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A History of Mindfulness

ByBhikkhu Sujato

The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is the most influential scripture in Buddhist meditation. It is the foundation text for the modern schools of ‘vipassanā’ or ‘insight’ meditation. The well-known Pali discourse is, however, only one of many early Buddhist texts that deal with mindfulness. This is the first full-scale study to encompass all extant versions of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta, taking into account the dynamic evolution of the Buddhist scriptures and the broader Indian meditative culture. A new vision emerges from this groundbreaking study: mindfulness is not a system of ‘dry insight’ but is the ‘way to convergence’ leading the mind to deep states of peace.

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Publication Date
Oct 1, 2011
Language
English
ISBN
9781921842139
Category
Religion & Spirituality
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Bhikkhu Sujato

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EPUB

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