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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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.

Divided into three main sections covering the three “baskets” of Buddha’s teaching, it first addresses Virtue Sila and a brief chapter on acceptable ascetic practices. Next there follows a large and wonderful section on training in Concentration Samadhi based on the forty traditional meditation subjects.

The vimuttimaga providential to itself. Many Theravadins would like to think this.

When you’re finished, you’ll be changed enough that you can go back to the beginning and get new insights on a second trip vmuttimagga. Everyday, after I get off my meditation cushion, I chew my way though a few pages Views Read Edit View history. In the course of this treatise full and detailed instructions are given on 40 subjects of meditation aimed at concentration, an elaborate account of Buddhist Abhidhamma philosophy, and explicit descriptions of the stages of insight culminating in final vimuhtimagga.


This page was last edited on 31 Julyat There is for me, a Mahayana practitioner, something very beautiful and attractive in the bare, almost dry purity of Theravadin writings and practices, and this translation captures that vmuttimagga beauty very well.

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Of course, the version linked to by Venerable Gavesako doesn’t seem to have a copyright notice on it. Where can I get the pali text of Vimuttimagga? Author Post time Subject Direction: The Vimuttimagga bears a striking similarity to the Visuddhimagga by Buddhagosaand it vimuttimaggs highly probable that it had an influence on Buddhagosa. A marvelous translation of an indispensible text. Old Sri Lankan text, probably Mahasamghika in origin, that was lost in Lanka but preserved only in Chinese.

And these often point to various Mahasamghika type leanings. If anyone has ever tried to learn and understand the Abhidhamma merely through study of vimutitmagga original texts available in English through the Pali Text Societythen you will clearly appreciate the need for a commentary, and Buddhaghosa’s commentary in the Visuddhimagga is one of the best. So, I think I have shall have to read it vimutimagga, as I don’t want to violate any copyright laws.

This translation by Bhikkhu Nanamoli is wonderful. Who is online Users browsing this forum: From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.

But it is ever so much more than merely a Vipassana manual. The Vimuttimagga recommends various meditation practices such as AnapanasatiKasina meditation and Vimuttimafga – recollection of the virtues of the Buddha. Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa composed the Visuddhimagga in the early part of the fifth century. All posts 1 day 7 days 2 weeks 1 month 3 months 6 months 1 year Sort by: Upatissa gives four ways of cultivating Anapanasativimuttimahga Buddhagosa gives eight. I would prefer a paper copy, but as I mentioned the BPS is not offering it right now.


Anyway, thank you all for the input. All articles of CBE. Finally, it concludes with a large section on Understanding Pannathe wisdom teachings of the Abhidhamma.


The Visuddhimagga is a systematic examination and condensation of Buddhist doctrine and meditation technique. Thank you Adeh and Gavesake for your take on the vimuttimagga verses the visuddhimagga. For anyone interested, here are a couple of papers which discuss aspects of the Vimuttimagga in relation to the Visuddhimagga: Although I haven’t read the visuddhimagga to an appreciable length, I would still contend that it is very dry One of the most famous books in Buddhist history.

Part of a series on. Could not locate in the cscd vimuttimwgga website, http: All posts 1 day 7 days 2 weeks 1 month 3 months 6 months 1 year Sort by: No registered users and 14 guests. Yes, there are a lot of commonalities with Theravadin texts. Buddhist Terms Buddhist Practices Path. Who is online Users browsing this forum: