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One of Buddhism's foundational texts, the Visuddhimagga is a systematic examination and condensation of Buddhist doctrine and meditation technique. The various teachings of the Buddha found throughout the Pali canon are organized in a clear, comprehensive path leading to the final goal of nibbana, the state of complete purification. Originally composed in the fifth century, this new translation provides English speakers insights into this foundational text. 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. This replaces 9552400236.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781928706007
ISBN-10: 1928706002
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 55mm)
Pages: 950
Imprint: Pariyatti Press
Publisher: Pariyatti Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa

Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa composed the Visuddhimagga in the early part of the fifth century. Bhikkhu Nanamoli was ordained as a monk in Sri Lanka, where he spent 11 years living in a monastery and translating the texts of the Theravada Buddhism into English.

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