The Path of Freedom: Vimuttimagga [Soma Thera, N.R.M. Ehara] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Path of Freedom, or Vimuttimagga. Path of Freedom: Vimuttimagga BPS- The Path of Freedom, or Vimuttimagga, which serves as a meditation manual, is broadly considered a great and. 21 Sep Probably written in Pali in Sri Lanka during the first century AD, the Vimuttimagga survived only in Chinese translation, from which the present.
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Of course, the version linked to by Venerable Gavesako doesn’t seem to have a copyright notice on it. Oh well, I guess I’m not setting out to read it just yet, so perhaps BPS will put out a new one in the near future.
No registered users and 14 guests. We are fortunate that he did. I’d be especially interested in how it differs from the visuddhimagga. This is the contribution of Bhante Chandaratana’s study, as he points out the various points of disagreement. The Visuddhimagga is a systematic examination and condensation of Buddhist doctrine and meditation technique.
There is for vimuttimagya, a Mahayana practitioner, something very beautiful and attractive in the bare, almost dry purity of Theravadin writings and practices, and this translation captures that quiet beauty very well.
There are some some small differences between them. Buddhist Terms Buddhist Practices Path. The original text Possibly Pali or Buddhist Hybrid Vimuttimxgga is no longer extant, but the work has survived in Chinese. Author Post time Subject Direction: The various teachings of the Buddha found throughout the Pali canon are organized in a clear, comprehensive path leading to the final goal of nibbana, the state of complete purification.
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It may date from between the 1st and 4th centuries CE. So, I think I have shall have to read it online, as I don’t want to violate any copyright laws. Finally, it concludes with a large section on Understanding Pannathe wisdom teachings of the Vimuftimagga.
The day providential to itself. Anyway, thank you all for the input.
While the Visuddhimagga is much longer work, both texts only differ on minor points. The language in that translation was more poetic, but I gradually grew to appreciate Bhikkhu Nanamoli’s more approachable and practical language, and now I seldom refer to the other.
In the course of this treatise full and detailed vimuttimaggz are given on 40 subjects of meditation aimed at concentration, an vimuttimagg account of Buddhist Abhidhamma philosophy, and explicit descriptions of the stages of insight culminating in final liberation.
The Abhayagiri had strong affiliations with Mahasamghika, Vaitullavada and even Vajrayana teachings all later expelled from the island. Haven’t looked into this area for a few years, now. In general the book is comprehensive and profoundly helpful to one’s practice, and to one’s appreciation of the roots of Buddhist tradition as well.
This book is the result of the work of Mr John Bullitt of Access to Insight who initiated this digital edition, the several volunteers who helped him to convert the previous edition of this book to digital text, the other volunteers who helped the BPS with proofreading, Bhikkhu Nyanatusita, the BPS editor, who helped with and coordinated the proofreading, formatting, and typesetting, corrected the Pali, etc.
The Vimuttimagga recommends various meditation practices such as AnapanasatiKasina meditation and Buddha- anussati – recollection of the virtues of the Buddha. Yes, there are a lot of commonalities with Theravadin texts. Their birth in grief and ashes. Views Read Edit View history.
The two works are similar in content and structure except that the Vimuttimagga is more practicalparticularly on the subject of Meditationand shows no influence of Abhidhamma. I shudder to think.
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It is widely believed that the Vimuttimagga may have been the model used by Buddhaghosha to compose his magnum opus, the Visuddhimagga Path of Purificationseveral centuries later.
The pdf copies I downloaded from scribd are searchable which isn’t always the same with all pdf documents. Upatissa gives four ways of cultivating Anapanasatiwhile Buddhagosa gives eight. I would prefer a paper copy, but as I mentioned the BPS is not offering it right now.
Vimuttimagga vimuttimagya Probably written in Pali in Sri Lanka during the first century AD, the Vimuttimagga survived only in Chinese translation, from which the present rendering has been made. A marvelous translation of an indispensible text. The Cimuttimagga of the Breath Nimitta by Ven.
From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa composed the Visuddhimagga in the early part of the fifth century.
This translation by Bhikkhu Nanamoli is wonderful. This is it, the masterful commentary on Buddha’s path that is one of the cornerstones of Theravada Buddhism. Old Sri Lankan text, probably Mahasamghika in origin, that was lost in Lanka but preserved only in Chinese.