This book, containing transcriptions of twelve talks by the renowned Buddhist nun Ayya Khema, is for all people everywhere who seek liberation from suffering and desire true happiness.
The Buddha taught: “there’s only one thing I teach: suffering and its end.” Suffering is not only pain and grief, but all the unsatisfactoriness all of us experience during our lifetime. It is that unfulfilled striving in heart and mind which keeps pushing us in so many directions to find the ultimate satisfaction.
When we have realized that all the avenues we have tried have brought us to a dead end, then the time has come to turn to Buddha’s teachings and see for ourselves whether his promise of an end to suffering can be experienced within ourselves and whether true fulfillment is possible.
In clear and accessible language Ayya Khema explains in this booklet how we can let go of our preconceived ideas about happiness and suffering, and come upon uncharted landscapes within ourselves, which provide a totally new concept of life, its purpose, its value and its ultimate reality.
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You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the wayBuddha, Dhp 276