Buddha’s Map ~ Doug Kraft

Here is a link to Doug Kraft’s web page, with links to read some chapters for free or to buy the book. The stages of development of the meditation practice are given in an easy to understand language. Doug Kraft also teaches in the “Sutta-vadin”  style of Ven. Bhante Vimalaramsi. ( Sutta-vadin means a follower of teachings from the original discourses of Buddha, as opposed to dogmatically following the commentaries or interpretations of the Theravada, Mahayana, Tibetan or other sects )

Link: Buddha’s Map

Qutoe from the book:

“Buddhism is not based on beliefs, metaphysical claims, philosophical stances, or blind faith. Buddhism is founded on insight.”

Another Quote :

“It’s tempting to think suffering arises from the sensation (phassa) or unpleasantness feeling tone (vedana). It’s tempting to think suffering arises from the splinter in our finger, the broken bone, or the death of a loved one. But the Buddha found that suffering arises most often out of mental constructs, beliefs, and storylines (sankhara)—what we tell ourselves about experience.”

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