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Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby Zom » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:15 am

I was a bit surprised, but:

Visuddhimagga — The Path of Purification 2011.08.07

A bow of gratitude to the many ATI volunteers who helped with the transcription of this important classic text! — jtb

Visuddhimagga — The Path of Purification: The Classic Manual of Buddhist Doctrine and Meditation, by Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli.
"The Visuddhimagga is the 'great treatise' of Theravada Buddhism, an encyclopedic manual of Buddhist doctrine and meditation written in the fifth century by the great Buddhist commentator, Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa. The author's intention in composing this book is to organize the various teachings of the Buddha, found throughout the Pali Canon, into a clear and comprehensive path leading to the final Buddhist goal, Nibbana, the state of complete purification. In the course of his treatise Buddhaghosa gives full and detailed instructions on the forty subjects of meditation aimed at concentration, an elaborate account of the Buddhist Abhidhamma philosophy, and detailed descriptions of the stages of insight culminating in final liberation" [summary from the back cover of the BPS edition]. [Not available in HTML]


Direct link to download PDF:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nanamoli/PathofPurification2011.pdf

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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:31 am

    Yay!!!
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby Nyana » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:36 am

Good stuff Zom.

All the best,

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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:49 am

The project was announced some time ago.
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... =20#p32156
Nice to see that it's done!

This is a huge improvement over the pirated scan discussed in the above thread. Having a searchable PDF will be very useful.

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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:49 am

The nice thing about having this text in PDF is a search function, making it so much easier to find things. This is an important text and it is a good thing to have it available in such a format.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:53 am

Does anyone have an idea of how much has been modified/corrected in this edition?

BPS lists it at $13.75, so a paper copy is very affordable.
http://www.bps.lk/translationsfrompali.asp

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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby Ben » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:13 am

mikenz66 wrote:BPS lists it at $13.75, so a paper copy is very affordable.
http://www.bps.lk/translationsfrompali.asp


Indeed. And it doesn't require a power source and operating system!
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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby Ben » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:19 am

And may I add, Anumodana to all those involved in the project.
The Vism is a jewel!
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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby bodom » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:03 am

Excellent!!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:53 pm

Good news indeed. :anjali:
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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby phil » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:21 am

Nice, an indication perhaps that the forces that be at ATI are mending the dismissive attitude towards Abhidhamma that they show in their brief intros to the tipitika, at least it was like that last time I checked. Abhidhamma galore in Vism.
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(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby Beneath the Wheel » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:25 pm

This is great. Very glad to see this available.

If anyone wants to take a shot at making a kindle-friendly version I'd be very grateful. I've tried my hand it it already and I just can't get Calibre to handle it correctly.
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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:48 pm

tiltbillings wrote:The nice thing about having this text in PDF is a search function, making it so much easier to find things. This is an important text and it is a good thing to have it available in such a format.


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Good news. I have a few hard copies, but that is a good feature with the word find / search function.
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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby ancientbuddhism » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:48 pm

Finally a PDF copy of this is out! Unfortunately it is without bookmarks or links in the Contents pages for navigation.
Fingers walk the darkness down
Mind is on the midnight
Gather up the gold you've found
You fool, it's only moonlight.
If you try to take it home
Your hands will turn to butter
You better leave this dream alone
Try to find another. – Townes Van Zandt ‘Lungs’

Secure your own mask before assisting others. – NORTHWEST AIRLINES (Pre-Flight Instruction)

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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby daverupa » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:55 pm

Any plans for a Vimutti Magga?
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:09 pm

daverupa wrote:Any plans for a Vimutti Magga?


I found this for the Vimuttimagga:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/32131566/The- ... muttimagga

Not sure if any copyright laws are being broken, if so, disregard.
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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby xinuflux » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:03 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
daverupa wrote:Any plans for a Vimutti Magga?


I found this for the Vimuttimagga:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/32131566/The- ... muttimagga

Not sure if any copyright laws are being broken, if so, disregard.


Another version here:

http://www.archive.org/details/ArahantU ... reedom.pdf
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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby daverupa » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:24 pm

:anjali:
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Visuddhi Magga on Access To Insight

Postby ancientbuddhism » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:09 pm

Here is a copy of the same document with the contents pages and bookmarks linked to the text.

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http://www.scribd.com/doc/62319188/Path ... Navigation
Fingers walk the darkness down
Mind is on the midnight
Gather up the gold you've found
You fool, it's only moonlight.
If you try to take it home
Your hands will turn to butter
You better leave this dream alone
Try to find another. – Townes Van Zandt ‘Lungs’

Secure your own mask before assisting others. – NORTHWEST AIRLINES (Pre-Flight Instruction)

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