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SELVES & NOT-SELF – THE BUDDHIST TEACHING ON ANATTA

Not all books here are 2.500 years old. This little gem, written by Thanissaro Bhikkhu was published in august 2011. The subtitle reveals the subject: Anatta – the sanskrit word often translated to not-self. This book is written on the notes Thanissaro Bhikkhu wrote for at retreat in France with focus on Anatta. The book draws on […]

The Science of the Soul – On Consciousness and the Structure of Reality by Geoffrey D. Falk

The Science of the Soul by Geoffrey D. Falk was written in 2003. This book and others by Geoffrey can be found here: www.geoffreyfalk.com, and if you have patience I will post them here in the coming weeks. From the intro: “I have attempted to provide in this book is a non-reductionistic model of the behavior of consciousness as […]

Truth and Actuality by J Krishnamurti

Truth and Actuality by J Krishnamurti has 3 parts. The first consists of rounds of discussions with Krishnamurti’s friend David Bohm from 1975. Second part is transcriptions from public talks in Brockwood Park, England and the third is six dialogues with people at meetings in Saanen in Switzerland also from 1975. From the book: “The moment you have a […]

Brutal Beginnings by The Ruthless Arena

I got at mail from Ciaran who runs the Ruthless Arena. Some months ago he and the hardworking forum members published a book with the best stuff from the first months work on the forum. If you don´t know about the Ruthless Arena, you should take a look (The forum has been shut down now). The […]

The Bitter Book of Anger by Manflesh

The Bitter Book of Anger by Manflesh is hard to get a hold on. It starts out citing the author himself: “Enlightenment is just something unenlightened people made up,” and it goes on following a 70-year old zen-guru´s travel through USA and Mexico. This book is different, read it for fun or for the sake […]

Beyond Violence by J Krishnamurti

Beyond Violence by J Krishnamurti is a collection of public talks and discussions Krishnamurti held in the  USA in the  1970s. From the book: “Look sirs, thought has created a centre as the ‘me’ – me, my opinions, my country, my God, my experience, my house, my furniture, my wife, my children, you know, me, […]

The Direct and Unmistaken Method by Lama Zope Rinpoche

The Direct and Unmistaken Method of Purifying Yourself of and Protecting Yourself Against the Causes of Problems deals with the practice and benefits of the eight precepts of Mahayana Buddhism. “Practicing the eight-limbed Mahayana Method of Restoring and Purifying is the supreme method for avoiding harm to all sentient beings and bringing them happiness and […]

Mind is a Myth – Disquieting conversations with a man called U.G.

Mind is a Myth is last of the three available books transcribed from talks with U.G. Krishnamurti. The first pages outlines his extraordinary life and his calamity  as he calls the all-changing transformation that took place on his 47th birthday: “U.G. ceased to act any longer via the separative thought structure. A bit of energy entered his […]

Thought is your Enemy – Mind-shattering Conversations with a Man called U.G

Thought is your Enemy – Mind-shattering Conversations with a Man called U.G. This quote caught my interest: “Is there any such thing as happiness? I would say, no. So, the quest for happiness is a cultural input, and that is the common desire that we know exists everywhere, in every part of the world. That […]

Brutal Beginnings

The rebels of enlightenment over at the forum/blog RuthlessTruth.com have for some months worked with some new and radical approaches to free people from the veil of Samsara. Their work are truly impressive and fresh. Their main idea is to get people in a large scale to understand that there is no “I”, and seeing this fact is […]

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