Anapanasati Sutta Commentary

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Anapanasati Sutta Commentary

Post by bodom » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:58 pm

Im looking for recommendations on an academic, scholarly yet practical commentary on the Anapanasati Sutta. One in the same vein as Analayo's Satipatthana commentary. Those who are familiar with Analayo's work will know what I mean. Oh and yes I have already read Buddhadasa's and Rosenberg's. Thanks in advance.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Anapanasati Sutta Commentary

Post by jcsuperstar » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:57 pm

have you seen this one?
Mindfulness of Breathing
Bhikkhu Nanamoli
This book brings together the most important suttas from the Pali Canon and extracts from the commentaries dealing with anapanasati the meditative practice of mindfulness of breathing.
http://www.bps.lk/meditation.asp
and online
http://books.google.com/books?printsec= ... &q&f=false
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Anapanasati Sutta Commentary

Post by bodom » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:23 pm

I forgot about that one. Definitely worth looking into. Thanks.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Anapanasati Sutta Commentary

Post by Aerok » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:58 am

SATHU SATHU

Mindfulness of Breathing Buddhist text from the Bali Canon and commentaries(Sareebhutta Bhikkhu) Transalated by Bhikkhu Nanamoli 1952

; http://books.google.com/books?printsec= ... &q&f=false" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


page 49 : Last paragraph

The nine way of knowing

(a) He breathes in a long in-breath reckoned as a long extent.

(b) He breathes out a long out-breath reckoned as a long extent.

....etc.




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Re: Anapanasati Sutta Commentary

Post by Ben » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:15 am

Hi Bodom

I imagine you are already familiar with Ledi Sayadaw's Anapana Dipani?

hardcopy from pariyatti:
http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... fm?PC=1130" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

fulltext online:
http://aimwell.org/Books/Ledi/Anapanasa ... asati.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

kind regards

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Re: Anapanasati Sutta Commentary

Post by bodom » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:50 am

I sure am Ben thank you. Started it last night. It is as excellent as his other works.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Anapanasati Sutta Commentary

Post by jcsuperstar » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:06 am

i cant believe i forgot to mention that one. it's good and short too!
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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