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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No registered users and 14 guests. This page was last edited on 31 Julyat One of the most famous books in Buddhist history. There is for me, a Mahayana practitioner, something very beautiful and attractive in the bare, almost dry purity of Theravadin writings and practices, and vimuttimagta translation captures that quiet beauty very well.

Vimuttimagga – Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

Or you could order a copy from BPS http: It is interesting to note that Bhikkhu Nanamoli, an Englishman who ordained in Sri Lanka at age 43 inand who then spent most of the rest of his remaining years in study and retreat, wrote this translation solely for his own use, because there were no available copies of the only other extant translation: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for any help. I have read the visuddhimagga, it is very old and vimuttimaga to buddhaghosa. Now, later Sri Lankan buddhism likes to think that all their schools were ever only Theravadin, but this is dubious. The day providential to itself. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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.


Though, the whole issue of whether the Theravada was a doctrinal single unit is also up for vimuttimafga. There are some some small differences between them.

Next there follows a large and wonderful section on training in Concentration Samadhi based on the forty traditional meditation subjects. I shudder to think. This translation by Bhikkhu Nanamoli is wonderful. Where can I get the pali text of Vimuttimagga? Views Read View source View history. Ascribed to the Arahant Upatissa, the work is a meditation manual similar to the Visuddhimagga, but less analytical and more practical in its treatment of meditation.

Author Post time Subject Direction: Also, does anyone have a pdf of it, as I’d like to print a copy scribd has it online, but that site’s painful slow – besides, I don’t like reading on the computer. Author Post time Subject Direction: The Vimuttimagga recommends various meditation practices such as AnapanasatiKasina meditation and Buddhanussati – recollection of the virtues of the Buddha.

The Vimuttimagga bears a striking similarity to the Visuddhimagga by Buddhagosavimutttimagga it is highly probable that it had an influence on Buddhagosa. Anyway, thank you all for the input. 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 work is compiled in accordance with classical Buddhist vimuttimaggs of the path into the three stages of virtue, concentration, and wisdom, culminating in the goal of liberation. Could not locate in the cscd tipitaka website, http: Read the notes,stop after each paragraph and reflect, and you’ll make you’re way through.

Arahant Upatossa – Vimuttimagga – Path of Freedom.pdf

Upatissa gives four ways of cultivating Anapanasatiwhile Buddhagosa gives eight. Part of a series on. This is the Buddha’s teaching.


Who is online Users browsing this forum: Everyday, after I get off my meditation cushion, I chew my way though a few pages Views Read Edit View history. Originally composed vvimuttimagga the fifth century, this new translation provides English speakers insights into this foundational text.

We vimkttimagga fortunate that he did. But, because we don’t have the material that Buddhaghosa used, for example, we don’t know how many disputes were there before him.

I think the mistake people make is to read those books like a novel, Mike. From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia.

The BPS thanks all those who assisted with making this book available in a digital as well as printed edition. 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. 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 liberation.

No registered users and 28 guests. 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. I cannot recommend it highly enough to the serious practitioner or student. This page was last edited on 11 Marchat It’s good to be alive in a time when excellent English translations of this and other great Buddhist works are readily available.