Ayya Khema explores 12 short extracts from the vast collection of Buddhist teachings, encouraging us to take an honest look at ourselves. If we can take this step, we may find we suffer from anger, fear and greed, but we may also discover the seeds of contentment and inner peace. Ayya Khema exhorts us to use awareness, reflection and meditation – the simple tools for change prescribed by the Buddha 2500 years ago. Training our mind in this way, we can release ourselves from the grip of negative emotions and enjoy the benefits of greater joy and confidence. The Buddha urged people to come and see for themselves the truth of his teachings – to test them in the fires of their own experience. To those who take up this challenge, he promises a path of increasing happiness and freedom.
Windhorse Publications, 2008