In the Cool Shade of Compassion: The Enchanted World of the Buddha in the Jungle [EPUB]

In the Cool Shade of Compassion: The Enchanted World of the Buddha in the Jungle [EPUB]
In the Cool Shade of Compassion: The Enchanted World of the Buddha in the Jungle by Kamala Tiyavanich
2018 | EPUB | 61.08MB

A fascinating collection of stories of the Thai forest monks that illuminates the Thai Forest tradition as a vibrant, compassionate, and highly appealing way of life.

This work ingeniously intermingles real-life stories about nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Buddhist monks in old Siam (today’s Thailand) with experiences recorded by their Western contemporaries. Stories of giant snakes, bandits, boatmen, midwives, and guardian spirits collectively portray a Buddhist culture in all its imaginative and geographical brilliance. By juxtaposing these eyewitness accounts, Kamala Tiyavanich presents a new and vivid picture of Buddhism as it was lived and of the natural environments in which the Buddha’s teachings were practiced.