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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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Once this conditioned nature of feelings is fully apprehended, detachment arises naturally and one’s identification with feelings realozation to dissolve.

And when I say ordinary I mean very ordinary. Both books are a challenge to the lay reader because the writing is scholastic, abstract and filled with exotic terminology. Working with a group made what could otherwise be dry reading vital and lively.

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. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain. You can read the chapter on Mindfulness, on the Hindrances, on Realization, on ANY of the topics, as you feel the need to understand these topics more because of your own meditative experiences.

Jun 30, Katy rated it it was amazing Shelves: The day providential to itself. We want to do something, change something, create something.

Thanks for the help! 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. You are becoming more serious about insight meditation and want to learn more about it from an in depth analysis.


Understanding is often further hampered by inadequate or inaccurate translations of the Pali terms.

Book Review: Satipatthana, The Direct Path to Realization by Analayo | Aloha Dharma

Satipathtana can re-read it as they progress in practice, and each time it will reveal new facets of practice, or remind them of facets of practice they have missed. First of all, it is a faithful dissection of the original sutta, which reveals many new facets of understanding. Analayo takes you through the teachings step-by-step. Want to Read saving….

Jun 13, Mariana rated it it was amazing. Joseph Goldstein — June 7, No trivia or quizzes yet. Deep understanding of the Satipatthana by a German monk living in Sri Satiparthana. I felt understood and guided in a very easy going and loving way. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Consider how Jane Goodall studies chimpanzees. Hmm, I’ve done a good firect using google’s internal site-search like this site: A gem for both beginners and more advanced practitioners. Just do that and keep doing that as long as you can. Refresh and try again. Great book to have on the shelf. Being free from attachment to the body, one will be freed from any fear realixation physical death.

This book is surely destined to be a classic! This is so simple it is mind-bogglingly hard to understand.

Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization

The Buddha’s instructions in the Satipatthana Sutta can seem at once satipafthana and repetitive, covering as it does a seeming variety of meditation subjects which are, apparently, to be approached in much the same way. It seems to be very well respected as such, but I can’t see opening it again unless prompted to in a study group type of situation.

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There are many stories recorded of the Buddha giving pithily-worded instructions to people, like in the story of Bahiya which is recounted in this book, and the person gains immediate realization.

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. What do we do when we look at these things? Fi I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Buddhist meditation or philosophy.

Important aspects of sati are bare and equanimous receptivity, combined with an alert, broad, and open state of mind. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

About Ron To learn meditation, no matter where you are in the world, just send an email to: Add a review Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a review. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here But it is abundantly clear that in both books the author knows what he is talking about.

Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization by Anālayo

What does “dharma” mean? The Buddha is saying clearly over and over, just know what you are experiencing in your body and mind right this instant. Wout rated it it was amazing Satipatthwna 04, The Buddha adds that if you keep it up at a more moderate level you can expect awakening in 7 months to 7 years.