“The dhamma that the
Buddha delineated is only a map detailing various paths. We, as the travelers,
must carefully examine and understand the map….This is comparable to the
necessity of a flashlight while traversing an unknown trail in the dark. The
course is littered with various intersections and signs, each pointing to a
different destination. Some intersections lead to apayabhumi (hell realms), heaven, or
nibbana (ultimate enlightenment). If all of this is understood, difficulties will be absent in
Paradigm Shift was Venerable Acariya Thoon
Khippapanyo’s penultimate book authored before attaining ultimate enlightenment on November 11, 2008
at Wat Pa Ban Koh in Udon Thani,
was the book Acariya Thoon was most proud of because of its comprehensive and
In everyday language we can all understand, Rodney Smith extends the conversation about death to people of all ages and states of health. Through exercises and guided meditative reflections at the end of each chapter, the lessons of the dying become a blueprint for our own growth.
In From Carr to Keneally respected experts analyse the four terms of Labor government in NSW: the premiers and their ministers, the political parties and their electoral fortunes; the role of independents; policies in all key areas; and changes in the bureaucracy, cabinet and parliament.
The definitive account of the Labor era in NSW, From Carr to Keneally goes to the heart of issues which Labor faces around Australia at both state and federal levels.