Unravelling the Mysteries of Mind and Body through Abhidhamma
Posted by: admin on 08/06/2013 03:15 AM
This is another review extracted from Reviews at Amazon.com
A complicated subject, simplified and readable June 18, 2013
Using her extensive knowledge of a subject often considered complicated and impenetrable, the author draws out the essence of the Abhidhamma, the core teachings of the Buddha, in this important book. Presented in straightforward, easy-to-read language with simple analogies and clear anecdotes, the book is equally suitable for beginning meditators as well as those who have followed the Buddha's path for many years.
Although easily read, the book is perhaps most valuable as a study manual, a reference that answers many of the detailed questions that naturally arise as one progresses upon the Noble Eightfold Path. Beginners might naturally progress more slowly through the material, while an advanced meditator who has read and studied the Satipatthana Sutta and longed to understand the details behind this and other suttas will certainly appreciate the analytical nature and direct style in which the material is presented.