Yogavacara's Manual

The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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Yogavacara's Manual

Post by pilgrim » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:49 am

I just recently learned of the existence of this meditation manual.

"The single rare Pali and Sinhalese manuscript was discovered in 1893 at Bamabara-walla Vihara in Sri Lanka by Anagarika Dharmapala. T.W. Rhys Davids of the Pali Text Society translated the text into English in 1896. It was later translated by F.L. Woodward as "Manual of a Mystic".

It appears to be the pre-cursor or at least have some common ground with the Dhammakaya method of meditation.
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Re: Yogavacara's Manual

Post by dylanj » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:58 am

I bought this from pariyatti without realizing there's no English translation. Guess I'll read it when/if I learn pali.
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: Yogavacara's Manual

Post by pulga » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:21 am

dylanj wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:58 am
I bought this from pariyatti without realizing there's no English translation. Guess I'll read it when/if I learn pali.
Manual of a Mystic

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Re: Yogavacara's Manual

Post by dylanj » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:21 pm

pulga wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:21 am
dylanj wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:58 am
I bought this from pariyatti without realizing there's no English translation. Guess I'll read it when/if I learn pali.
Manual of a Mystic
Wow, after seeing this I went & looked at pariyatti again. They have it in English too, I just bought the wrong one.

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susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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