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Light of Discovery (H) Hardcover – October 15, 1995

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"This collection of interviews and writings addresses the questions that baffle many newcomers." -- GQ

About the Author

Toni Packer began studying Zen at the Rochester Zen Center in 1967 with Roshi Philip Kapleau (author of The Three Pillars of Zen). She teaches and leads retreats at Springwater Center in Springwater, New York. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 1st edition (October 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804830630
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804830638
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,434,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Forrest on April 15, 2012
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I have not completed the book as yet, but a third of the way into it, it is very apparent that it lays out a no nonsense, clear invitation to being alive in the present moment. There is no dogma or step by step process. It is about noticing thoughts and feelings and emotions in the moment they arise. She cuts away the underpinnings of egoic clinging. There is no demand to change, but rather an invitation to awakening.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. F. Sell on February 10, 2013
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I enjoyed this book. In my opinion everything I read was grounded in reality.

If you are wanting to read a book that gives you the answers to all your deep questions.....do not choose this book.

To the author's credit...all questions asked of her in this book by people seeking were given the answer, "Look within. She doesn't diminish a person's wisdom by giving answers or pretending to know their answer. All answers are within.
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Provoking. Something that needs to be re-read several times in order to absorb the message. Would give it 5 stars, but it has affected me deeper than I know. My inner "jury" is still out on it. It has definitely helped me to be more in the now, but also there's more that I can't quite put my finger on. Still working with the concept of "just this." Thanks, Toni Packer.
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Wonderful book! Great book pointing to the simple presence that is here and now prior to all the concepts we create. Summarizes the essential teachings of many great spiritual traditions without the unnecessary extras that one typically has to sift through to get to the gems. Highest recommendation!
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