Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli

Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati)

Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati)

Anapanasati, or “mindfulness of breathing,” is among the Buddhist methods of mind training given most prominence in the Pali Canon. It was originally for his own use that the translator collected the material that follows from the Pali Canon and its commentaries. The idea was to have “under one cover,” for the purpose of study, the Pali teaching on this meditation subject, omitting nothing important and eliminating repetitions.


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About Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli

Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli (1905 – 1960) was born in England and became a monk in Sri Lanka in 1949. During the eleven years he spent as a monk, he acquired a remarkable command of the Pali language and a wide knowledge of the canonical scriptures within a comparatively short time.

He is remembered for his reliable translations from the Pali into lucid English and translated some of the most difficult texts of Theravada Buddhism, including Buddhaghosa’s Path of Purification.

You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the way

Buddha, Dhp 276

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