Why the criticisms?

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Re: Why the criticisms?

Postby Billymac29 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:18 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
Billymac29 wrote: . . .
In addition to the the book I recommended here, let me also recommed a brilliant book by Ven Analayo: Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization.


Do you know if the Venerable Analayo's book is available for download online?
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Re: Why the criticisms?

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:31 pm

Billymac29 wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:
Billymac29 wrote: . . .
In addition to the the book I recommended here, let me also recommed a brilliant book by Ven Analayo: Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization.


Do you know if the Venerable Analayo's book is available for download online?
thanks Tilt :anjali:
Not legally.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Why the criticisms?

Postby Billymac29 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:08 pm

Bringing this post back to life because I just received Ven Analayo's book Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization after a suggestion from tilt. This book is probably the most thorough, scholarly, well researched book I have read on the satipatthana sutta and on the term sati in general. IMO it is the book to read if one wants to understand the practice of sati and satipatthana. It definitely answered a lot of questions I was carrying with me.

Thanks Tilt ;)
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Re: Why the criticisms?

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:19 am

I am glad you found the book of value.

You might also find this series talks of value: http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/?s ... tipatthana
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People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Why the criticisms?

Postby alan... » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:38 am

the noting and what not is straight out of the satipatthana sutta.

"when walking he understands 'i am walking'. "

sounds like noting too me. i don't see much at all that is not directly from the suttas as far as his practice instructions are concerned. they seem to be right in line with the suttas. his sitting meditation instructions are kind of a stretch at points but for the most part they're from the suttas as well, it's about interpretation.

the other instructions and what not about insight knowledges and stuff may be commentary but i don't know. what's more important though? that practical methods are canonical or that higher definitions and structure are?
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Re: Why the criticisms?

Postby Billymac29 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:27 am

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alan... wrote:the noting and what not is straight out of the satipatthana sutta.

"when walking he understands 'i am walking'. "

sounds like noting too me. i don't see much at all that is not directly from the suttas as far as his practice instructions are concerned. they seem to be right in line with the suttas. his sitting meditation instructions are kind of a stretch at points but for the most part they're from the suttas as well, it's about interpretation.

the other instructions and what not about insight knowledges and stuff may be commentary but i don't know. what's more important though? that practical methods are canonical or that higher definitions and structure are?

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