9781590302170

Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away

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    9781590302170

  • ISBN10:

    1590302176

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2005-03-08
  • Publisher: Shambhala
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Summary

Ajahn Chah (1919-1992) was admired for the way he demystified the Buddhist teachings, presenting them in a remarkably simple and down-to-earth style for people of any background. He was a major influence and spiritual mentor for a generation of American Buddhist teachers, including Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sharon Salzberg, and Jack Kornfield. Previous books by Ajahn Chah have consisted of collections of short teachings on a wide variety of subjects. This new book focuses on the theme of impermanence, offering powerful remedies for overcoming our deep-seated fear of change, including guidance on letting go of attachments, living in the present, and taking up the practice of meditation.Everything Arises, Everything Falls Awayalso contains stories and anecdotes about this beloved master's life and his interactions with students, from his youth as a struggling monk to his last years when American students were coming to study with him in significant numbers. These stories help to convey Ajahn Chah's unique spirit and teaching style, allowing readers to know him both through his words and the way in which he lived his life.

Author Biography

Ajahn Chah (1919–1992) was a beloved Thai Buddhist master whose teachings were refreshingly uncompromising in their clarity and certainty—the certainty of a meditator who has achieved deep understanding of the Buddha's teachings. He was an important influence and spiritual mentor for a generation of American Buddhist teachers.

Table of Contents

Translator's Preface ix
Part One Right View
Understanding Mind
3(3)
Understanding Phenomena
6(3)
That's About Right
9(2)
Seeing Things Through: Ajahn Chah's Practice
11(2)
Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
13(2)
Seeing Things as They Really Are
15(7)
That's Good Too: Ajahn Chah's View
22(2)
The Buddha's Inspiration
24(2)
Keep Some Perspective
26(1)
The Buddha's Search
27(6)
Part Two Anicca: Impermanence
Bringing the Mind under Our Command
33(2)
A Lot of Defilements: Ajahn Chah at Play
35(2)
It's Not Permanent, It's Not Sure
37(6)
A Fish Story
43(6)
A Perplexed Meditator Meets the Buddha
49(6)
Part Three Dukkha: Unsatisfactoriness
Understanding Dukkha
55(9)
Shaking Up the Students: Ajahn Chah's Methods
64(1)
Birth and Becoming
65(3)
Evanescence
68(4)
Cold Comfort: Ajahn Chah's Monks Face Illness and Death
72(2)
The Buddha Didn't Die
74(2)
Birth, Death, and Enlightenment: Ajahn Chah and the Bodhi Tree
76(5)
Part Four Anatta: Not-Self
Practice Like the Four Elements
81(4)
Ignorance: Ajahn Chah Holds Up a Mirror
85(1)
Not Us, Not Ours
86(6)
Don't Be a Buddha
92(5)
My Tooth, My Pillow, My Coconut
97(4)
Part Five Points in Meditation
Tranquillity and Insight
101(3)
Still Water Flows, Flowing Water Is Still
104(2)
Making It Real
106(2)
Serious Students: Ajahn Chah on Intensive Meditation
108(2)
Meditation Instructions: Questions and Answers
110(10)
What It Is: Ajahn Chah's Meditation
120(1)
Don't Get Drunk on Tranquillity
121(3)
Keep At It
124(2)
High Ideals and Daily Frustrations: A Young Monk with Ajahn Chah
126(5)
Part Six Completing the Path
Making an End of Problems
131(10)
Seeking a Teacher: Ajahn Chah and a Would-Be Student
141(1)
A Wise Crab
142(2)
Some Final Advice
144(7)
Translator's Acknowledgments 151(2)
Glossary 153(6)
Resources 159(4)
About the Translator 163

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