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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I’ll get the next chapter up in a couple of days. Just what are these “intriguing variations”?

It is as if we had inherited a powerful spacecraft, but couldn’t quite figure out the instruction booklet and so couldn’t engage some of its gears, and the inventor is gone so we can’t ask him directly. See Sujato’s post on the topic here: With the aid of the body contemplations one can come to realize the true [impermanent] nature of the body and thereby overcome one’s attachment to it. This book is a thorough and insightful guide to this deceptively simple yet profound teaching.

Finally and most importantly, this book shows us how we can all develop an accurate, fresh and independent approach to and understanding of the suttas and the Dhamma, one that is rooted in study, practice and reflection. Sep 15, Keith rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ajahn Sujato makes that point that the main variations seem to stem from a gradual de-emphasizing of “concentration” meditation in favor of a strict “vipassana-only” approach.

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paty I recently spent a day retreat with him and have a much better understanding of his methodology and his intent in writing this book. Analayo suggests “upatthana” as the root word, which means “placing near”.

Further details should follow shortly. 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.


Would anyone like to add to this seeming contradiction between scholars? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sujato, on the other hand seems to treat the refrain with some disdain, calling it a “late addition”. You will be hungry to apply to your practice what you have read, and want to read even more to help you understand or deal with your practical experience.

MN10 “Satipaṭṭhāna—The Direct Path to Realization” by Bhikkhu Anālayo – Essays – Discuss & Discover

He quotes Debes in footnote I highly recommend it to all serious buddhist thr. This book is surely destined to be a classic!

Working with a Studied this book as part of a year-long course in meditation practice at Springboard Sangha in Mt. Aug 04, Jessica Zu rated it it was amazing. You must be logged in to post a review. 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.

A bit dry, but I do find I go back to it now and again for reference. Theravada Buddhism Web Directory. You can get a free copy online.

Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization

This book does not do away with the necessity of seeking instructions and guidance for meditation from an experienced Samatha-Vipassana teacher. One of the central tasks of sati is the de-automatization of habitual reactions and perceptual evaluations.

Joseph Goldstein — June 7, If we patn, fully understand the words of the Buddha in the Satipathana Sutta and practice accordingly, we will, as the Buddha states confidently at the closing of the sutta, achieve realization within 7 years maximum, or even within 7 days. A gem for both beginners and more advanced practitioners. He also notes that using it in the sense of virect “direct” makes more sense in context with the final passage of the satipatthana sutta, where it makes a prediciton about how fast one can become enlightened, and tge that it is because it is “the direct path”.


Oct 14, Carlos Mestre marked it as to-read. By carefully paying attention to each of the Buddha’s original words, their arrangement satipatthhana their associations, the pithy instructions suddenly become revealed in all their startling power.

The Buddha’s instructions in the Satipatthana Sutta can seem at once cryptic and repetitive, covering as it does a seeming variety of meditation satjpatthana which are, apparently, to be approached in much the same way.

Practiced in this way, bare awareness of a hindrance becomes a middle path between suppression and indulgence.

Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization by Anālayo

Patthana, however, appears to be a late word that was not in use at the time of the discourses. The direct path to realization Each week we study and discuss a different sutta or Dhamma text. Goodreads helps you staipatthana track of books you want to read. The bibliography alone runs 21 pages.

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Studied this book as part of a year-long course in meditation practice at Springboard Sangha in Mt. It seems also to be possible to satipatthsna aspects from all four satipatthana’s in any meditation object. The Buddha himself said he could answer questions about satipatthana without repeating himself or exhausting his answers for a whole century straight.

Excellent for serious folks who meditate. Like the Satipatthana subjects that ths cover, the chapters of this book can actually be read in ANY order. However what I remeber from Ven. There is no later. Jun 30, Katy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Those who find the pages of detailed discussion too daunting to plow through can take heart: