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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Jun 30, Carolyn rated realjzation it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. I felt understood and guided in a very easy going and loving way.

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That is exactly the case with satipathtana fourth foundation. Do not linger on the past. The book should prove to be of value both to scholars of Early Buddhism and to serious meditators alike. Daniel Davis rated it really liked it Nov 01, Fortunately, the practice itself is the best teacher, and those who have found it and thus been taught, can help illuminate the ingress for those who follow.

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. As the fruit of the author’s Ph.

This is the counterintuitive part. About Ron To learn anxlayo, no matter where you are in the world, just send an email to: Everything derives from the Buddha’s discourse on the Four Foundations, and mindfulness is far more comprehensive than appearances indicate.

Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization

Can anyone recall what it was? The author realizatin into the nuances and subtleties of the four foundations in a way that is intriguing.


His analysis combines the detached patg of the academic scholar with the engaged concern of the practitioner for whom meditation is a way of life sayipatthana than just a subject of study. For such purpose, this book will be indispensable.

For anyone experienced in the natural sciences this should sound vaguely familiar. Joseph Goldstein — June 7, Want to Read saving…. And now I can’t find that post. Hands down best practical and theoretical commentary on the Discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

But it is abundantly clear that in both books the author knows what he is talking about.

They roughly correspond to the body, the mind, and how you react to the contents of the body and mind. This is a helpful psychology for understanding and practice. Clear and concise, it reads as wide as it is deep.

Deep understanding of the Satipatthana by a German monk living zatipatthana Sri Lanka.

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. With a smile, and deep understanding of what I was going through, Ron cheered me through some of my darkest moments on the path. Email Print Facebook Twitter Reddit.

Excellent for serious folks who meditate. Snalayo is the fourth foundation.

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Ideally, it will encourage in both types of reader the same wholesome synthesis of scholarship and practice that underlies the author’s own treatment of his subject.


So what do we collect data on? Cheers for the recommendation. Can be difficult in places but a very good discourse on a key sutta. Anyone can easily watch for body sensations, mental activity and reactions, but there are rirect and important things occurring that are part of the natural behavior of the body and mind.

Oct 14, Carlos Mestre marked it as to-read. Understanding is often further hampered by inadequate or inaccurate translations of satipatthan Pali terms.

To return to the Jane Goodall analogy, imagine that she were to sit with a pad and paper with four columns on it while watching the chimpanzees.

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. Such conceptual proliferations tend to give rise to further concoctions of proliferations and cognitions, which lead from the originally perceived sense data to all kinds of associations concerning past, present, and future.

I highly recommend it. The constant channel surfing of the body and mind in all their busy activity. The Buddha himself said he could answer questions about satipatthana without repeating himself or exhausting his answers for a whole century straight. Like the Satipatthana subjects that they cover, the chapters of this book can actually be read in ANY order. Thanks for the help! I learned a lot from this wonderful book and highly recommend it to both experienced meditators and those just beginning to explore the path.