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The Path of Purification (Visuddhimagga)

Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa

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ISBN 10: 9552400236 / ISBN 13: 9789552400230
Published by Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1991
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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A Very Good copy in brown hard covers leyyered in gold of this 905-page Buddhist text. Mild tanning/soiling at the outer edges of the text block, sound binding, clean within. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 037357

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Title: The Path of Purification (Visuddhimagga)

Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: Fifth Edition.

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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.

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Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa composed the Visuddhimagga in the early part of the fifth century. Bhikkhu Ñanamoli 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. He was the author of The Discourse on Right View, Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, and The Life of the Buddha.

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