By Kittisaro, Thanissara
Husband and spouse Kittisaro and Thanissara take turns coauthoring chapters during this deeply own dharma booklet exploring the internal perform of meditation in aid of awakening. in the context of the lives of the authors, either monastics of their formative years, awakening unfolds as a multifaceted approach following the archetypal trip of the hero(ine). touring from innocence to disillusionment in the course of the fields of trials and depression that bring about adulthood, and eventually to thought and a blessed lifestyles, Listening to the Heart tells the tale of 2 unconventional people who have jointly embraced spirituality because the keystone in their lives.
on the center of the publication, via teachings at the nondual nature of truth, we input the "intimacy with all issues" as published in middle Buddhist texts. with no finishing on the objective of non-public freedom, Thanissara and Kittisaro inspire us to move past the event of internal peace to embodying knowledge in acts of provider in the global. With a pragmatic appraisal of our present worldwide quandary during which sustainability is threatened by way of catastrophic weather switch, the authors inspire a preparedness that allows a aware stability of equanimity and passionate engagement regardless of the consequence of our worldwide evolutionary journey.
The guiding safe haven for this trip is the Buddha, the historic instructor and—most profoundly—that rapid and direct natural knowledge, which all of us can entry. The publication additionally attracts on teachings and tales of Buddhist masters who're fearless, humorous, and hard. finally we're led into the Mary-like presence of the goddess of mercy, Kuan Yin who, as an excellent archetype inside Buddhist cosmology, unearths the private secret of our personal hearts and our ability for merciful and compassionate reaction. because the internal strategy of awakening unfolds, it transforms seekers and their lives, as modeled by means of the authors. It either heals the private self in its trip via its wounds and shadows, and but while dissolves identity with the self. The publication then ends by way of returning to the simplicity of the authors' basic instructor, Ajahn Chah, together with his encouragement to "Be the Dharma."