Sutra on the Concentration of Sitting Meditation

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A small 88 page translation by Kumarajiva of a compilation of traditional meditations that lead to Arhat or Pratekyabuddha status, plus a second section of Mahayana meditations leading to Buddhahood. The first section has most of the passages sourced from Indian Sarvastivadins. The Mahayana section may have been written by Kumarajiva, for no sources are given. Done by Numata in 2009.
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Thanks Will - didn't know this was already out. Just ordered from Amazon.
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Will wrote:A small 88 page translation by Kumarajiva of a compilation of Traditional meditations that lead to Arhat or Pratekyabuddha status, plus a second section of Mahayana meditations leading to Buddhahood. The first section has most of the passages sourced from Indian Sarvastivadins. The Mahayana section may have been written by Kumarajiva, for no sources are given. Done by Numata in 2009.

I am sorry about my ignorance, but where is the link to the book? I didnt understand correctly (maybe because of my english) if your intentions was just speak about the books (ie, make a small "review" of the books) of you really wanted to show us the book.

Sorry again and thanks for your clarification :)

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Nosta wrote:
Will wrote:A small 88 page translation by Kumarajiva of a compilation of Traditional meditations that lead to Arhat or Pratekyabuddha status, plus a second section of Mahayana meditations leading to Buddhahood. The first section has most of the passages sourced from Indian Sarvastivadins. The Mahayana section may have been written by Kumarajiva, for no sources are given. Done by Numata in 2009.

I am sorry about my ignorance, but where is the link to the book? I didnt understand correctly (maybe because of my english) if your intentions was just speak about the books (ie, make a small "review" of the books) of you really wanted to show us the book.

Sorry again and thanks for your clarification :)
Google Numata and/or the sutra title and you will find a link.
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Oh ok, i understand now. :)


Thanks for the clarification. :)

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Here's a link --

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anyone care to post a review?
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It's a helpful guide. The Mahayana meditations are more or less the same as the Sravakayana and Pratyekabuddhayana ones, except they will add layers of extra profundity, like when contemplating the qualities of the Buddha, you visualise countless Buddhas, etc.

It's worthwhile having some promotion of meditation out there that's not just mindfulness and which does cultivate Bodhisattva path qualities.

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