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04_anapanasati_sutta.pdfThe Anapanasati Sutta2969 viewsThe Anapanasati Sutta is not an easy read, although the language itself is quite simple. But its structure is complex and dense, and this complexity raises serious questions about interpretation. The complexity of the structure creates ambiguity. Even the orthodox commentary sees certain passages as capable of different but simultaneous readings, referring to either serenity or insight practice depending on what approach to the practice the practitioner is taking.

We can see how Thich Nhat Hanh can take liberties with the text, but he does so to make the practice explained within it more accessible to ordinary lay people. Are we to assume that this was not the intention of the original compilers? Or can we see the complexity of the sutta as evidence of an attempt to create a discourse that different communities of practitioners could, quite legitimately, read in different ways? In any event, if we are to make sense of this sutta, and extract from it what it has to offer in terms of guidance on the practice, we need to read the structure of the text. It is not just the surface words that convey meaning, but the underlying networks that link the words.
Anapanasati_appreciation.pdf
Anapanasati_appreciation.pdfAnapanasati Sutra Appreciation (MN 118)1675 viewsFulfilling Awareness of the Breath Meditation

This is a concise and straightforward appreciation of the Anapanasati Sutta (MN 118). What makes this appreciation different is the emphasis on personal meditative insight leading to deepening wisdom through practical meditation instruction.
The_Anapanasati_Sutta_2.pdf
The_Anapanasati_Sutta_2.pdfThe Anapanasati Sutta2662 viewsA Practical Guide to Mindfulness of Breathing and Tranquil Wisdom Meditation. This is a meditation instruction book, written by an American monk who currently runs the Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center in Missouri. While the subject material is nothing new, the Venerable. offers a different (and somewhat controversial) point of view on the practicing of the Tranquil Wisdom meditation that is well worth the read.
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