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The sound of silence is like a subtlety behind everything that you awaken to; you don't notice it if you're seeking the extremes. Yet as we start to become more poised, more present, fully receptive of all this moment has to offer, we start to experience it vividly and listening to it can draw us ever--deeper into the mysteries of now.

Always skillful and good humored, Ajah
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Paperback, 376 pages
Published July 26th 2007 by Wisdom Publications
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Steve Woods
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I first read this book 7 or 8 years ago. It blew my mind then at the very beginning of my practice, now after all those years if anything its impact has been even greater. After years of meditation and reading the teachings of Sumedho penetrate deeply. He expresses himself with such clarity, unmuddied by jargon or woolly thinking. He is for me one of the outstanding western teachers of the Buddhist way anywhere in the world. He speaks to me in ways that others just never quite manage. I picked t ...more
Alan Lengel
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Other than the daily practice of meditation and the Dhamma, I understand that awareness is to be trusted as well as the here and now of acknowledging your conditioning, experiences and struggle. All that remains is the fictive residue of thought and emotion. (I agree with Wallace Stevens that this is a necessary fiction: it provides meaning in our existence). (But it is a fiction and thus not to be feared).
Oh Teik
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
A very profound book for Meditators and those who want to get a deeper understanding of the workings of the mind.
Aimee Ennis
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Found these teachings to be practical and super helpful with my mediation practice as well as with everyday experience. Look forward to reading it again.

It's also well laid out, chapters running about 10 pages each. But it's dense reading to really absorb each paragraph and took me a while to finish.

"It's gold Jerry, Gold!"
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Ajahn Sumedho was born Robert Jackamn in Seattle, Washington in 1934. He was raised as Anglican and from 1951 to 1953 studied Chinese and history at the University of Washington. He served as a medic for the US Navy until returning to the University to ccomplete a BA in Far Eastern Studies in 1959. In 1966 he went to Thailand and was ordained as a novice Buddhist; in 1967 he received a full ordina ...more

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