Pure and Simple: The Extraordinary Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Laywoman



✻ [BOOKS] ✯ Pure and Simple: The Extraordinary Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Laywoman By Upasika Kee Nanayon ❅ – E17streets4all.co.uk Upasika Kee was a uniquely powerful spiritual teacher Evocative of the great Ajahn Chah, her teachings are earthy, refreshingly direct, and hard hitting In the twentieth century, she grew to become on Upasika Kee was a Simple: The ePUB ☆ uniquely powerful spiritual teacher Evocative of the great Ajahn Chah, her teachings are earthy, refreshingly direct, and hard hitting In the twentieth century, she grew to become one of the Pure and ePUB Æ most famous teachers in Thailand male or female all the remarkable because, rarer still, she was not a monastic but a layperson Her relentless honesty, along with her encouraging voice, is one reason so many and Simple: The Kindle Ò contemporary Buddhist teachers recall Upasika Kee so fondly, and so often With this book, readers seeking something reminiscent of the classic Mindfulness in Plain English can receive instruction on meditation practice as they become acquainted with the legacy of a renowned Buddhist figure Pure and Simple, the first widely available collection of her writings, will be gratefully received not only by those who knew Upasika Kee, but by anyone who encounters her for the first time in its pages.Pure and Simple: The Extraordinary Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Laywoman

Upasika Kee Nanayon, also Simple: The ePUB ☆ known by her penname, K Khao suan luang, was arguably the foremost woman Dhamma teacher in twentieth century Thailand Born in to a Chinese merchant family in Rajburi, a Pure and ePUB Æ town to the west of Bangkok, she was the eldest of five children or, counting her father s children by a second wife, the eldest of eight Her mother was a very religious woman and and Simple: The Kindle Ò taught her the rudiments of Buddhist practice, such as nightly chants and the observance of the precepts, from an early age In later life she described how, at the age of six, she became so filled with fear and loathing at the miseries her mother went through in being pregnant and giving birth to a younger sibling that, on seeing the newborn child for the first time sleeping quietly, a little red thing with black, black hair she ran away from home for three days This experience, plus the anguish she must have felt when her parents separated, probably lay behind her decision, made when she was still quite young, never to submit to what she saw as the slavery of marriagetp accesstoinsight lib th.

Pure and Simple: The Extraordinary Teachings of a Thai
    Pure and Simple: The Extraordinary Teachings of a Thai with the legacy of a renowned Buddhist figure Pure and Simple, the first widely available collection of her writings, will be gratefully received not only by those who knew Upasika Kee, but by anyone who encounters her for the first time in its pages."/>
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Pure and Simple: The Extraordinary Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Laywoman
  • Upasika Kee Nanayon
  • English
  • 12 April 2019
  • 086171492X

10 thoughts on “Pure and Simple: The Extraordinary Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Laywoman

  1. says:

    I just started reading this one, and it s kicking butt Straight forward, no bs kinda Buddhist book, and it s by a woman There s nothing of any substance to the physical properties of the body, which are all rotten and decomposing The body is like a rest room over a cesspool We can decorate it on the outside to make it pretty and attractive, but on the inside it s full of the most horrible, filthy things Whenever we excrete anything, we ourselves are repelled by it yet even though we re I just started reading this one, and it s kicking butt Straight forward, no bs kinda Buddhist book, and it s by a woman There s nothing of any substance to the physical properties of the body, which are all rotten and decomposing The body is like a rest room over a cesspool We can decorate it on the outside to make it pretty and attractive, but on the inside it s full of the most horrible, filthy things Whenever we excrete anything, we ourselves are repelled by it yet even though we re repelled by it, it s there inside us, in our intestines decomposing, full of worms, awful smelling There s just the flimsiest membrane covering it up, yet we fall for it and hold tight to it We don t see the constant decomposition of this body, in spite of the filth and smells it sends out hahaha this is gonna be a great book

  2. says:

    This is a wonderful book Thanissaro Bhikkhu, the translator, did a great job in capturing the urgency and ardency of Upasika Kee s teachings on the Dhamma I would recommend this book for anyone who s got an established practice who might be looking for ain depth exposition of the Dhamma in fluid form Know, of course, that Upasika Kee was a Thai lay practitioner who lived in a unique circumstance This informs her teachings, and also the language used I think Thanisarro does a good job This is a wonderful book Thanissaro Bhikkhu, the translator, did a great job in capturing the urgency and ardency of Upasika Kee s teachings on the Dhamma I would recommend this book for anyone who s got an established practice who might be looking for ain depth exposition of the Dhamma in fluid form Know, of course, that Upasika Kee was a Thai lay practitioner who lived in a unique circumstance This informs her teachings, and also the language used I think Thanisarro does a good job in capturing this all, though he does favor his own set of translations e.g inconstancy vs impermanence disbanding vs passing away stress vs suffering I find it helpful in broadening one s perspectives regarding the Buddha s Dhamma

  3. says:

    So far I am loving this book

  4. says:

    A excellent book that is direct and to the point Upasika is a inspiration to all of us on the path.

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