Billymac29 wrote:Would you happen to have any more writings of the subject??
Bhikkhu Pesala's site http://www.aimwell.org/ has a number of translations by Mahasi Sayadaw and others.
In terms of getting a rather opposite view of arguments, there is a book out there (and it may be on a website, I only have a paper copy) that collects together an argument that happened over a period of years in, I believe, a Sri Lankan journal. "Opposite" because, unlike comments about such-and-such "not being in the suttas" that one sometimes sees on this site, the objections were that Mahasi Sayadaw had erred by not paying enough attention to the ancient commentaries...
If you read the link that Bhikkhu Pesala gave carefully, you'll see hints of U Pandita's rather playful attitude to criticisms and texts there.
http://www.aimwell.org/Books/Other/Ques ... tions.html
Consequently, if we are to instruct meditators to develop ānāpānassati as part of vipassanā meditation, we will be inviting much unwanted and unwarranted criticism and controversy. And neither Mahāsi Sayādaw or myself would want to argue here that the Visuddhimagga, the rightly venerated classic, is at fault here.