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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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Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization by Anālayo

Jun 13, Michael rated it thhe was amazing Shelves: Clear and concise, it reads as wide as it is deep. Lists with This Book. 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 dlrect those just beginning to explore the path.

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.

He quotes Debes in footnote Looking in the footnotes it is noted that there are five additional versions in existence. It is, in my opinion, an indispensable guide.

Such conceptual proliferations tend to give rise to further concoctions of proliferations and cognitions, which lead from the originally perceived sense data to all kinds of associations concerning past, present, and future.

First of all, it is a faithful dissection of the original sutta, which reveals many new facets of understanding. Jul 30, Brendan rated it it was amazing. As the concluding exercise among the body contemplations, a regular recollection of death can lead to the realization that death is fearful only to the extent to which one identifies with the body. Everything derives from the Buddha’s discourse on the Four Foundations, and mindfulness is far more comprehensive than appearances indicate.


I recently spent a day retreat with him and have a much better understanding of his methodology and his intent in writing this book.

Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization

Oct 21, Natasha Nash rated it it was amazing Shelves: Studied this book as part of a year-long course in meditation practice at Springboard Sangha in Mt. Jul 02, Steve added it. Till then, feel free to start without me. This book is a thorough and insightful guide to this deceptively simple yet profound teaching. Want to Read saving…. Sep 15, Keith rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 24, Shelley Hainer rated it really liked it. Fi I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Buddhist meditation or philosophy.

Talks and Links ‘ an indispensable guide Analayo’s book for the moment, but will receive it in some days.

Each satipatthana is also individually satipattyana effective at dispelling a particular delusion. Daniel Davis rated it really liked it Nov 01, The “choiceless awareness” was first introduced by Krishnamurti, and modified by Ven.

But suddenly, someone decodes some of the key instructions, and the spacecraft becomes once again this instrument that is capable of taking us to the furthest reaches of outer space.


Just what are these “intriguing variations”? Working with a group made what could otherwise be dry reading vital and lively. I got this book for a foundations of mindfulness class I took last fall. Sujato’s opinion on the Satipatthana, is that the section on the body is exclusively?

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The Buddha himself said he could answer questions about satipatthana without repeating himself or exhausting his answers realizatlon a whole century straight. No registered users and 16 guests. Those who find the pages of detailed discussion too daunting to plow through can take heart: Which, for my friends, sadly means “no, you cannot borrow it.

The bibliography alone runs 21 pages. Feb 21, Gabe rated it really liked it. Pick up the book from satupatthana favorite bookseller and start taking notes on chapter 1.

The book should prove to be of value both to scholars of Early Buddhism and to serious meditators alike. Contemplation of body for dispelling the delusion of beauty, feelings for the delusion of happiness in fleeting pleasures, mind for permanence, and dhammas for pagh. I learned a lot from this wonderful book and highly recommend it to both experienced meditators and those just beginning to explore the path.