The Wonderful World Of Learning

The Wonderful World Of LearningHaving used all my holiday, and more, over the summer, I’m the muggins who has had to look after the office today. Not that I’m here completely alone, there are others around the place, but in terms of IT, I’m it … if you see what I mean. So in the quietness of the office, I’ve been able to keep one hand on the tiller and one ear on my Buddhist audio books.

As we all strive for Buddhahood, the life-state of Learning is a wonderful place to be. I love reading and listening to instructional podcasts and devote as much time as I can to these every day. Understanding the principles behind the practice is so important. If understanding is missing, chanting and working towards enlightenment is an uphill, and potentially futile, struggle.

So much is available on the internet that you can always find the information you need to take your knowledge to the next level. To make the most of every free minute of every day, I download podcasts from Karen and Jason Jarrett’s website, A Buddhist Podcast.

There are dozens of topics covered, as you would imagine, they have been online for over five years now. There are also audiobook versions of The Reluctant Buddhist, and Buddhism and the Science of Happiness, read by William Woollard himself, and The Buddha, Geoff and Me, all of which are hugely instructional and inspirational.

Learning is not just the way forward, it is insurance against going back to where we have come from. I love it, and I’m sure you will too.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. contextrelated
    Dec 27, 2012 @ 22:47:53

    How weird is that as I’ve just started reading the Reluctant Buddhist by William Wollard on my Kindle.

    Reply

    • Anupadin
      Dec 27, 2012 @ 22:54:41

      For weird, we might substitute the word coincidence, but we know that there’s no such thing. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the book and I hope that you find it enlightening too. Namaste ~ Anupadin

      Reply

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