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Download e-book for iPad: Buddhist Meditation: An Anthology of Texts from the Pali by Sarah Shaw

By Sarah Shaw

ISBN-10: 041535918X

ISBN-13: 9780415359184

ISBN-10: 0415485681

ISBN-13: 9780415485685

Meditative perform lies on the center of the Buddhist culture. This introductory anthology offers a consultant pattern of some of the types of meditations defined within the earliest physique of Buddhist scripture, the Pali canon.

It presents a extensive advent to their conventional context and perform and offers rationalization, context and doctrinal historical past to the topic of meditation. the most subject matters of the e-book are the variety and adaptability of how that the Buddha teaches meditation from the proof of the canon. protecting primary beneficial properties of Buddhist perform equivalent to posture, lay meditation, and meditative approach it offers reviews either from the crucial early commentators on Buddhist perform, Upatissa and Buddhaghosa, and from respected glossy meditation academics in a few Theravadin traditions.

This is the 1st booklet on Pali Buddhism which introduces the reader to the big variety of the canon. It demonstrates that the Buddha's meditative culture nonetheless deals a direction of perform as mysterious, awe-inspiring but as freshly available because it used to be centuries in the past, and will be of curiosity to scholars and students of Buddhism in addition to Buddhist practitioners.

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