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Ajaan Fuang

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Awareness Itself, by Ajaan Fuang Jotiko, compiled and Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff) (1999; 48pp./143KB) itself_en.pdf (??pages/302KB)

This book contains a delightful and inspiring collection of anecdotal stories retold by an American monk who lived under Ajaan Fuang's tutelage for the last decade of Ajaan Fuang's life. These anecdotes reveal a teaching style that adapted readily to the particular needs of the listener at the moment. Collectively they bear the unmistakable mark of a masterful teacher with a profound grasp of Dhamma, offering valuable lessons for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike.

Jhana Not by the Numbers, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (2005; 4pp./12KB)

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-reliance and ingenuity in their meditation. In the words of Ajaan Fuang: “If I have to explain everything, you'll get used to having things handed to you on a platter. And then what will you do when problems come up in your meditation and you don't have any experience in figuring things out on your own?” A printed copy is included in the book Purity of Heart

Listen Well: January 1984, by Ajaan Fuang Jotiko, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (2001; 7pp./22KB)

A beautiful outline of how meditation can be used to help take good care of this rare treasure we've all been given: birth as a human being.

A Single Mind: February 5, 1980, by Ajaan Fuang Jotiko, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (1999; 5pp./14KB)

Encouragement and ammunition for those who choose a life of celibacy.

Timeless and True: July, 1978, by Ajaan Fuang Jotiko, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (1998; 5pp./15KB)

Encouragement and advice for people getting started in concentration practice.

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