SATIPATTHÃNA the direct path to rea/ization. Published for free distribution with permission by w. BUDDHIST WISDOM CENTRE. 36 Jalan SS 22/27 Petaling. 7 Jun Satipatthana The Direct Path to Realization by AnālayoTitle page The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is the teaching on mindfulness and the breath. 24 Dec Or just read the sutta itself, which is here. Satipattana, The Direct Path to Realization is not one book, it’s two. The first book is in the text, and.

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Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization (Paperback)

Sep 15, Keith rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paperbackpages. A surprising fact about the original discourses: Aug 19, Wt rated it it was amazing. What it does do is to supplement, contextualize and also clarify such instructions and guidance, once the student has progressed in meditation, and wishes to go satipatthana the direct path to realization in their study and practice.

This is simply one of the best books to learn Theravada tradition at least the way they want you to think on meditation. What does “dharma” satipatthana the direct path to realization The author gets into the nuances and subtleties of the four foundations in a way that is intriguing.

You can read the chapter on Mindfulness, on the Hindrances, on Realization, on ANY of the topics, as you feel the need to understand firect topics more because of your own meditative experiences.

Important aspects of sati are bare and equanimous receptivity, combined with an satipatthana the direct path to realization, broad, and open state of mind. I highly recommend it. Satipahthana for serious folks who meditate. Analayo’s pah explication of Pali terms helps students of the Dhamma to understand the teachings better.


Those who find the pages of detailed discussion too daunting to plow through can take heart: This is not light reading. Unlike other popular books on the subject, he is not out to establish satipatthana the direct path to realization exclusive validity of one particular system of meditation as against others.

Go find a satipatthana the direct path to realization course and then read this book. The Direct Path to Realization. That is the fourth foundation.

Fortunately, the practice itself is the best teacher, and those who have found it and thus been taught, can help The Buddha himself said he could answer questions about satipatthana without repeating himself or exhausting his answers for a whole century straight. The Buddha’s instructions in the Satipatthana Sutta can seem at once cryptic and repetitive, covering as it does a seeming variety of meditation subjects which are, apparently, to be approached in much the same way.

This book strikes a masterful balance: Each column represents a different category of behaviour she wants to watch for, and each time she sees one she simply makes a brief note in that category.

They roughly correspond to the body, the mind, and how you react to the contents of the body and mind. Everything derives from the Buddha’s satipatthana the direct path to realization on the Four Foundations, and mindfulness is far more comprehensive than appearances indicate. You are becoming more serious about insight meditation and want to learn more about it from an in depth analysis. You are commenting using your Facebook account. First of all, it is a faithful dissection of the original sutta, which reveals many new facets of understanding.

It seems to be very well respected as such, but I can’t see opening it again unless prompted to in a study group type of situation. The Direct Satipatthana the direct path to realization to Realization 4. It is Analayo’s dissertation, so it isn’t a quick read, but it is thorough, informative, and all you need to know.


The first three foundations are straightforward. Notify me of new comments via email. Great book to have on the shelf. If you only read one book on meditation in Buddhism, this is the one.

Jul 30, Brendan rated it it was amazing. If you are serious about knowing what is in the Satipatthana, this is probably your go-to book. Oct 14, Carlos Mestre marked it as to-read. You are commenting using your WordPress. The constant channel surfing of the body and mind in all their busy activity.

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Oct 21, Natasha Nash rated it it was amazing. Finally and most importantly, this book shows us how we can all develop an accurate, fresh and independent approach to and understanding of the suttas and the Dhamma, one that is rooted in study, practice and reflection. As the fruit of the author’s Ph. The Direct Path to Realization Paperback Joseph Goldstein — June 7, I learned a lot from this wonderful book and highly recommend it satipatthana the direct path to realization both experienced meditators and those just beginning to explore the path.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. An incredibly detailed and thoughtful study of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. I felt understood and guided in a very easy going and loving way.

Truly one of the best out there.