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Hi everybody,

Ken Folk's http://contemplativefitnessbook.com website has been down for several months. I had read that book-in-progress a few times before and found it great. Is someone in posession of an offline copy of that text and willing to send it over to me for personal use? Internet archives don't seem to have it.

Thanks!

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11/5/16 8:27 AM as a reply to Eudoxos ..
I have a pdf copy of the progress of insight portion of the book (35 pages). PM me if you'd like me to send it to you.

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11/9/16 11:23 AM as a reply to Eudoxos ..
Eudoxos .:
Hi everybody,

Ken Folk's http://contemplativefitnessbook.com website has been down for several months. I had read that book-in-progress a few times before and found it great. Is someone in posession of an offline copy of that text and willing to send it over to me for personal use? Internet archives don't seem to have it.

Thanks!
http://awakenetwork.org/forum/kfd-public/13486-what-happened-to-contemplativefitnessbook-com

What happened to contemplativefitnessbook.com ??? 17 Jun 2015 00:23 #99237
Thanks for making a copy, Dreamwalker. Yes, welcome to post relevant portions here or on DhO. I just ask that you label it as a work in progress.

Tom, I'm also interested in your suggestion to post chapters here in the Read section as work in progress, given that Dreamwalker seems to have the most up-to-date copy.


Kenneth Folk
As far as I know this is still welcomed to be shared.  If this is no longer the case please contact me by PM or on this thread and I will remove it immediately.

Per request-
This document is a work in progress by Kenneth Folk-

Relevent portions posted below


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11/9/16 6:26 PM as a reply to Dream Walker.
Thanks D.W just read the intro, very good reading. I often think a teacher's life, once recorded (if it is an interesting, well told tale, as this appears to be) is as alluring as the practice itself and in some cases much more so. Why a man of great objectivity can't solve his login in to wordpress problem, is a worry though! emoticon

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11/10/16 4:19 PM as a reply to Marty G.
Just read the whole PDF, great personal journey. I enjoyed his honesty and commttment.

Some irony regards: " Who Am I?"  as one of his gears. Kenneth makes it clear that the outcome of this enquiry created by the Advaitic Sage Ramana Maharshi, is the there is no constant 'self' or Self  (in line with Buddhist thought) whereas Ramana taught Absolute Self  as his very point that's amusing, I'm sure Kenneth is well aware of this.

His despair at gaining three attainments and still being a depressed and confused character, that is a priceless lesson and very honest and accurate. 

His description of his relationship with one of the Burmese teachers as the 'mean old man' was great and very instructive, the book definately should be in print.

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11/15/16 3:13 AM as a reply to Dream Walker.
Thanks a lot, Dreamwalker! (I secretly hope that Kenneth is finalizing the text and it will be printed at some point.)

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11/16/16 7:57 AM as a reply to Eudoxos ..
FWIW and for easier reading, I did a semi-automated conversion to restructured text, so I attach here the result (rst and 2 images) plus the rendering done via rst2html5 --bootstrap-css --embed-content --embed-images kfb.rst > kfb.html (the image was changed to PNG as rst2html5 does not properly embed svgs). The HTML is much easier to read on small-form devices such as phones. There might be some missed formatting, and footnotes were put in-place in braces. I am glad Kenneth agreed that the text is made public here. Cheers, e.

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3/18/19 12:35 PM as a reply to Eudoxos ..
Update: I put the book to https://github.com/eudoxos/cfitness/ , links to HTML and epub version at the bottom of the page; hope still okay to share publicly.