Title: Snow in the Summer
Author: Sayadaw U Jotika
Length: 105 pages
0:12:33 1.Mind, Mindfulness and Meditation
2:10:19 3.Parental Love and Guidance
2:18:55 4.Life, Living and Death
2:56:56 5.Learning and Teaching
3:36:58 6.Value and Philosophy
4:34:08 7.Friendship, Relationships and Loving-kindness
‘I have found a place. It is very peaceful there. No country, no nation, no government, no religion, no judgment, I go there quite often. Some day I’ll go there and stay there for good. There is a whisper among the bamboo groves. Those who do not depend on words to understand the meaning will understand the meaning. Listen!’
Sayadaw U Jotika Snow in the Summer was first published in 1998 in Malaysia and reprinted in Australia shortly after that. The second edition of the English version has been reprinted four times in Malaysia in recent years. It has also been translated into Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Russian, Dutch, and French in their respective countries and latest into Thai which makes it the 10th language worldwide, with the total print run of more than one million copies!
Snow in the Summer was compiled from letters written by Sayadaw U Jotika to mainly two of his students living outside of Burma (Bruce Mitteldorf and a Malaysian compiler) between early 80’s to the 90’s.
This interesting book will share with the reader’s innermost thoughts, feelings and understanding from an ordinary Burmese monk who leads an ordinary way of life, but he is truly an extraordinary being! Walking the Dharma path requires tremendous courage, honesty and clarity to probe into our hearts and minds and remove all obstacles and barriers to our awakening.
Dharma is beautiful and the beautiful has to be practiced consistently and sincerely from the depth of our hearts. Self – deception. Sometimes it can be so complete that You don’t even know. Defensiveness makes you blind to your own weaknesses (Self – deception). We deceive ourselves to be happy. Sometime it is painful to see our weak point; It takes a lot of courage, honesty and mindfulness. Dharma is in living your life, not in books.
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