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. Bhikkhu Anālayo (): Satipaṭṭhāna – The Direct Path to Realization. Windhorse Publications. A free PDF version of the book. Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization is a gem. Ven. Analayo has done a superb job of elucidating this core teaching of the Buddha. His clarity of style.
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His analysis combines the detached objectivity of the academic scholar with the engaged concern of the practitioner for whom meditation is a way of life rather than just a subject of study.
The rest of the book contains in-depth explanation of the teaching for those who analao more detail, academic analysis and comparisons to other Buddhist texts which I will realizatoon probably never get down to reading. Both books are full of detail. Years ago I read this sutta during a special meditation retreat, and now it seemed that it was for me only a beginner level of understanding, mainly concerned with the first levels of contemplation of the body, and sometimes feeling.
Jun 30, Carolyn rated it it was dieect Shelves: We want to do something, change something, create something. Meditators can re-read it as they progress eirect practice, and each time it will reveal new facets of practice, or remind them of facets of practice they have missed. The jem of this book is Analayo’s excellent translation of Buddha’s teaching, the Sattipatthana Sutra or Direct Path to realization.
If you are serious about knowing what is in the Satipatthana, this is probably your go-to book. Working with a Studied this book as part of a year-long course in dlrect practice at Springboard Sangha in Mt.
All that emphasis on mindfulness in medicine, schools, stress relief programs? The fourth foundation contains things like the five hinderances, the seven factors of enlightenment and the five aggregates.
MN10 “Satipaṭṭhāna—The Direct Path to Realization” by Bhikkhu Anālayo – Essays – Discuss & Discover
The Buddha’s instructions in the Satipatthana Sutta can seem at once cryptic and repetitive, covering as it does a seeming pth of meditation subjects which are, apparently, to be approached in much the same way.
With painstaking thoroughness, Ven. The author gets into the nuances and subtleties of the four foundations in a way that is dealization. Finally finished rereading this masterpiece again. Fortunately, the practice itself is the best teacher, and those who have found it and thus been taught, can help illuminate the ingress for those who follow.
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. Which, for my friends, sadly means “no, you cannot borrow it. For anyone experienced in the natural sciences this should sound vaguely familiar. Good for the real student of the dharma. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is a top five dharma book. As the fruit of the author’s Ph.
Studied this book as part of a year-long course in meditation sxtipatthana at Springboard Sangha in Mt. This way of reading fulfills the wish and intention of the author that scholarship should support practice.
Everything derives from the Buddha’s discourse on the Four Foundations, and mindfulness is far more comprehensive than appearances indicate. Joseph Realizahion — June 7, Anyone can easily watch for body sensations, mental activity and reactions, but there are subtle and important things occurring that are part of the natural behavior of the body and mind.
Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization by Anālayo
It’s not a pleasure reading book but an academic text that includes a translation of the Buddha’s actual teachings. This book does not do away with the necessity of seeking instructions and guidance for meditation from an experienced Samatha-Vipassana teacher.
First of all, it is a faithful dissection of the original sutta, which reveals many new facets of understanding. Cheers for the recommendation. The second kind of person who would get something from this book are those who have been doing insight meditation for a while, and analxyo something is starting to happen. One of the central tasks idrect sati is the de-automatization of habitual reactions and perceptual evaluations. But it is abundantly clear that in both books the author knows what he is talking about.