This book helps to fill what has long been a glaring gap in the scholarship on Early Buddhism, offering us a detailed textual study of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta, the. Bhikkhu Anālayo (): Satipaṭṭhāna – The Direct Path to Realization. Windhorse Publications. A free PDF version of the book. Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization is a gem. Ven. Analayo has done a superb job of elucidating this core teaching of the Buddha. His clarity of style.

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If we really, fully understand the words of the Buddha in the Satipathana Sutta and practice accordingly, we will, as the Buddha states confidently at the closing of the sutta, achieve realization within 7 years maximum, or even within 7 days. Mar 24, Shelley Hainer rated it really liked it. The Direct Path to Realization. About Ron To learn meditation, no matter where you are in the world, just send an email to: This book is a realiaation and insightful guide to this deceptively simple yet profound teaching.

Being free from attachment to the body, one will be freed from any fear of physical death. What do we do when we look at these things? Luckily, I have read the book and upon viewing this clinging clearly my freedom may still be in hand.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It is a top five dharma book. If the importance of this work is ever superseded, I will be astonished — and delighted: At the very end he explains that if anyone does this kind of meditation day and night diligently for just two weeks she can expect to reach awakening stream entry. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As the fruit of the author’s Ph.


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Dirrct way of reading fulfills the wish and intention of the author that scholarship should support practice. Unlike other popular books on the subject, he is not out to establish the exclusive abalayo of one particular system of meditation as against others.

Skip to navigation Skip to main content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to secondary sidebar Skip to footer Aloha Dharma The site of Ron Crouch, psychologist and meditation teacher. Otherwise, read the more friendly summaries.

Jun 30, Katy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Users browsing this satilatthana Can be difficult in places but a very good discourse on a key sutta. This book does not do away with the necessity of seeking instructions and guidance for meditation from an experienced Samatha-Vipassana teacher. I wasn’t aware of this book before it.

Feb 21, Gabe rated it really liked it. The constant channel surfing of the body and mind in all their satipattbana activity. There are many stories recorded of the Buddha giving pithily-worded instructions to people, like in the story of Bahiya which is recounted in this book, and the person gains immediate realization. Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.

First of all, it is a faithful dissection of the original sutta, which reveals many new facets of understanding. You are commenting using your Facebook account. You can read the chapter on Mindfulness, on the Hindrances, on Realization, on ANY of the topics, as you feel the need to understand these topics more realkzation of your own meditative experiences.

Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization (Paperback)

Realizattion felt understood and guided in a very easy going and loving way. Words can hardly describe the thoroughness and clarity of Bhikkhu Analayo’s exegesis of the Satipatthana Sutta. Finally and most importantly, this book shows us how we can all develop an anslayo, fresh and independent approach to and understanding of the suttas and the Dhamma, one that is rooted in study, practice and reflection.


It is, in zatipatthana opinion, an indispensable guide. 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.

Good for the real student of the dharma. The rest of the book contains in-depth explanation of the teaching for those who need more detail, academic analysis and comparisons to other Buddhist texts which I will personally p The jem of this book is Analayo’s excellent translation of Buddha’s teaching, the Sattipatthana Sutra or Direct Path to realization.

This is the counterintuitive part. I learned a lot from this wonderful book and highly recommend it to both experienced meditators and those just beginning to explore the path.

His analysis combines the detached objectivity of the academic scholar with the engaged concern of the practitioner for whom meditation is a way of life rather than just a subject of study. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

For anyone experienced in the natural sciences this should sound vaguely familiar.