The four noble truths [Bhikkhu Sumedho] on *FREE* shipping The Four Noble Truths – The Venerable Ajahn Sumedho (Paperback). Venerable . The Four Noble Truths has ratings and 13 reviews. talks given by Venerable Ajahn Sumedho on the central teaching of the Buddha: that the unhappiness. This small booklet was compiled and edited from talks given by Venerable Ajahn Sumedho on the central teaching of the Buddha: that the.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Fohr for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Venerable Ajahn Sumedho is a bhikkhu mendicant monk of the Theravada tradition of Buddhism.
He was ordained in Thailand in and trained there for ten years. He is currently the Abbot of the Amaravati Buddhist Centre as well as teacher and spiritual guide to many bhikkhus, Buddhist nuns and lay people. This booklet has been made available through the voluntary efforts of many people for the welfare of others. Note on the Text: The first exposition of the Four Noble Truths was a discourse sutta called Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta — literally, eumedho discourse that sets the vehicle of the teaching in motion’.
Extracts from this are quoted at the beginning of each chapter describing the Four Truths. The reference quoted is to the sections in the books of the scriptures where this discourse can be found. However, the theme of the Four Noble Truths recurs many times, for example in the quotation that appears at the beginning of the Introduction. Paperback74 pages.
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This book is not joble featured on Listopia. Dec 31, Steve rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a delightful and excellent little book. For both the beginner, and the seasoned Buddhist the description of the Four Noble Truths describe Buddhism’s approach to ajhn happier life.
That approach too often gets lost and forgotten about sumeeho Buddhist literature. Learning to see things as impermanent, learning not to identify with your thoughts and feelings, and learning to see things just as they are. I thought the descriptions of the first three Noble Truths were excellent, simple, clear, and u This was a delightful and excellent little book. I thought the descriptions of the first three Noble Truths were excellent, simple, clear, and useful. The book failed to simply say what each part of the Eight Fold Path was beyond the name of the part and what people do to strive towards it.
Instead there are what seems to meta observations from the author, reflections on having lived it, but without tying those reflections to a context where they could be understood. It is still an excellent book. I would recommend it to anyone who is Buddhist or who has an interest in Buddhism. There seem to be several editions of this book floating around on GoodReads. The edition I read is about 70 pages and can be obtained for free as a PDF from buddhanet.
Sep 25, Trutbs Vlad rated it it was boble. A simple and clear approach to understand the Four Noble Truths. May 26, Laura rated it it was amazing. Great little booklet and terrific at introducing Sumdho ideas. Will definitely re-read this one!
Jun 10, Britt rated it really liked it. I needed the insight. It was tremendously helpful in teaching how to let go. Sep 17, Jadesword boble it it was amazing. Let go of delusion. Oct 01, Derek Baldwin rated it it was amazing.
A succinct and easily readable summary of the heart of the Buddha’s teaching, the only real weakness being a bit of a lack of examples and metaphors that could really hammer home the key points.
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As an introduction to the Four Noble Truths it probably also is guilty of a lack of precision which could disillusion some, i. But Buddhism doesn’t offer those, and therefore nor does this excellent A succinct and easily readable summary of the heart of the Buddha’s teaching, the only real weakness being a bit of a lack of examples and metaphors that could really hammer home the key points. But Buddhism doesn’t offer those, and therefore nor does this excellent book. Jan 07, Michael Heggemann rated it liked it.
I found this book to be very helpful – for the first half. In my opinion, the coverage of the first two of the Noble Truths was very succinct and understandable.
If the second half of the book were the same, I would have given it four stars. However, I found the coverage of the 2 final Noble Truths to be a bit muddled and the writing a bit more diffuse than in the first half.
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The second half of the book just didn’t “click” for me. Your mileage may vary.
Aug 17, Sankalp rated it really liked it. You usually just find a listing of the 4 noble truths, and then you move forward. The 4 noble truths are considered the basics of Buddhism, and is often overlooked for more advanced theories. In this book, Ven. Sumedho refuses to dismiss the 4 noble truths as primitive, and instead emphasises them as the core teachings of Buddhism.
Good elaboration on the truths and the insights behind them! Oct 09, Jeremy rated it liked it. While I appreciated the very positive and upbeat tone of the book, it felt more like listening to someone conversing with you on the subject of the truths than a book about them.
fout This wasn’t what I was looking for at this time, but it’s still a good introductory read for people interested in Buddhism. Sep 30, Hilmar Laursen rated it really liked it.
Jan 31, Philosopherdog rated it it was amazing. Getting a grip on the four Nobel truths is key to Buddhist practice and Ajahn Sumedho brings the topic to live with a rare depth of understanding.
It’s succinct and well written. Nathvara K rated it it was amazing Apr 19, Beth rated it really liked it Dec 01, Nathan Huffman rated it it was amazing Mar 29, Nuno Castro rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Tina rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Lucia Sandoval rated it it was ok May 18, Maurizio Guadagnoli rated it really liked it Apr 25, Nikki rated it really liked it Jan 03, Milana Veselinovic rated it really liked it Jun 17, Michael Rickicki rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Rodrigo Miravalles rated it liked it Oct 19, Rocky rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Rina rated it really liked it Oct 10, Nitsa rated it really liked it Nov 03, May rated it it was amazing Feb 13, nbole Dane Gray rated it really liked it Oct 12, Lucas rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Josh Buch rated it it was amazing Apr 08, Bijju Maharjan rated it really liked it Oct 16, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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