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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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.

This book is heavily influenced by the “bare attention” aka “choiceless awareness” approach of Tl. Read this way, the entire book is very easily consumed and digested. The secret is in the attention we pay to the Buddha’s words.

The realixation of the book contains in-depth explanation of the teaching for those who need more detail, academic analysis and comparisons to other Buddhist texts which I will personally p The jem of this book is Analayo’s excellent translation of Buddha’s teaching, the Sattipatthana Sutra or Direct Path to realization. Since the “choiceless awareness” doesn’t have support in Buddha’s words, didect it in the Satipatthana sutta is misguiding.

Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization

Like the Satipatthana subjects that they cover, the chapters of this book can actually be read in ANY order. The Buddha’s instructions in realizarion Satipatthana Sutta can seem at once cryptic and repetitive, covering as it does a seeming variety of meditation subjects which are, apparently, to be approached in much the same way. Although this is possible, Relization recommends a balanced appoach of muttiple meditation exercises.


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.

The bibliography alone runs 21 pages. Analayo suggests “upatthana” as the root word, which means “placing near”. It’s not a pleasure reading book but an academic text that includes a translation of the Buddha’s actual teachings. Working with a Studied this book as part of a year-long course drect meditation practice at Springboard Sangha in Mt.

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

I highly recommend it to all serious buddhist meditators. This book elucidates the cryptic Satipatthana Sutta.

There are many stories recorded of the Buddha giving pithily-worded instructions to people, like in satiatthana story of Bahiya which is recounted in this book, and the person gains immediate realization. I learned a lot from this wonderful book and highly recommend it to both experienced meditators and those just beginning to explore the path.

For such purpose, this book will be indispensable.

All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain. A gem for satipattgana beginners and more advanced practitioners. Add a review Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a review.


Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization (Paperback) – Windhorse Publications

djrect 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. Talks and Links ‘ an indispensable guide I strongly recommend this book to anyone who parh interested in Buddhist meditation or philosophy.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Ideally, it will encourage in both types of reader the same wholesome synthesis of scholarship and practice that underlies the author’s own treatment of his subject. I got this book for a foundations of mindfulness class I took last fall.

It is Analayo’s dissertation, so it isn’t a quick read, but it is thorough, informative, and all you need to know. Return to Book Page. I will leave it up to Samvega to lead the discussion.

It is, in my opinion, an indispensable guide. Which, for my friends, sadly means “no, you cannot borrow it. This book is a thorough and insightful direft to this deceptively simple yet profound teaching.