September 3, 2012 by sinhaladhamma
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhassa
Many people are now on a spiritual search for a path that leads their mind to peace and openness. They discover that the norms of the world which emphasize material happiness, do not actually bring real peace and security. Instead, it leads to more pain and dissatisfaction. To these people, the Lord Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path exemplifies a simple and contented life. A life that is open and free. He taught the methods to free our minds of lust, hatred and delusion and started by showing his disciples how to have an open mind that expands beyond its present limitations so that one can examine with understanding. In the Kalama Sutta, the Lord Buddha explicitly stated that one should always examine and investigate and not follow any beliefs blindly. All of these admonishments were for the purpose of opening and expanding one’s experience so that they will not be attached to any particular doctrine without thorough investigation…………..
The Content of the book can be understood by listening to Venerable Bhante’s brief talk given below.
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