Ajahn Jayasaro A book, based on a talk given by Ajahn Jayasaro on November 9th 2009, comprised of several inspirational mini stories from Mindfulness of the Present Moment, Opening up the the Truth of Things, Liberation and Precepts, Crashing in the Same Car to Samadhi and Kammathana.
Be inspired by these mini stories while learning the essence of the teachings of Lord Buddha.
Ajahn Jayasaro The greatest kind of love is loving kindness which is unconditional and sustainable among all beings without prejudice. This is true pure love. When the relationship has no boundaries, there's no suffering. In contrast, loving kindness brings joy and contentment which are elements of the path to abolish the worldly sufferings we typically endure.
Ajahn Jayasaro It is not easy for people visiting Thailand to make sense of the Buddhist traditions that they encounter here. Few tour guides seem able to explain the principles of Buddhism with any great clarity, and Thai Buddhist friends tend to be similarly vague. This book is intended to provide an introduction to the teachings of the Buddha which will shed some light on a subject that, to non-Buddhists, can appear both unexpectedly rational and exotically strange.
This is not a text book. It is intended to be as concise as possible, and deals in one paragraph with certain topics that are dealt with elsewhere in books hundreds of pages long. Obviously, a great deal has been omitted. Readers interested in finding out more on particular points are referred to the list of resources found at the end of the book.
Many forms of Buddhism have evolved over the past 2,600 years. This book deals only with the teachings of the Theravada tradition, and specifically the form of Theravada found in Thailand (which differs in certain minor details from its expression in other ‘Theravadan’ countries such
Ajahn Jayasaro Lord Buddha once compared the perfect gratitude toward one's parents to being able to completely pay back the sacred debt, which is what we owe to our parents. What are the characteristics of paying back the to the parents as according to Buddhism?
Teachings by Ajahn Jayasaro in Daughters and Sons describe the various discourses that Lord Buddha taught us to develop both a deep appreciation of the debt of gratitude we owe to our parents and the intention to repay it as best we can, including the practice and attitude toward all those that have assisted us until today and contributed to making us who we are, especially our parents.