Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization

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Windhorse Publications, 2003 - Religion - 319 pages
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"This book helps to fill what has long been a glaring gap in the scholarship of early Buddhism, offering us a detailed textual study of the Satipatthāna Sutta, the foundational Buddhist discourse on meditation practice."--Back cover.
 

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Invaluable analysis of the satipatthana for the mindfulness meditation (Vipassana) practitioner.

Contents

Chapter XII
2
GENERAL ASPECTS OF THE DIRECT PATH
15
THE RELEVANCE OF EACH SATIPATTHANA FOR REALIZATION
21
THE EXPRESSION DIRECT PATH
27
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BEING DILIGENT ATAPI
34
MINDFULNESS AND CLEAR KNOWLEDGE
41
THE ROLE AND POSITION OF SAT
49
CHARACTERISTICS AND FUNCTIONS OF SAT
57
CONTEMPLATION OF THE FIVE HINDRANCES
186
THE AGGREGATES
201
THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF THE TEACHING ON ANATTA
207
ARISING AND PASSING AWAY OF THE AGGREGATES
213
COGNITIVE TRAINING
222
THE AWAKENING FACTORS
233
BENEFITS OF DEVELOPING THE AWAKENING FACTORS
239
awakening factors
242

Chapter IV
66
THE BODY
117
MINDFULNESS OF BREATHING
124
THE ANAPANASATI SUTTA
133
ANATOMICAL PARTS AND ELEMENTS
146
CORPSE IN DECAY AND MEDITATION ON DEATH
152
FEELINGS AND VIEWS DITTHI
161
MIND
173
FOUR HIGHER STATES OF MIND
179
THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
245
GRADUAL AND SUDDEN
251
NIBBINA AND ITS ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS
257
CONCLUSION
266
BIBLIOGRAPHY
279
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
301
INDEX
309
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