Calm and Insight: a buddhist manual for meditators
This manual, by an experienced Buddhist who has spent many years in Tahiland, has been written so that it will be quite intelligible to the reader who knows nothing about meditation. At the same time, the author has included some knowledge and experience that can be gained only through practise so that it will be read with interest by those who also practice meditation. Interwoven with the explanations of Dhamma are quite a number of stories, some from ancient Pali sources, others from the present time, including new translations from relevant texts, thus adding interest and 'life' to the book.
Introduction: Why Meditate?
EVERY EVEIL NEVER DOING
AND IN WHOLESOMENESS INCREASING
II the Mind as it is and What Can be Done About it
III The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
AND ONE'S HEART WELL PURIFYING
IV Calm and Insight
V Meditation Methods
VI Good Results and Bad
VII Dangers to Meditation
THIS IS THE BUDDHA'S TEACHING
VIII The Fruits of Penetration
1. Some Questions and Answers
2. A Glossary of Buddhist Technical Terms of Meditation