Grieving is loving Compassionate words for bearing the unbearable
Book - 2020
"This is a book that is easy to use and easy to carry with you throughout your day to touch in with and be supported by when bearing the often unbearable pain of a loved one's loss. Our culture often makes the bereaved feel alone, isolated, broken, and like they should just get over it-this book offers a loving antidote. Open the book to any image, and you'll find something that will instantly help you feel not alone, while honoring the full weight of loss. This book is comprised ...of quotations from Bearing the Unbearable, and other sources as well, plus an enormous amount of new material from Dr. Jo-it is especially well suited for the grieving mind who may struggle with concentration. Just a 30 seconds on any page will empower, hearten, and validate any bereaved person. This is a book that everyone who encounters it will want to buy five copies to share with others. Chaplains, ministers, and therapists will want to keep cases of it on hand"--
- Foreword / by Johann Hari
- Introduction: Honest grief
- Grieving is loving
- Epilogue: A benediction.
Renowned scholar-monk and bestselling translator Bhikkhu Bodhi’s definitive, practical guide on how to read ancient Buddhist texts in the original language.Bhikkhu Bodhi’s sophisticated and practical instructions on how to read the Pali of the Buddha’s discourses will acquaint students of Early Buddhism with the language and idiom of these sacred texts. Here the renowned English translator of the Pali Canon opens a window into key suttas from the Sa?yutta Nikaya, giving a literal translation of each sentence followed by a more natural English rendering, then explaining the grammatical forms involved. In this way, students can determine the meaning of each word and phrase and gain an intimate familiarity with the distinctive style of the Pali suttas—with the words, and world, of the earliest Buddhist texts. Ven. Bodhi’s meticulously selected anthology of suttas provides a systematic overview of the Buddha’s teachings, mirroring the four noble truths, the most concise formulation of the Buddha’s guide to liberation. Reading the Buddha’s Discourses in Pali shares with readers not only exceptional language instruction but also a nuanced study of the substance, style, and method of the early Buddhist discourses.