed from one of Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s few tape recorded talks, delivered six months before he passed away, and covers the eight classical forms of knowledge and skill (vijja) that come from the practice of concentration. This is vintage Ajaan ...}} (1997)
 +  :: Lessons in Samadhi &mdash; see [[en:​lib:​thai:​lee:​inmind|Keeping the Breath in Mind & Lessons in Samadhi]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​loyalty_en.html|Loyalty to Your Meditation: //October 22, 1958//]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Ajaan Lee tells two pointed and poignant stories to drive home the importance of sticking to your chosen meditation object during meditation.}} (2001)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​goodwill_en.html|Power of Good Will, The: //October 21, 1958//]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ How a king can make peace with his enemies and bring peace to his kingdom. In this brief talk Ajaan Lee retells an old story that illustrates the power of goodness that ensues from the practice of metta (good will or loving-kindness).}} (2003)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​goodness_en.html|Power of Goodness, The: //Wat Asokaram, October 4, 1960//]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Dhamma practice is all about cultivating one&#​039;​s inner goodness. In this handful of memorable stories, Ajaan Lee reminds us to seize every available opportunity to develop that inner wealth. Although we may not see the results right away, we should ...}} (2004)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​shelter_en.html|Shelter:​ September 28, 1958]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this short (and occasionally hilarious) talk, Ajaan Lee offers some encouraging advice on how to turn the mind into a dwelling that&#​039;​s truly worth living in. Reconstructed from notes of a talk given on September 28 1958.}} (2000)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​skillof_en.html|Skill of Release, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A fascinating and wide-ranging collection of short talks and fragments of talks given by Ajaan Lee to his disciples. Many of these talks have never before appeared in English translation. These passages span the full territory of meditation practice -- ...}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​startsmall_en.html|Starting Out Small: A Collection of Talks for Beginning Meditators]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This collection of fourteen short talks provides an excellent introduction to Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s approach to breath meditation. While the talks make for great reading, they make for even better listening. If you meditate with a group of friends, try ...}} (2000)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​startsmall2_en.html|Starting Out Small: A Collection of Talks for Beginning Meditators (Portfolio 2)]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ These seven short introductory talks, like those in the earlier anthology Starting Out Small, are perhaps best put to use when read aloud at the beginning of a meditation period (each takes no more than a few minutes to read). Ajaan Lee&#​039;​s ...}} (2003)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​startsmall3_en.html|Starting Out Small: A Collection of Talks for Beginning Meditators (Portfolio 3)]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Three more talks from the "​Starting out Small" series: "The Essence of Merit",​ "​Intent",​ and "The Fresh Flavor of Dhamma."​.}} (2005)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​lee/​visakha_en.html|Visakha Puja]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A talk given at Wat Asokaram in 1956 on Visakha Puja, the observance day that commemorates the birth, Awakening, and final passing away of the Buddha.}} (1998)
 +
 +</dl>
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​lewis|Lewis,​ G.N.]]
 +  :: "​Self"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel202|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 3, Egolessness]] (BPS WH 202; 1984)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​m>​M</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​mahasi|Mahasi Sayadaw]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​mahasi/​progress_en.html|Progress of Insight, The: (Visuddhi&​ntilde;​ana-katha)]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, the late Burmese meditation master, helped to spearhead the modern popular revival of satipatthana (mindfulness) meditation. Having combined extensive knowledge of the Buddhist scriptures with practical experience, he organized ...}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​mahasi/​wheel370_en.html|Satipatthana Vipassana]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An introduction of the basic principles involved in the practice of insight meditation, as taught in the Burmese Mahasi school of meditation, developed by the author.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​mahasi/​wheel298_en.html|Thoughts on the Dhamma]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This collection of short excerpts from Dhamma talks by Mahasi Sayadaw sketches in broad strokes the essence of his teachings. Topics covered include the nature of the five aggregates (khandha), the role of virtue (sila), the relationship between ...}} (2005)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​medhanandi|Medhanandi,​ Ayya]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​medhanandi/​foodofkindness_en.html|Food of Kindness, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A Theravada bhikkhuni reflects on the joys and hardships of the daily pindapat (alms-round). By this ancient monastic tradition the spiritual mendicant -- the "true beggar"​ -- receives nourishment from the tangible generosity of others, while at the same ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​medhanandi/​foodofkindness_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​258KB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​mendis|Mendis,​ N.K.G.]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​mendis/​wheel322_en.html|Abhidhamma in Practice, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This small book offers a concise introduction to Abhidhamma philosophy. The author introduces all the major concepts of Abhidhamma (the cittas and cetasikas, rupa, the 24 modes of conditionality,​ etc.), interspersing the abstract technical details with ...}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​mendis/​wheel268_en.html|On the No-self Characteristic:​ The Anatta-lakkhana Sutta]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A helpful overview and introduction to the Buddha&#​039;​s second discourse, in which the Buddha first expounds the pivotal idea of not-self (anatta). This sutta also illustrates the Buddha&#​039;​s consummate skill as teacher: by the end of the discourse, ...}} (2007)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​mun|Mun,​ Phra Ajaan]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​mun/​ballad_en.html|Ballad of Liberation from the Khandhas, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This poem, composed sometime in the 1930&#​039;​s,​ is one of the few known written teachings left to us by Ajaan Mun.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​mun/​everpresent_en.html|Ever-present Truth, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Eight short fragments drawn from Ajaan Mun&#​039;​s sermons given during the last two years of his life. These fragments were originally appended to the book A Heart Released as part of a commemorative volume distributed at Phra Ajaan Mun&#​039;​s cremation ...}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​mun/​released_en.html|Heart Released, A: The Teachings of Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Thera]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Seventeen excerpts from Dhamma teachings delivered by Ajaan Mun in 1944-45.}} (1995)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​n>​N</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​nanananda|&​Ntilde;​anananda,​ Bhikkhu]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nanananda/​wheel188_en.html|Ideal Solitude: An Exposition on the Bhaddekaratta Sutta]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In the Bhaddekaratta Sutta (MN 131) the Buddha presents a magnificently concise statement of the life-and-death importance of keeping one&#​039;​s attention firmly rooted in the present moment. Despite the sutta&#​039;​s overall clarity and brilliance, the ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​nanananda/​wheel188_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​385KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nanananda/​wheel183_en.html|Samyutta Nikaya: An Anthology]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An anthology of 27 important suttas from the Samyutta Nikaya, accompanied by detailed annotation and commentary. This is the second in the Buddhist Publication Society&#​039;​s three-part series of Samyutta anthologies published as Wheels.}} (2007) ​  </​dd>​
 +<​dt>​Nanayon,​ Upasika Kee &mdash; see [[#kee|Kee Nanayon, Upasika]]</​dt>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​nanamoli|&​Ntilde;​anamoli Thera]]
 +  :: "​Anatta According to Theravada"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel202|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 3, Egolessness]] (BPS WH 202; 1984)
 +  :: "​Anicca (Impermanence) According to Theravada"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel186|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 1, Impermanence]] (BPS WH 186; 1981)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nanamoli/​wheel248_en.html|Buddha'​s Words on Kamma, The: Four Discourses of the Buddha from the Majjhima Nikaya]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Translations of four key suttas from the Majjhima Nikaya concerning volitional action (kamma).}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nanamoli/​wheel377_en.html|Discourse on Right View, The: The Sammaditthi Sutta and its Commentary]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Translation of the Sammaditthi Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya 9) and its Commentary. This discourse by Ven. Sariputta explains many aspects of kamma, the Four Noble Truths, and dependent arising.}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nanamoli/​wheel390_en.html|Lion'​s Roar, The: Two Discourses of the Buddha]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The Shorter Discourse on the Lion&#​039;​s Roar (MN 11) deals with the delicate question of whether different spiritual paths all lead to the same ultimate goal. If not, the question arises of defining the critical line that distinguishes them, and it is ...}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nanamoli/​wheel007_en.html|Practice of Loving-Kindness (Metta), The: As Taught by the Buddha in the Pali Canon]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An anthology of readings from the Pali suttas on the subject of loving-kindness (metta).}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nanamoli/​wheel017_en.html|Three Cardinal Discourses of the Buddha]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Translations of three essential suttas from the Pali canon: the first sermon (Dhammacakkappavattana sutta), the Discourse on Not-self (Anattalakkhana sutta), and the Fire Sermon (Adittapariyaya sutta). With Introduction and extensive notes.}} (1995)
 +  :: Visuddhimagga &mdash; The Path of Purification:​ The Classic Manual of Buddhist Doctrine and Meditation (Third revised online edition) {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ "The Visuddhimagga is the &#​039;​great treatise&#​039;​ of Theravada Buddhism, an encyclopedic manual of Buddhist doctrine and meditation written in the fifth century by the great Buddhist commentator,​ Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa. The author&#​039;​s intention ... (HTML not available)}} (2011) {{lib/​authors/​nanamoli/​PathofPurification2011_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (853pp./​2.7MB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​nyanasamvara|&​Ntilde;​anasamvara,​ Somdet Phra (Venerable Suvaddhano Bhikkhu, HH the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand)]]
 +  :: [[en:​lib:​authors:​nyanasamvara:​index#​gawarens|Guide to Awareness, A: Dhamma Talks on the Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta)]] (1997)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​nanajivako|&​Ntilde;​anajivako,​ Bhikkhu]]
 +  :: "​Aniccam:​ The Buddhist Theory of Impermanence"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel186|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 1, Impermanence]] (BPS WH 186; 1981)
 +
 +  ? [[en:​lib:​authors:​index#​nanavara|&​Ntilde;​anavara Thera (Somdet Phra Buddhaghosacariya)]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nanavara/​uposatha_en.html|Uposatha Sila: The Eight-Precept Observance]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Questions and answers concerning the observance of Uposatha days -- special days for laypeople and monastics alike that follow a lunar calendar and call for renewed commitment to Dhamma practice.}} (1996)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​narada|Narada Thera]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​narada/​nutshell_en.html|Buddhism in a Nutshell]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An excellent introductory overview of the fundamental principles of Buddhist doctrine. Topics covered include: the life of the Buddha, the Dhamma (Is it a philosophy? A religion? An ethical system?), the Four Noble Truths, the Law of Kamma, Rebirth, ...}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​narada/​wheel014_en.html|Everyman'​s Ethics: Four Discourses of the Buddha]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Four discourses by the Buddha that are of particular value to laypeople: the Sigalovada, Maha-mangala,​ Parabhava, and Vyagghapajja suttas.}} (1995)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​nararatana|Nararatana Rajamanit, Chao Khun (Tryk Dhammavitakko)]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​nararatana/​iridescence_en.html|Iridescence on the Water, An]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A synopsis of some very basic teachings given to lay visitors at Chao Khun Nararatana Rajamanit&#​039;​s monastery in Thailand. These teachings are especially suitable for young people.}} (1997)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​nyanaponika|Nyanaponika Thera]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel238_en.html|Anguttara Nikaya: The Discourse Collection in Numerical Order]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A collection of thirty-four suttas excerpted from the Anguttara Nikaya, with detailed notes and commentary.}} (2007)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​godidea_en.html|Buddhism and the God-idea]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Mystics from all the world&#​039;​s great religions have reported extraordinary meditative experiences that theists often attribute to the experience of God itself. But is it necessary to invoke the God-idea to explain these experiences?​ (This essay also ...}} (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel303_en.html|Contemplation of Feeling: The Discourse-Grouping on the Feelings]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An anthology of passages from the Samyutta Nikaya and other texts concerning the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings on vedana (feeling).}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​courageous_en.html|Courageous Faith]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A short reflection on the Buddhist view of faith (saddha). (This essay also appears in the book, The Vision of the Dhamma: Buddhist Writings of Nyanaponika Thera, (Buddhist Publication Society, 2000), which is available from Pariyatti).}} (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​devotion_en.html|Devotion in Buddhism]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A short essay on the role of devotion in Buddhist practice. (This essay also appears in the book, The Vision of the Dhamma: Buddhist Writings of Nyanaponika Thera, (Buddhist Publication Society, 2000), which is available from Pariyatti).}} (2004)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel048_en.html|Discourse on the Snake Simile, The: Alagaddupama Sutta (MN 22)]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The Discourse on the Snake Simile (MN 22) contains important presentations of the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings on not-self and on the dangers of clinging to views. It also contains two of the Canon&#​039;​s most memorable similes: that of the raft, and that of ...}} (2006) {{lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel048_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​0.5MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel026_en.html|Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest, The: Selected Texts from the Pali Canon and the Commentaries]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An anthology of excerpts from the suttas and the Commentaries that address how to deal with the hindrances (sense desire, ill-will, sloth and torpor, restlessness and remorse, and doubt) when they arise in the mind.}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel105_en.html|Four Nutriments of Life, The: An Anthology of Buddhist Texts]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Among the Buddha&#​039;​s most profound teachings is his observation that, like our bodies, our minds demand food for survival. Like a starving person, the mind hungers for sense-impressions;​ it feeds on thoughts, memories, ideas, and dreams; it even ...}} (2006) {{lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel105_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​0.5MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel006_en.html|Four Sublime States, The: Contemplations on Love, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A series of short but illuminating reflections on the development of the four brahmavihara ("​sublime states"​ or "​divine abidings":​ love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity) and the role they play in meditative practice.}} (1994)
 +  :: "​[[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel170|Is Unselfish Joy Practicable?​]]"​ (in BPS WH 170; 1983)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​kammafruit_en.html|Kamma and its Fruit]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An exploration of the subtle nature of kamma, and of the ultimate importance of cultivating wholesome kammic actions so that we may arrive at liberation -- the final ending of kamma itself. (This essay also appears in the book, The Vision of the Dhamma: ...}} (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel090_en.html|Life of Sariputta, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A biography of the "​Marshal of the Dhamma,"​ the Buddha&#​039;​s chief disciple, whom the Buddha praised for his deep wisdom, humility, patience, and forbearance.}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel121_en.html|Power of Mindfulness,​ The: An Inquiry into the Scope of Bare Attention and the Principal Sources of its Strength]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An excellent overview of the powers of "bare attention"​ in mindfulness practice, organized in terms of four of its aspects: its capacity to "​name"​ experience with dispassion; its non-coercive attitude toward experience; its capacity to slow down the mind ...}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​bl034_en.html|Protection Through Satipatthana]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ How mindfulness practice can serve as a powerful means of protecting oneself and others from harm.}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​seeingthings_en.html|Seeing Things as They Are]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A short reflection on what it means to see things as they really are -- namely, in terms of the three characteristics of impermanence,​ suffering, and not-self. (This essay also appears in the book, The Vision of the Dhamma: Buddhist Writings of ...}} (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel061_en.html|Simile of the Cloth & The Discourse on Effacement, The: Two Discourses of the Buddha]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Translations of two important suttas (Majjhima Nikaya 7 and 8) on the purification of mind, with introductions and extensive notes.}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel076_en.html|Threefold Refuge, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An excellent introduction to the multilayered meaning of "going for refuge,"​ that crucial realignment of one&#​039;​s spiritual compass towards the highest Buddhist goal.}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​whyend_en.html|Why End Suffering?​]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this essay the author explores how the resolve to bring a skillful end to one&#​039;​s own suffering (dukkha) simultaneously works to diminish the suffering of others. (This essay also appears in the book, The Vision of the Dhamma: Buddhist Writings of ...}} (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanaponika/​wheel241_en.html|Worn-out Skin, The: Reflections on the Uraga Sutta]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Reflections on the Uraga Sutta, an ancient Buddhist poem that compares one who abandons unskillful qualities of mind to a snake that sheds its skin.}} (1994)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​nyanasatta|Nyanasatta Thera]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanasatta/​wheel019_en.html|Foundations of Mindfulness,​ The: Satipatthana Sutta]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A translation of the Satipatthana sutta (Majjhima Nikaya 10), with an Introduction and Notes. [Read another translation of this sutta].}} (1994)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​nyanatusita|Nyanatusita Thera]]
 +  :: [[en:​lib:​authors:​nyanatusita:​index#​pdf_pali_tables|Pali Verb Conjugation and Noun/​Pronoun Declension Tables]] (2005)</​dd>​
 +
 +<​dt>​Nyanasobhano,​ Bhikkhu &mdash; see [[#​price|Price,​ Leonard]]</​dt>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​nyanatiloka|Nyanatiloka Mahathera]]
 +  :: "​Egolessness"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel202|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 3, Egolessness]] (BPS WH 202; 1984)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​nyanatiloka/​wheel394_en.html|Fundamentals of Buddhism: Four Lectures]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this booklet one of the 20th century&#​039;​s great scholar-monks addresses some of the most fundamental but difficult issues in the correct understanding of the Buddha Dhamma. Bringing together his wide scholarship and practical experience with a gift ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​nyanatiloka/​wheel394_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​454KB)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​o>​O</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​oates|Oates,​ L.R.]]
 +  :: "​[[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel170#​implications|Nature and Implications of Mudita, The]]" (in BPS WH 170; 1983)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​ontl|Ontl,​ Petr Karel]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​ontl/​bl131_en.html|Of Mindsets and Monkeypots]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Three short essays on elementary Buddhist practice: "Of Mindsets and Monkeypots"​ (on letting go); "Does the Dhamma Still Hold True?" (on the relevance of Dhamma practice in the modern age); "In Search of Happiness"​ (on how to seek a true and lasting ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​ontl/​bl131_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​111KB)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​pq>​PQ</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​perera|Perera,​ H.R.]]
 +  :: "​[[en:​lib:​authors:​perera:​wheel100|Buddhism in Lanka Sri: A Short History]]"​ (WH 100; 1988)
 +
 +  ? Phut Thaniyo, Phra Ajaan
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​phut/​sao_en.html|Ajaan Sao's Teaching: A Reminiscence of Phra Ajaan Sao Kantasilo]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A rare glimpse into the teaching style of one of the founders of the Thai forest kammathana meditation tradition.}} (1997)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​piyadassi|Piyadassi Thera]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​piyadassi/​protection_en.html|Book of Protection, The: Paritta]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An ancient anthology of paritta (protection) suttas translated into English: discourses of the Buddha commonly recited for protection against fear, illness, and misfortune. An introductory essay explains the value of paritta recitation for physical and ...}} (1999)
 +  :: "Fact of Impermanence,​ The" in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel186|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 1, Impermanence]] (BPS WH 186; 1981)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​piyadassi/​wheel001_en.html|Seven Factors of Enlightenment,​ The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This essay offers an overview of the seven factors of enlightenment (satta bojjhanga), one of the Buddha&#​039;​s own lists of his most important teachings.}} (2006) {{lib/​authors/​piyadassi/​wheel001_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​308KB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​piyatissa|Piyatissa Thera]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​piyatissa/​bl068_en.html|Elimination of Anger, The: With two stories retold from the Buddhist texts]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An overview of the methods the Buddha taught to overcome anger.}} (1994)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​price|Price,​ Leonard (Nyanasobhano,​ Bhikkhu)]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​price/​bl102_en.html|Bhikkhu Tissa Dispels Some Doubts]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this delightful fictional dialogue, an earnest but perplexed newcomer to Buddhism brings his basic questions to the wise and patient monk Tissa. A good read for the newcomer or for the veteran meditator who wants a light-hearted back-to-basics pick-me-...}} (2005)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​price/​bl124_en.html|Nothing Higher to Live For: A Buddhist View of Romantic Love]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Romantic love, by its very nature, is inevitably entangled in unskillful states of mind. To whatever degree it springs from attachment, passion, or a hunger to fill one&#​039;​s own inner emptiness -- to that degree will it heap suffering upon all involved....}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​price/​bl124_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​178KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​price/​bl092_en.html|Radical Buddhism]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Four brief but penetrating reflections on Buddhist practice, by one particularly lively writer. A taste: "The fundamental teachings must not be neglected, lest we take to wearing our religion like warm slippers and doze into mediocrity."​.}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​price/​bl096_en.html|To the Cemetery and Back]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Two short essays: the first describes an imagined stroll through the cemetery, calling on us to reflect deeply on the nature of our lives, and on the urgency of Dhamma practice; the second reminds us that there is no point in waiting for an "​ideal"​ time ...}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​price/​wheel363_en.html|Two Dialogues on Dhamma]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Two more enjoyable dialogues between the fictional monk Tissa and newcomers to Buddhism. In the first story, Tissa helps a well-to-do carefree young man discover that there is, in fact, much more to life than chasing after short-lived pleasures. In the ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​price/​wheel363_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​262KB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​prince|Prince,​ T]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​prince/​bl036_en.html|Renunciation]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ On the essential role renunciation plays in Dhamma practice, for lay people and monastics, alike.}} (1996)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​r>​R</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​rosenberg|Rosenberg,​ larry]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​rosenberg/​righttoask_en.html|Right to Ask Questions, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Should we take the Buddha at his word? In this Dhamma talk the author explores the Buddha&#​039;​s admonition to put the Dhamma to the test in your own life, to challenge yourself to choose your actions with care and to learn from their results. "If you ...}} (2006)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​s>​S</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​sao|Sao Kantasilo, Phra Ajaan]]
 +  :: See [[en:​lib:​thai:​phut:​sao|Ajaan Sao's Teaching: A Reminiscence of Phra Ajaan Sao Kantasilo]] (Ajaan Phut Thaniyo; 1997)</​dd>​
 +
 +<​dt>​Sayadaw,​ Mahasi &mdash; see [[#​mahasi|Mahasi Sayadaw]]</​dt>​
 +
 +<​dt>​Sayadaw,​ Webu &mdash; see [[#​webu|Webu Sayadaw]]</​dt>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​silacara|Silacara,​ Bhikkhu]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​silacara/​youngpeoples_en.html|Young People'​s Life of the Buddha, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An account of the life of the Buddha in language that many young adults will find accessible. Although the book is probably too long for most children and it suffers from a few dense and dated passages, much of it brings the Buddha&#​039;​s life and times ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​silacara/​youngpeoples_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​1MB)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​silananda|Silananda,​ Sayadaw U]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​silananda/​bl137_en.html|Benefits of Walking Meditation, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A concise outline of the practice of walking meditation as it is taught in the contemporary Burmese satipatthana "​noting"​ tradition.}} (1996)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​sim|Sim,​ Phra Ajaan]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​sim/​simplyso_en.html|Dhamma Teachings of Looang Boo Sim Buddhacaro]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Two short talks on the practice of meditation: The first describes the use of the meditation-word "​Buddho"​ to develop mental tranquillity;​ the second reminds us of the urgency of meditation practice and offers advice on how to resist the mind&#​039;​s many ...}} (1995)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​siriwardhana|Siriwardhana,​ Eileen]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​siriwardhana/​bl093_en.html|Heart Awakened, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A series of introductory reflections on the roles of mudita (appreciative joy) and metta (loving-kindness) in Dhamma practice.}} (1995)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​soma|Soma Thera]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​soma/​wheel008_en.html|Kalama Sutta: The Buddha'​s Charter of Free Inquiry]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this famous and important discourse the Buddha sets forth a standard by which a seeker can evaluate any spiritual path. With preface and supplementary texts. (For an illuminating commentary on this sutta, see Bhikkhu Bodhi&#​039;​s essay, "A Look at the ...}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​soma/​wheel021_en.html|Removal of Distracting Thoughts, The: (Vitakka-Santhana Sutta)]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Translation of the Vitakkasanthana Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya 20) and its Commentary (the Papa&​ntilde;​casudani).}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​soma/​wayof_en.html|Way of Mindfulness,​ The: The Satipatthana Sutta and Its Commentary]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A translation of the Satipatthana Sutta, the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness,​ together with its classical commentaries. This handbook contains a wealth of essential source material for the practice of insight meditation.}} (1998)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​soma/​bl079_en.html|Words Leading to Disenchantment:​ and Samsara]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ These two short essays invite us to reflect constantly on the certainty of our own death and on the urgency of putting the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings into practice today, while we can still enjoy this precious human birth. For "truly it will be not long ...}} (2005)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​soni|Soni,​ Dr. R.L.]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​soni/​wheel254_en.html|Life'​s Highest Blessings: The Maha Mangala Sutta]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The Maha-mangala Sutta presents the Buddha&#​039;​s most fundamental teachings on how to find happiness in this very life. This book contains a translation of this important sutta, along with helpful notes, extensive commentary. Also includes the Pali text ...}} (2006)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​story|Story,​ Francis]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​story/​bl015_en.html|Buddhist Meditation]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An outline of the various forms of meditation found in Theravada Buddhism, and of their role in Buddhist practice.}} (1995)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​sumana|Sumana,​ Samanera]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​sumana/​wheel027_en.html|Going Forth: A Call to Buddhist Monkhood]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A compelling essay in which a remarkable novice monk reflects on the reasons for adopting the homeless life. The author was among the first Westerners to seek Theravada ordination. He was ordained in 1906 in Sri Lanka under the tutelage of Ven. ...}} (1995)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​suwat|Suwat Suvaco, Phra Ajaan]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​suwat/​blatant_en.html|Blatantly Clear in the Heart]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A short talk on the development of virtue, concentration,​ and discernment. Keep practicing until these qualities become clear in your own heart!}} (2001)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​suwat/​comprehend_en.html|To Comprehend Suffering]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Meditation isn&#​039;​t about "​getting"​ anything; it&#​039;​s about letting go. We can&#​039;​t let go of the darkness and delusion in our minds; it has to be dispersed by light -- the light of clear-seeing discernment that we cultivate through meditation.}} (2002)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​suwat/​disenchantment_en.html|Disenchantment]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A talk given at the start of a meditation session, in which Ajaan Suwat explains how to strenghten mindfulness and develop the disenchantment needed for discernment to arise. An excellent introduction to the contemplation of the 32 parts of the body.}} (2001)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​suwat/​fistful_en.html|Fistful of Sand, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ These Dhamma talks and question-and-answer sessions were recorded during a two-week meditation retreat he taught at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts in 1990. This event marked a rare opportunity for an elder Thai ajaan to speak ...}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​suwat/​homeformind_en.html|Home for the Mind, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Before you can really let go of the five aggregates (khandha) in meditation, you must build yourself a good home for the mind.}} (2002)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​suwat/​light_en.html|Light of Discernment,​ The: Meditation Instructions]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This anthology gathers together under one title seven short talks on the practice of meditation, in commemoration of the life of Ajaan Suwat. The anthology includes the following talks, each of which is available online individually:​ Blatantly Clear in ...}} (2002)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​suwat/​attitude_en.html|Right Attitude]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this short Dhamma talk, recorded in Thailand in 1991, Ajaan Suwat gives a concise summary of many essential points of meditation practice. This talk is remarkable in that it can serve equally well as a newcomer&#​039;​s introduction to meditation ...}} (2001)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​suwat/​concentration_en.html|Right Concentration]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The role of tranquillity meditation in building a foundation for the development of insight.}} (2001)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​suwat/​straightening_en.html|Straightening Out Your Views]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Why a meditator&#​039;​s first task is to begin to bring his or her beliefs in line with right view.}} (2002)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​suwat/​strategypeace_en.html|Strategy of a Peaceful Mind, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Viewing peace of mind as a skillful strategy helps the meditator settle the mind down into concentration. But its uses also extend to more advanced stages of meditation, by helping one disengage from all involvement with the aggregates, thereby bringing ...}} (2005)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​t>​T</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​thanissaro|Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)]]
 +  :: Books and sutta anthologies:​
 +<dl>
 +<​dd>​Buddhist Monastic Code I, The: The Patimokkha Training Rules Translated and Explained {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The 227 Patimokkha training rules, which are recorded in the Suttavibhanga (the first major section of the Vinaya Pitaka), affect every aspect of the daily life of the Theravada Buddhist bhikkhu (monk). The Patimokkha rules are presented here along with ... (HTML not available)}} (2013) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​bmc1_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (515pp./​3.1MB)
 +  :: Buddhist Monastic Code II, The: The Khandhaka Rules Translated and Explained {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Whereas the Patimokkha concerns the basic rules of Theravada Buddhist monastic life (see The Buddhist Monastic Code, Volume I), the Khandhaka (the second major section of the Vinaya Pitaka) concerns its customs, which are no less essential to monastic ... (HTML not available)}} (2013) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​bmc2_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (478pp./​2.8MB)
 +  :: [[tipitaka/​kn/​dhp/​index_en.html|Dhammapada:​ The Path of Dhamma]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ [not available]}} (2005)
 +  :: [[tipitaka/​vin/​sv/​bhikkhu-pati-intro_en.html|Introduction to the Patimokkha Rules]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ [not available]}} (1994)
 +  :: Head & Heart Together: Essays on the Buddhist Path {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Thirteen essays, including: &#​039;​The Lessons of Gratitude&#​039;,​ &#​039;​No Strings Attached&#​039;,​ &#​039;​The Power of Judgment&#​039;,​ &#​039;​Think like a Thief&#​039;,​ &#​039;​Strength Training for the Mind&#​039;,​ &#​039;​Mindfulness Defined&#​039;,​ &#​039;​The ... (HTML not available)}} (2011) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​headandheartbook_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​448KB)
 +  :: [[tipitaka/​kn/​iti/​iti.intro.than_en.html|Itivuttaka:​ This Was Said by the Buddha]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ [not available]}} (2001) {{tipitaka/​kn/​iti/​iti-than_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (88pp./​333KB)
 +  :: [[en:​lib:​authors:​thanissaro:​index#​karmaquestions|Karma of Questions, The]] (2002)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​meditations_en.html|Meditations 1: Forty Dhamma Talks]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ These short talks on meditation practice were given by Ajaan Geoff (Thanissaro Bhikkhu) during the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery (California). Using breath meditation as the principal point of reference, these talks address a wide ...}} (2003)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​meditations2_en.html|Meditations 2: Dhamma Talks]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ More Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery. This book is highly recommended.}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​meditations3_en.html|Meditations 3: Dhamma Talks]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ More Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery. This book is highly recommended.}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​meditations4_en.html|Meditations 4: Dhamma Talks]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ More Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery. This book is highly recommended.}} (2010)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​meditations5_en.html|Meditations 5: Dhamma Talks]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ More Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery.}} (2011)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​likefire/​index_en.html|Mind Like Fire Unbound: An Image in the Early Buddhist Discourses (Fourth Edition)]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Early Buddhism borrowed two of its central terms from the workings of fire. Upadana, or clinging, originally referred to the fuel that kept fire burning; nibbana, the name of the goal, to a fire&#​039;​s going out. This is the first book to examine these ...}} (1999) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​likefire_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (97pp./​0.6MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​noblestrategy_en.html|Noble Strategy: Essays on the Buddhist Path]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A collection of essays concerning the Buddhist path of practice. The essays, which are available online individually,​ include:​ "​Affirming the Truths of the Heart",​ "​Karma",​ "​The Road to Nirvana Is Paved with Skillful Intentions",​ "​The Healing Power of ...}} (2011) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​noblestrategy_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​205KB)
 +  :: Paradox of Becoming, The {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The Buddha&#​039;​s second Noble Truth states that the cause of suffering is any kind of craving that stimulates becoming (bhava; the process by which we continually fabricate new states of mind, from moment to moment and lifetime to lifetime). Yet this ... (HTML not available)}} (2013) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​paradoxofbecoming_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (135pp./​0.6MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​refuge_en.html|Refuge:​ An Introduction to the Buddha, Dhamma, & Sangha]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This short book provides an excellent introduction to the most basic principles of Buddhism: the Buddha, Dhamma & Sangha, collectively known as the Triple Gem or Triple Refuge. The material is divided into three parts: (I) an introductory essay on ...}} (2001) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​refuge_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​0.6MB)
 +  :: Shape of Suffering, The: A Study of Dependent Co-arising {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this book the author examines the nature of dependent co-arising (paticca samuppada) -- the complex causal structure by which dukkha arises and ceases. It also shows how the factors of the path address the causes of suffering in a way that leads to ... (HTML not available)}} (2011) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​shapeofsuffering_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (112pp./​0.8MB)
 +  :: Skill in Questions: How the Buddha Taught {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This book offers an in-depth exploration of the role of questions in the Buddha&#​039;​s teaching, organized around the four classes of questions that the Buddha addressed: questions that call for a direct, categorical answer; those that must be reframed; ... (HTML not available)}} (2013) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​skill-in-questions_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (430pp./​2.3MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​study/​index_en.html|Study Guides]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ [not available]}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​asoka_en.html|That the True Dhamma Might Last a Long Time: Readings Selected by King Asoka]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A collection of short readings from the Pali canon, which King Asoka (India, 273-232 B.C.E) selected as representative of the essence of the Dhamma.}} (1993)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​truth_of_rebirth_en.html|Truth of Rebirth, The: And Why it Matters for Buddhist Practice]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An exploration of the Buddha&#​039;​s teaching on rebirth.}} (2012) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​truth_of_rebirth_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (47pp./​291KB)
 +  :: Udana: Exclamations {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A translation of the third book of the Khuddaka Nikaya, with introduction and notes. (HTML not available)}} (2012) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​udana_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (148pp./​0.9MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​wings/​index_en.html|Wings to Awakening: An Anthology from the Pali Canon]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The "Wings to Awakening"​ (bodhipakkhiya-dhamma) is the Buddha&#​039;​s own list of his most important teachings. It includes teachings on the Four Frames of Reference, the Four Right Exertions, the Four Bases of Power, the Five Faculties, the Five ...}} (2011) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​wings_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (300pp./​2MB)
 +
 +</dl>
 +  :: Essays and Dhamma talks:
 +<dl>
 +<​dd>​[[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​affirming_en.html|Affirming the Truths of the Heart: The Buddhist Teachings on Samvega & Pasada]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Popular interpretations of Buddhism today often ignore the importance of two powerful emotions, emotions that propelled the Buddha -- and all those who have sought Awakening since -- towards the goal of Awakening: samvega, a sense of urgency to escape ...}} (1997)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​change_en.html|All About Change]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ What did the Buddha really have to say about anicca -- inconstancy and change? Does the fact of impermanence tell us (as some popular teachings claim) that we should learn to "​embrace our experiences without clinging,"​ that we have the freedom to "​create ...}} (2004)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​agendas_en.html|Agendas of Mindfulness,​ The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Mindfulness meditation is sometimes described as a kind of "​passive all-encompassing acceptance"​ of one&#​039;​s immediate experience. But, as the author reminds us in this essay, the Pali texts paint a very different picture of what meditation is all ...}} (2002)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​atthakavagga_en.html|Atthaka Vagga, The: The Octet Chapter]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An introduction to the author&#​039;​s sutta translations from the Sutta Nipata&#​039;​s fourth chapter, which consists of sixteen poems on the theme of non-clinging.}} (1997)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​customs_en.html|Customs of the Noble Ones, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Accordingly to one popular theory, the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings have survived all these years thanks to their ability to adapt to the customs of whatever culture they find themselves at each moment in history. The case of the Thai forest kammatthana ...}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​deperception_en.html|De-perception]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ When we sit down to meditate we usually bring along a host of assumptions about what our perceptions are, what our experience of meditation is like, and what it should be. As meditators, our task is to learn to ask the right questions -- questions that ...}} (2002)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​economy_en.html|Economy of Gifts, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This short essay explores the vital role of giving (dana) in Theravada Buddhism, especially as it is expressed in the relation between the lay and monastic communities. These mutually dependent communities support one another by means of an economy based ...}} (1997)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​compassion_en.html|Educating Compassion]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ How can we best serve a loved one who is sick or dying? In such situations simply acting with compassion and mindfulness is not enough; there are skills we must learn before we can truly be of compassionate service.}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​emptiness_en.html|Emptiness]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this short essay the author explains the role of emptiness in the practice of meditation.}} (1997)
 +  :: ePublished Dhamma Talks (1) {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Thirty-seven Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery. (HTML not available)}} (2011) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​eDhammaTalks_1_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (131pp./​0.5MB)
 +  :: ePublished Dhamma Talks (2) {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Twenty-two Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery. (HTML not available)}} (2011) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​eDhammaTalks_2_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (87pp./​481KB)
 +  :: ePublished Dhamma Talks (3) {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Seventy-eight Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery. (HTML not available)}} (2011) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​eDhammaTalks_3_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (338pp./​1MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​faithinawakening_en.html|Faith In Awakening]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Is faith necessary? In this essay the author challenges three popular misconceptions concerning the role of faith in Buddhism.}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​khandha_en.html|Five Piles of Bricks: The Khandhas as Burden & Path]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ When asked, "What am I?" Buddhist scholars and meditation teachers, alike, usually state that what we conventionally call a "​person"​ is best understood in terms of the five khandhas: form, feeling, perceptions,​ mental fabrications,​ and consciousness. ...}} (2002)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​foodforawakening_en.html|Food for Awakening: The Role of Appropriate Attention]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ What is "bare attention"?​ The answer may surprise you.}} (2010)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​freedomfrombuddhanature_en.html|Freedom From Buddha Nature]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ According to the early Buddhist teachings, the mind is neither innately good, innately bad, or innately Awakened; it is our choices and our actions that shape the development of the mind. In fact, if we make any assumptions about the mind&#​039;​s innate ...}} (2010)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​fear_en.html|Freedom From Fear]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Human beings have forever lived in fear: fear of change, of loss, of death. Unfortunately,​ we have also adopted a host of unskillful ways to deal with those fears. The author writes: "The most unskillful response to fear is when, perceiving dangers to ...}} (2002)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​gettingmessage_en.html|Getting the Message]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In today&#​039;​s climate of terrorism and war, we hear politicians,​ pundits, and even a few Buddhist teachers insisting that killing can be morally justified when it prevents others from killing. In this essay the author points out that the Buddha&#​039;​s ...}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​headandheart_en.html|Head & Heart Together: Bringing Wisdom to the Brahma-viharas]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Good will, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity are all qualities that can be developed with practice. To elevate them fully to the level of brahmavihara,​ however, requires the hard work of bringing real intelligence to your heart.}} (2009)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​precepts_en.html|Healing Power of the Precepts, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Many people today have come to the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings in search of emotional and spiritual healing. In this short essay the author reminds us that the single most effective tool for healing a wounded heart may be found in the cultivation of sila, or ...}} (1997)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​ignorance_en.html|Ignorance]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ We&#​039;​re ignorant not for lack of information or knowledge, but because of the unskillful ways in which we handle stress and suffering. Develop the proper skills and Awakening is sure to follow.}} (2008)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​integrityofemptiness_en.html|Integrity of Emptiness, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Much has been written about the Buddhist concept of emptiness -- in particular, that it refers to a metaphysical principle of the absence of any inherent existence. In this essay the author points out that this notion has very little to do with what the ...}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​jhananumbers_en.html|Jhana Not by the Numbers]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The author recalls how Ajaan Fuang taught meditation to his students: he would give them just enough instruction to stay on-track, but would rarely "​certify"​ them as having attained this or that level of jhana, thereby motivating them to develop self-...}} (2005)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​joyeffort_en.html|Joy of Effort, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ On bringing a joyful, playful attitude to the serious practice of meditation.}} (2010)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​karma_en.html|Karma]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This short introductory essay explains the nature of karma (Pali: kamma), or willful action. The process of karma is a complex interplay between the fruits of our past actions (over which we have no control in the present) and the choices we make in the ...}} (2000)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​toh_en.html|Legends of Somdet Toh]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Somdet Toh (1788-1872) was one of nineteenth century Thailand&#​039;​s most famous and beloved meditation monks. In this short article the author recounts several anecdotal stories and legends that reveal the wit and wisdom of this extraordinary monk.}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​lessonsofgratitude_en.html|Lessons of Gratitude, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ How to repay the kindness of others in the best possible way.}} (2010)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​lifeisnt_en.html|Life Isn't Just Suffering]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ [not available]}} (2000)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​lostinquotation_en.html|Lost in Quotation]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A clarification of the Kalama Sutta, one of the most famous -- and misquoted -- suttas in the entire Tipitaka.}} (2012)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​awakening_en.html|Meaning of the Buddha'​s Awakening, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Although the Buddha&#​039;​s Awakening took place long ago in ancient India, the fact of his Awakening is very much alive today and has profound implications for how we approach Buddhist practice. In this essay the author explores both the What and the How ...}} (1997)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​metta_means_goodwill_en.html|Metta Means Goodwill]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this short essay, the author proposes a translation of the Pali term "​metta"​ that is more in keeping with the Buddha&#​039;​s early teachings.}} (2011) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​metta_means_goodwill_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (6pp./​256KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​mindfulnessdefined_en.html|Mindfulness Defined]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Over the years the word sati has accumulated a host of meanings that go far beyond the Buddha&#​039;​s original definition of the word. Meditation practice calls for a clear understanding of what sati is and how to use it skillfully in concert with other ...}} (2008)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​nibbana_en.html|Nibbana]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This short essay sketches the use of fire imagery in early Buddhism to describe Nibbana, the goal of Buddhist practice. This essay is a good starting point before tackling the more comprehensive book on the same subject: The Mind Like Fire Unbound: An ...}} (1996)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​notself2_en.html|No-self or Not-self?]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Is the central Buddhist teaching of anatta (not-self) a statement of metaphysical truth, or is it a strategy for gaining release from suffering? Through a careful study of the key passages from the Pali canon on the subject of anatta, the author here ...}} (1996)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​notselfstrategy_en.html|Not-self Strategy, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Is the central Buddhist teaching of anatta (not-self) a statement of metaphysical truth, or is it a strategy for gaining release from suffering? Through a careful study of the key passages from the Pali canon on the subject of anatta, the author here ...}} (2013) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​notselfstrategy_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (25pp./​172KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​nostringsattached_en.html|No Strings Attached: The Buddha'​s Culture of Generosity]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Have you ever felt vaguely uneasy upon hearing the &#​039;​dana talk&#​039;​ that often accompanies the beginning or end of a Western-style meditation retreat? If so, you&#​039;​re not alone. Such fundraising appeals have little in common with the Buddha&#​039;​...}} (2009)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​onetool_en.html|One Tool Among Many: The Place of Vipassana in Buddhist Practice]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ What is the relationship between calm (samatha) and insight (vipassana) in Buddhist meditation? A careful reading of the suttas in the Pali canon suggests that the two are not separate meditation methods (as many commentators -- classical and ...}} (1997)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​respect5_en.html|Opening the Door to the Dhamma: Respect in Buddhist Thought & Practice]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In order to succeed at learning a new skill, one must first muster sufficient respect for oneself, the subject under study, and one&#​039;​s teacher. In this essay the author demonstrates that the same holds true when approaching the Buddha&#​039;​s ...}} (2001)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​parayanavagga_en.html|Parayana Vagga, The: The Chapter on the Way to the Far Shore]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An introduction to the author&#​039;​s translations of suttas from the Parayana Vagga, the fifth chapter of the Sutta Nipata.}} (1997)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​concmind_en.html|Path of Concentration & Mindfulness,​ The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Are concentration and mindfulness two distinct paths of meditation or are they inseparable parts of a single unified path of practice? In this article, adapted from a talk given at CIMC in 1996, Thanissaro Bhikkhu suggests that the heart of insight ...}} (1997)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​power_of_judgment_en.html|Power of Judgment, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Developing good judgment is the key to becoming a true friend -- first to yourself and then to those around you.}} (2011)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​inaword_en.html|Practice in a Word, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Appamadena sampadetha! -- such was the dying Buddha&#​039;​s parting instruction,​ which has often been translated as "​Practice diligently!"​ But a wider reading in the suttas reveals that that crucial word appamada has a far more nuanced and significant ...}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​purityofheart_en.html|Purity of Heart]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ What does it take to become a truly trustworthy person?}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​pushinglimits_en.html|Pushing the Limits: Desire & Imagination in the Buddhist Path]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ One popular misconception of Buddhism maintains that the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings basically boil down to ridding ourselves of desire. In this essay the author reminds us that the path to liberation is, in fact, firmly rooted in desire--in skillful desire. ...}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​questions_en.html|Questions of Skill]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ "The Buddha wasn&#​039;​t the sort of teacher who simply answered questions. He also taught which questions to ask." So begins the author, who explains here how the essence of Buddhist practice consists in learning how to ask skillful questions.}} (2001)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​reconciliation_en.html|Reconciliation,​ Right & Wrong]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The Buddha&#​039;​s many teachings include detailed instructions on conflict resolution. This essay explores how the Buddha&#​039;​s insights into the fundamental differences between forgiveness and true reconciliation form the cornerstone of a skillful ...}} (2004)
 +  :: Right Mindfulness:​ Memory & Ardency on the Buddhist Path {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An exploration of the nature of mindfulness and its role in the Buddhist path to Awakening. (HTML not available)}} (2012) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​rightmindfulness_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (178pp./​1.2MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​speech_en.html|Right Speech]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ For many of us, right speech is the most challenging of the precepts to honor. Yet practicing right speech is fundamental both to helping us become trustworthy individuals and to helping us gain mastery over the mind. So choose your words -- and your ...}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​rootsofbuddhistromanticism_en.html|Roots of Buddhist Romanticism,​ The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Sometimes it is difficult to appreciate the extent to which one&#​039;​s attitudes towards meditation practice can be influenced by modern cultural trends. In this short excursion into Western cultural history, the author explores the origins of such ...}} (2012)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​intentions_en.html|Road to Nirvana Is Paved with Skillful Intentions, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ According to the basic principle of karma, our underlying intentions play a crucial role in determining the ultimate fruits of our actions. As the author explains in this essay, if we&#​039;​re genuinely interested in pursuing the goal of the Buddha&#​039;​s ...}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​samsara_en.html|Samsara]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Is samsara (the wearisome "​wandering-on"​ from birth to death to rebirth) a place, or is it the process by which we create and re-create our own suffering? Here the author likens samsara to an addiction that we can choose to give up -- or not. Which one ...}} (2002)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​resonance_en.html|Samsara Divided by Zero]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ How can the path of practice, which is fabricated, ever hope to deliver us to the goal -- nibbana -- which is itself unfabricated?​ A striking analogy from modern chaos theory sheds light on this ancient paradox.}} (2000)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​selvesnotself_en.html|Selves & Not-self: The Buddhist Teaching on Anatta]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Five talks on the topic of not-self (anatta), from a ten-day meditation retreat held in France.}} (2011) {{lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​selvesnotself_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (79pp./​0.6MB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​strengthtraining_en.html|Strength Training for the Mind]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Taking the lessons of physical training to heart.}} (2007)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​thinklikeathief_en.html|Think Like a Thief]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ When problems arise in Dhamma practice, it pays to be imaginative and know how to come up with your own solution.}} (2011)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​candy_en.html|Trading Candy for Gold: Renunciation as a Skill]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Which would you rather have: an unquenchable thirst for sense-gratification,​ or a stable, true, and lasting happiness? The choice is yours.}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​untangling_en.html|Untangling the Present: The Role of Appropriate Attention]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The key to success in Buddhist practice lies in your ability to frame the problem of suffering correctly, in terms of the Four Noble Truths.}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​kee/​dynamic_en.html|Upasika Kee Nanayon and the Social Dynamic of Theravadin Buddhist Practice]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this essay, Thanissaro Bhikkhu examines the social milieu in which Upasika Kee lived and practiced her life of Dhamma. As he points out, the true practice of Buddhism has always gone against the stream of popular culture; a woman following the ...}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​nirvanaverb_en.html|Verb for Nirvana, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ As long as we think of Nirvana (Nibbana) as a place -- as a destination localized somewhere in space and time -- we misunderstand its fundamental significance. In this essay (backed by a selection of sutta excerpts) the author shows that Nirvana is the ...}} (2005)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​mountains_en.html|Weight of Mountains, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Why do we keep creating suffering for ourselves? How do we bring it to an end? The key is to learn some better feeding habits for the mind.}} (2001)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​authenticity_en.html|&​lsquo;​When you know for yourselves...&​rsquo;:​ The Authenticity of the Pali Suttas]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ For centuries scholars have argued over which parts of the Pali canon -- if any -- contain an accurate record of the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings. The texts themselves state that doubts about the Dhamma can be decisively resolved only if one puts the ...}} (2002)
 +
 +</dl>
 +  :: Meditation:
 +<dl>
 +<​dd>​[[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​breathmed_en.html|Basic Breath Meditation Instructions]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A guided meditation, from the talk, "Using Meditation to Deal with Pain, Illness & Death"​.}} (1993)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​deperception_en.html|De-perception]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ When we sit down to meditate we usually bring along a host of assumptions about what our perceptions are, what our experience of meditation is like, and what it should be. As meditators, our task is to learn to ask the right questions -- questions that ...}} (2002)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​guided_en.html|Guided Meditation, A]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Basic instructions in the practice of breath meditation.}} (1999)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​thanissaro/​painhelp_en.html|Using Meditation to Deal with Pain, Illness & Death]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A talk given to a conference on AIDS, HIV and other Immuno-deficiency Disorders in Long Beach, CA, Nov. 13, 1993.}} (1993)
 +
 +</dl>
 +  :: See also Ven. Thanissaro'​s translations of books by [[#lee|Phra Ajaan Lee]], [[#​fuang|Phra Ajaan Fuang]], [[#​kee|Upasika Kee Nanayon]], [[#​thate|Phra Ajaan Thate]], and [[#​boowa|Phra Ajaan Maha Boowa]].
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​thai/​index_en.html#​thate|Thate,​ Phra Ajaan]]
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​thate/​thateauto_en.html|Autobiography of a Forest Monk, The: Venerable Ajahn Thate of Wat Hin Mark Peng
 +Nongkhai Province]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A delightful reminiscence of a long life lived as a monk in the forests of Thailand. Highlights include: his encounters with various monks and seekers, ranging from scoundrels and charlatans to the great Ajaans, such as Ajaan Mun and Ajaan Sao; his ...}} (1996)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​thate/​buddho_en.html|Buddho]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A simple and practical guide to the use of the meditation phrase, buddho, which is used to settle the mind to the point at which discernment can begin to arise.}} (1994)
 +  :: [[lib/​thai/​thate/​stepsalong_en.html|Steps Along the Path]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ A short handbook on the practice of meditation, with tips and recommendations for new and experienced meditators. Of particular interest is Ajaan Thate&#​039;​s discussion of how best to respond when visions and signs arise during the course of meditation ...}} (1994)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​u>​U</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +<dt>U Ba Khin &mdash; see [[#​khin|Khin,​ U Ba]]</​dt>​
 +
 +<dt>U Silananda &mdash; see [[#​silananda|Silananda,​ Sayadaw U]]</​dt>​
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​v>​V</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​vangorkom|van Gorkom, Nina]]
 +  :: "​Generosity:​ The Inward Dimension,"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel367|Dana:​ The Practice of Giving]] (BPS WH 367; 1990)
 +
 +  ? [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​index|Various authors]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​various/​wheel367_en.html|Dana:​ The Practice of Giving]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Dana -- the Pali word means giving, generosity, self-sacrifice:​ the quality of the heart that moves a person to give away his or her own possessions for the sake of others. Giving in Buddhism is not a mere moral virtue to be randomly engaged in or ...}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​various/​wheel294_en.html|Buddhist Layman, The]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ Four introductory practical essays on the challenges of life as a Buddhist layperson. Essays included are: "​Principles of Lay Buddhism"​ (by R. Bogoda); "Right Livelihood: the Noble Eightfold Path in the Working Life" (Susan Elbaum Jootla); "​Having Taken ...}} (2006)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​various/​wheel186_en.html|Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: I. Impermanence (Anicca)]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ These five introductory essays address various facets of impermanence (anicca), an important recurring theme in the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings. The style of these essays ranges widely, from reflective/​experiential ("A Walk in the Woods,"​ by Khantipalo) to ...}} (2006)
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​vonglasenapp|von Glasenapp, Helmuth]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​vonglasenapp/​wheel002_en.html|Vedanta and Buddhism: A Comparative Study]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ This fascinating essay explores the relationship between Vedanta and Buddhism, two great monuments of philosophical thought which grew side-by-side in the same spiritual soil of ancient India. Though these two philosophies share some obvious similarities,​...}} (1995)
 +
 +</dl>
 +</​div>​
 +
 +<div chapter>
 +
 +====== <span anchor #​wxyz>​WXYZ</​span>&​nbsp;​ ======
 +
 +<dl class='​index'>​
 +
 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​walshe|Walshe,​ Maurice O'​Connell]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​walshe/​wheel261_en.html|Buddhism and Death]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this short essay the author outlines the meaning of death from the Theravada Buddhist perspective,​ touching on questions of vital concern to every student of Buddhism: What is death? What is rebirth? Why do we fear death? What happens upon the death ...}} (2005) {{lib/​authors/​walshe/​wheel261_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​311KB)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​walshe/​wheel225_en.html|Buddhism and Sex]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ In this thoughtful and down-to-earth essay, the author explores what it means to live as a sexual being in the light of the Buddha&#​039;​s teachings. As he points out, rigid puritanism and total permissiveness are two extreme views that lie outside the ...}} (2006) {{lib/​authors/​walshe/​wheel225_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (??​pages/​287KB)
 +  :: "​Giving from the Heart,"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel367|Dana:​ The Practice of Giving]] (BPS WH 367; 1990)
 +  :: "​Detachment"​ in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel294|Buddhist Layman, The]] (BPS WH 294; 1982)
 +  :: "​Having Taken the First Step" in [[en:​lib:​authors:​various:​wheel294|Buddhist Layman, The]] (BPS WH 294; 1982)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​walshe/​wheel318_en.html|Samyutta Nikaya: An Anthology]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An anthology of 68 important suttas from the Samyutta Nikaya, accompanied by detailed annotation and commentary. This is the last in the Buddhist Publication Society&#​039;​s three-part series of Samyutta anthologies,​ originally published as Wheels.}} (2007)
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 +  ? [[lib/​authors/​index_en.html#​webu|Webu Sayadaw]]
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​webu/​wheel375_en.html|Essential Practice, The: Part I]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ The Venerable Webu Sayadaw of Myanmar (Burma) was one of the greatest Theravada Buddhist meditation masters of recent times. An exemplar of the strict and simple meditative life, he constantly stresses to his disciples the need to tread the Buddha&#​039;​s ...}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​webu/​wheel384_en.html|Essential Practice, The: Part II]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ [See the description of Part I.].}} (1995)
 +  :: [[lib/​authors/​webu/​bl122_en.html|To Light a Fire: A Dhamma Discourse]] {{en:​img:​question_16.gif?​12|Summary:​ An inspiring dialogue on the subject of how to keep the fire of Dhamma practice burning brightly in one&#​039;​s life.}} (1994)
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