New PDF release: A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises

By Jack Kornfield

ISBN-10: 0553372114

ISBN-13: 9780553372113

Loved Western Buddhist grasp Kornfield makes recognized his own, useful knowledge, garnered from 25 years of working towards and educating the trail of awakening, as he courses self-searchers to a simplicity of belief that brings alive non secular perform, peace, and fact of their day-by-day lives.

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Beginners have to look back very often so as not to get into the habit of following or blocking thoughts, but this process is like wrestling, you see, always challenging the thoughts. Whenever a thought comes you always try to push it away or something. But just look at it - you don't need to follow it or do anything to block it. You have to be careful about that. If you follow a thought or block it, then that is the same as the disturbance itself - the blocker is also a thought, it is the same thing.

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Then you need to know what the root of suffering is and how it grows. This is very important. Secondly, don't think that it is not possible or not true. This is something very serious. Everyone knows that death is coming, you see. You won't just disappear then. While you are alive and healthy it is all very well to say: 'I do believe this' or 'I don't believe this' - you can say many things, but when these things come - and they certainly will - you have no power at all. You always have to follow your karmic causes, but the purpose of listening to these teachings is to learn how to purify your karma and integrate the rest of your life with practice.

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