"The dhamma that Buddha delineated is only a map detailing various paths. We, as the travelers, must carefully examine and understand the map. This is comparable to the necessity of a flashlight while traversing an unknown trail in the dark. The course is littered with various intersections and signs, each pointing to a different destination. Some intersections lead to apayabhumi, heaven or nibbana. If all of this is understood, difficulties will be absent in one's travels." Paradigm Shift was Venerable Acariya Thoon Khippapanyo's penultimate book authored before he entered final nibbana on November 11, 2008 at Wat Pa Ban Koh, Udon Thani, Thailand. This comprehensive, detailed text contains everything any Buddhist practitioner needs to know in order to follow in Buddha's footsteps.