This book helps to fill what has long been a glaring gap in the scholarship on Early Buddhism, offering us a detailed textual study of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta, the. Bhikkhu Anālayo (): Satipaṭṭhāna – The Direct Path to Realization. Windhorse Publications. A free PDF version of the book. Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization is a gem. Ven. Analayo has done a superb job of elucidating this core teaching of the Buddha. His clarity of style.

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In fact, my desire right now in relation to the book could set me back a life time or two. Truly one of the best out there.

Analayo takes you through the teachings step-by-step. Rupert Gethin — June 7, An incredibly detailed and thoughtful study of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

Finally finished rereading this masterpiece again. Jun 13, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book does not do away with the necessity of seeking instructions and guidance for meditation from an experienced Samatha-Vipassana teacher.

Clear and concise, it reads as wide as it is deep. Aug 26, Molly rated it liked it. Talks and Links ‘ an indispensable guide You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization

The book should prove to be of value both to scholars of Early Buddhism and to serious meditators alike. Nov 08, Sqtipatthana Moffitt rated it it was amazing Shelves: So the Satipatthana sutta is especially interesting to folks who are ready to get serious dorect their meditation and see if awakening is real.


I think the post was created in the past few months, and I remember BlackBird replied how excellent it was to have it available. Oct 14, Carlos Mestre marked it as to-read. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain.

Do not linger on the past. Or just read the sutta itself, which is here.

Book Review: Satipatthana, The Direct Path to Realization by Analayo | Aloha Dharma

Hands down best practical and theoretical commentary on the Discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. That is exactly the case with the fourth foundation.

The constant channel surfing of the body and mind in all their busy activity. Good for the real student of the dharma.

There is satilatthana later. Last edited by James the Giant on Mon May 06, 7: It is to be recommended not only for the way in which it examines these instructions in meditation in the context of the early discourses and in relation to the traditional interpretations of the Pali commentaries, but satilatthana for the way in which it encompasses the observations and interpretations of both modern scholars of Buddhism and teachers of meditation.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: But the fourth foundation is my favorite. Hmm, I’ve done a good search using google’s satipathhana site-search like this site: Can be difficult in places but a very good discourse on a key sutta. This is so simple it is mind-bogglingly hard to understand. That is the fourth foundation.

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Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. It is a top five dharma book.

Words can hardly describe the thoroughness and clarity of Bhikkhu Analayo’s exegesis of the Satipatthana Sutta.

I learned a lot from this wonderful book and highly recommend it to both experienced meditators and those just beginning to explore the path. Deep dirrect of the Satipatthana by a German monk living in Sri Lanka.

Finally and most importantly, this book shows us how we can all develop an accurate, fresh and independent approach to and understanding of the suttas and the Dhamma, one that is rooted in study, practice and reflection. The bibliography alone runs satipattgana pages.