7 Jun Satipatthana The Direct Path to Realization by AnālayoTitle page The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is the teaching on mindfulness and the breath. 3 Oct Satipaṭṭhāna: the direct path to realization. I will leave it up to Samvega to lead the discussion. Further details should follow shortly.:anjali. This book helps to fill what has long been a glaring gap in the scholarship on Early Buddhism, offering us a detailed textual study of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta, the.
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Now I can appreciate the 3rd and the 4th parts, contemplation of mind and dhammas. Anyone familiar with the basic concepts of Buddhism and meditation will love this Sutra, and most likely be directly impacted from the reading and practice in a deeply profound way. Unlike more popular books on the subject, he is not out to establish the exclusive validity of one particular system of meditation as against others; his aim, rather, is to explore the sutta as a wide-ranging and multi-faceted source of guidance which allows for alternative interpretations and approaches to practice.
It is a top five dharma book. Christopher Titmuss The Satipatthana Sutta is the teaching on mindfulness and the breath and is the bases of much insight meditation practice today.
Fortunately, the practice itself is the best teacher, and those who realzation found it and thus been taught, can help Pafh Buddha himself said he could answer questions about satipatthana without repeating himself or exhausting his answers for a whole century straight.
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As the fruit of the author’s Ph. One of the central tasks of sati is the de-automatization of habitual reactions and perceptual evaluations. Great book to have on the shelf. Those who find the pages of detailed discussion too daunting to plow through can take heart: Rather, his aim is to explore the sutta as a wide-ranging and multi-faceted source of guidance which allows for alternative interpretations and approaches to practice.
The Direct Path to Realization Paperback Joseph Goldstein — June 7, I learned a lot from this wonderful book and highly recommend it to both experienced meditators and those just beginning to explore the path.
With painstaking thoroughness, Ven. The Buddha himself said he could answer questions about satipatthana without repeating himself or exhausting his answers realizatiin a whole century straight.
This is a helpful psychology for understanding and practice.
Not for the beginner. Feb 21, Gabe rated it really liked it. The Buddha’s words themselves present quite different description of Satipatthana: Which, for my friends, sadly means “no, you cannot borrow it. In fact, several modern teachers have developed successful approaches to mindfulness of breathing independent of the nostril area.
I just finished this book and am waiting on snail-mail to deliver me my copy the one I have now is a library book. Rather, his aim is to explore the sutta as a wide-ranging and multi-faceted source of guidance which allows for alternative interpretations and approaches to practice.
Till then, feel free to start without me. By carefully paying attention to each of the Buddha’s original words, their arrangement and their associations, the pithy instructions suddenly become revealed in all their startling power. Jun 13, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thus satipatthana would mean “attending with mindfulness” instead of “foundation of mindfulness.
Read this way, the entire book is very easily consumed and digested. Working with a group made what could otherwise be dry reading vital and lively. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Buddhist meditation or philosophy. Rupert Gethin — June 7, Important aspects of sati are bare and equanimous receptivity, combined with an alert, broad, and open state of mind.
It is to be recommended not only for the way in which it examines these instructions in meditation in the context of the early discourses and in relation to the traditional interpretations of the Pali commentaries, but also for the way in which it encompasses the observations and interpretations of both modern scholars of Buddhism and teachers of meditation.
If the importance of this work is ever superseded, I will be astonished — and delighted: It’s not a pleasure reading book but an academic text that includes a translation of the Buddha’s actual teachings. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jun 30, Katy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Analayo makes the point that “expositions on satipatthana are also preserved in the Chinese and Sanskrit, with intriguing occasional variations from the Pali presentations” p.
The secret is in the attention we pay to the Buddha’s words. Jul 14, Forest Tong rated it it was amazing.
Ideally, it will encourage in both types of readers the same wholesome synthesis of scholarship and practice that underlies the author’s own treatment of his subject. The jem of this book is Analayo’s excellent translation of Buddha’s teaching, the Sattipatthana Sutra or Direct Path to realization.
The Direct Path to Realization. They leave it open to 5 possible interpretations.