Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Visuddhimagga — The Path of Purification:

The Visuddhimagga — The Path of Purification:
The Classic Manual of Buddhist Doctrine and Meditation, translated from
the Pali by Bhikkhu Ñānamoli is now fully online here free of charge.
A deep bow of gratitude to the many ATI & BPS volunteers!
J _/\_

The Visuddhimagga is the 'great treatise' of Theravada Buddhism,
an encyclopedic manual of Buddhist doctrine and meditation written
in the fifth century by the great Buddhist commentator, Buddhaghosa.
The author's intention in composing this book is to organize the various
teachings of the Buddha, found throughout the Pali Canon, into a clear
and comprehensive path leading to the final Buddhist goal, Nibbana.
Buddhaghosa gives full and detailed instructions on the 40 subjects of
meditation aimed at concentration, an elaborate account of the Buddhist
Abhidhamma philosophy, and detailed descriptions of the stages of insight
culminating in final liberation.

Have a nice & noble day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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