I didn't like the subservience the above quotation showed with respect to the Visudhimagga classification of anapanasati as samatha only, despite the fact that the last two thirds or more of...MN 118: Anapanasati Suttahttp://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
... are clearly about vipassana.
Hey Retro! I started a thread about these sorts of issues - viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1425
- and I would love to hear if you have more thoughts on this
Even if it's just to draw upon what you've said here I'd love to hear it. I note later in this thread you mentioned:
Maybe so... but it's a sad state of affairs when you can't defend the Buddhaword of the suttas, simply because the Visuddhimagga enthusiasts might get in a huff about it.
Which is exactly the sort of thing I was asking about
So clearly you feel that there are complications created by the commentarial treatment of anapanasati, care to share more?