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“I do not perceive even one other thing, O monks, that when undeveloped and uncultivated entails such great suffering as the mind. The mind when undeveloped and uncultivated entails great suffering.”
~ The Buddha
AN 1: 9

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The Path of Serenity and Insight

Bhante Gunaratana

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At the same time a scholarly treatise and a practical meditation manual, this is one of the most thorough treatments of the jhanas found in English. It was based on Bhante G’s doctoral degree dissertation, here revised for the serious practitioner. There are many explanatory notes, as well as notes that lead to further reading in the Pali canon. Appendices include the 37 constituents of enlightenment, the 40 meditation subjects, kinds of kamma and places of rebirth, and extensive glossary. There is a bibliography.

Motilal Banarsidass publishers

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