The Path of Freedom: Vimuttimagga [Soma Thera, N.R.M. Ehara] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Path of Freedom, or Vimuttimagga. Path of Freedom: Vimuttimagga BPS- The Path of Freedom, or Vimuttimagga, which serves as a meditation manual, is broadly considered a great and. 21 Sep Probably written in Pali in Sri Lanka during the first century AD, the Vimuttimagga survived only in Chinese translation, from which the present.

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But, because we don’t have the material that Buddhaghosa used, for example, we don’t know how many disputes were there before him. It is widely believed that the Vimuttimagga may have been the model used by Buddhaghosha to compose his magnum opus, the Visuddhimagga Path of Purificationseveral centuries later. Who is online Users browsing this forum: Though, the whole issue of whether the Theravada was a doctrinal single unit is also up for debate.

The book was probably written in India and then later brought to Sri Lanka. Thank you Adeh and Gavesake for your take on the vimuttimagga verses the visuddhimagga. Views Read View source View history.

It is considered the most important Theravada text outside of the Tipitaka canon of scriptures. It may date from between the 1st and 4th centuries CE.

Next there follows a large and wonderful section on training in Concentration Samadhi based on the forty traditional meditation subjects. The language in that translation was more poetic, but I gradually grew to appreciate Bhikkhu Nanamoli’s more approachable and practical language, and now I seldom refer to the other.

This page was last edited on 11 Marchat This is it, the masterful commentary on Buddha’s path that is one of the cornerstones of Theravada Buddhism. I have read the visuddhimagga, it is very old and attributed to buddhaghosa. It is interesting to note that Bhikkhu Nanamoli, an Englishman who ordained in Sri Lanka at age 43 inand who then spent most of the rest of his remaining years in study and retreat, wrote this translation solely for his own use, because there were no available copies of the only other extant translation: In the course of this treatise full and detailed instructions are given on 40 subjects of meditation aimed at concentration, an elaborate account of Buddhist Abhidhamma philosophy, and explicit descriptions of the stages of insight culminating in final liberation.


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Their birth in grief and ashes. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It’s good to be alive in a time when excellent English translations of this and other great Buddhist works are readily available.

Haven’t looked into this area for a few years, now. Originally composed in the fifth century, this new translation provides English speakers insights into this foundational text. Upatissa gives four ways of cultivating Anapanasatiwhile Buddhagosa gives eight.

For anyone interested, here are a couple of papers which discuss aspects of the Vimuttimagga in relation to the Visuddhimagga: No registered users and 28 guests. When you’re finished, you’ll be changed enough that you can go back to the beginning and get new insights on a second trip through.

Vimuttimagga – Probably written in Pali in Sri Lanka during the first century AD, the Vimuttimagga survived only in Chinese translation, from which the present rendering has been made.

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The original text possibly Pali or Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit is no longer extant, but the work has survived in Chinese. The pdf copies I downloaded from scribd are searchable which isn’t always the same with all pdf documents.


While the Visuddhimagga is much longer work, both texts only differ on minor points. But, there are a number of points where they differ. Old Sri Lankan text, probably Mahasamghika in origin, that was lost in Lanka but preserved only in Chinese.

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But it is ever so much more than merely a Vipassana manual. This page was last edited on 31 Julyat The Vimuttimagga bears a striking similarity to the Visuddhimagga by Buddhagosaand vimuttimsgga is highly probable that it had an influence on Buddhagosa.

In general the book is comprehensive and profoundly helpful to one’s practice, and to one’s appreciation of the roots of Buddhist tradition as well. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. This is the Buddha’s teaching.

Anyway, thank you all for the input. Buddhist Terms Buddhist Practices Path.


Many Theravadins would vimutyimagga to think this. So, apologies for the misrepresentation above. We are fortunate that he did.

The work is compiled in accordance with classical Buddhist division of the path into the three stages of virtue, concentration, and wisdom, culminating in the goal of liberation. One of the most famous books in Buddhist history.

All articles of CBE. I would prefer a vimuttomagga copy, but as I mentioned the BPS is not offering it right now.