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New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by bodom » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:22 am

Early Buddhist Meditation Studies (Volume 1)

In this book, Bhikkhu Analayo, scholar and meditation teacher, examines central aspects of Buddhist meditation as reflected in the early discourses of the Buddha, based on revised and reorganized material from previously published articles. The main topics he takes up are mindfulness, the path to awakening, absorption, and the brahmaviharas. He compares parallel versions of the discourses in a variety of languages which offers a window on the earliest stages in the development of these Buddhist teachings.
*For whatever reason, (due to being on my cell phone?) I am unable to post the link to Amazon where you can get the book.*

:namaste:
The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by Phena » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:01 am

bodom wrote:
Early Buddhist Meditation Studies (Volume 1)

In this book, Bhikkhu Analayo, scholar and meditation teacher, examines central aspects of Buddhist meditation as reflected in the early discourses of the Buddha, based on revised and reorganized material from previously published articles. The main topics he takes up are mindfulness, the path to awakening, absorption, and the brahmaviharas. He compares parallel versions of the discourses in a variety of languages which offers a window on the earliest stages in the development of these Buddhist teachings.
*For whatever reason, (due to being on my cell phone?) I am unable to post the link to Amazon where you can get the book.*

:namaste:
Thanks Bodom! Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Early-Buddhist-M ... 1540410501 (you need to enclose it within the feature now apparently).

I just this week ordered Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation by Analyo. I'm sure people were already aware of this release, but here is the link if you weren't: https://www.amazon.com/Compassion-Empti ... 1909314552

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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by aflatun » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:29 am

Thanks for this, I'm looking forward to this one

@Phena: Compassion and Emptiness is a wonderful book, very deep and pragmatic wisdom in my opinion. His take on the practical application of "emptiness practice" is very interesting and would make for a wonderful discussion at some point.
"People often get too quick to say 'there's no self. There's no self...no self...no self.' There is self, there is focal point, its not yours. That's what not self is."

Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli
Senses and the Thought-1, 42:53

"Those who create constructs about the Buddha,
Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
They fail to see the Thus-Gone.

That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
Is also the nature of this world.
There is no nature of the Thus-Gone.
There is no nature of the world."

Nagarjuna
MMK XXII.15-16

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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by Mkoll » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:38 am

My man! Thanks for sharing this.

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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by Sprouticus » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:07 am

:woohoo:

:thanks:
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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by Kamran » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:19 pm

Thanks for posting.

Kindle version is only $.99 :thanks:
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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by piotr » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:38 pm

Hi guys,

you can download this book now for free: https://www.academia.edu/32702524/Early ... on_Studies
Bhagavaṃmūlakā no, bhante, dhammā...

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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by bodom » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:27 am

piotr wrote:Hi guys,

you can download this book now for free: https://www.academia.edu/32702524/Early ... on_Studies
Excellent thank you piotr.

:namaste:
The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by Buddha Vacana » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:09 am

Here is a direct link where no one will ask for your personal data:

https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg ... o/ebms.pdf

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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by frank k » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 pm

Buddha Vacana, didn't you have a thread where you reviewed the book?

I'm starting to do my review, and it's going to be in very small installments over time.

First installment:
covers MN 128, SN 40.1, narrative fallacy
https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... ayos.html
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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by Manopubbangama » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:45 pm

Buddha Vacana wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:09 am
Here is a direct link where no one will ask for your personal data:

https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg ... o/ebms.pdf
Thank you friend. :anjali:

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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by Dhammanando » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:49 am

frank k wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 pm
From the article:

"And since Mogallana is one of the mightiest meditators of all time, therefore drowsiness is an advanced practice."
Is this a typo? Shouldn't it read: "...overcoming drowsiness is an advanced practice." ?
“Keep to your own pastures, bhikkhus, walk in the haunts where your fathers roamed.
If ye thus walk in them, Māra will find no lodgement, Māra will find no foothold.”
— Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta

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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by frank k » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:40 pm

Yes, that's an error. Thanks for the correction Bhante.
Dhammanando wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:49 am
frank k wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 pm
From the article:

"And since Mogallana is one of the mightiest meditators of all time, therefore drowsiness is an advanced practice."
Is this a typo? Shouldn't it read: "...overcoming drowsiness is an advanced practice." ?
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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by frank k » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:45 pm

third installment:
Case study on intellectual dishonesty, agendas, biases: Frankk and his views on jhāna, vitakka, vicara
https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... esty.html

second installment:
MN 111 Bhikkhu Analayo, circular reasoning and red herrings
https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... ular.html

First installment:
covers MN 128, SN 40.1, narrative fallacy
https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... ayos.html
www.lucid24.org/sted : ☸Lucid24.org🐘 STED definitions
www.audtip.org/audtip: 🎙️🔊Audio Tales in Pāli: ☸Dharma and Vinaya in many languages

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Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Post by suaimhneas » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:31 pm

frank k wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:45 pm
third installment:
Case study on intellectual dishonesty, agendas, biases: Frankk and his views on jhāna, vitakka, vicara
https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... esty.html

second installment:
MN 111 Bhikkhu Analayo, circular reasoning and red herrings
https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... ular.html

First installment:
covers MN 128, SN 40.1, narrative fallacy
https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... ayos.html
Hi Frankk (nice to see you posting on jhana over here). To play devil's advocate on your "second installment" on circular reasoning, maybe Analayo does have an at least arguable point (hadn't thought about it myself this way before)? His logic seems to be that later enlightenment factors are dependent on earlier enlightenment factors, so concentration must depend on the five earlier ones. If Sariputta is observing their arising and passing, then on the passing of an earlier factor, the later enlightenment factor, concentration, must also be consequently absent at the time. That seems to be his argument, which doesn't seem circular to me.

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