By Kory Goldberg, Michelle Décary
This specified guidebook offers functional and encouraging details for meditators who plan to go to the sacred websites the place the Buddha lived and taught in India and Nepal. The e-book deals a wealthy anthology of news with regards to all the pilgrimage websites attached to the Buddha's existence and instructing, in addition to useful maps, artistic paintings, and religious narratives from skilled tourists. each one website access contains insider info and suggestions with unique descriptions of transportation, lodging, and native delicacies; prompt tours and actions within the area; and highlights of demonstrated Vipassana mediation facilities most fitted to deal with vacationing meditators.
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Good health, the second requisite for a successful pilgrimage, is essential. If you become sick on your travels, stay where you are. There is no use continuing because it will only worsen your illness, and you won’t be able to appreciate where you are and what you’re doing. It’s better to visit fewer places and maintain your physical and mental well-being than to visit a number of places and not truly be there. If you become sick, try not to worry too much, and maintain your awareness of anicca.
The abbreviations are as follows: A Anguttara Nikāya D Digha Nikāya Dh Dhammapada DhA Dhammapada Attagatha I Ittivuttaka M Majjhima Nikāya S Samyutta Nikāya Sn Sutta Nipāta Thig Therīgāthā U Udana VinMv Vinaya Mahavagga VinCv Vinaya Culavagga Acknowledgements During the winter of 2003 at Dhamma Giri, we found ourselves relaxing under the shade of a large banyan tree, sitting between travel writer Carl Franz and Dhamma writer Paul Fleishman. Our post-course Dhamma discussions evolved into the usual travellers’ talk, comparing nightmare travel tales with our ruminations of all the would-haves and should-haves.
Samādhi is accomplished by the practise of ānāpāna-sati, or ‘awareness of the incoming-outgoing breath,’ a universal object that is available to us at all times. Paññā leads to the total purification of the mind, which is accomplished when the meditator objectively observes mental and physical reality and comes to understand these truths: that everything is impermanent (anicca), unsatisfactory (dukkha) and substanceless (anattā). More on these teachings of the Buddha is included in ‘The Middle Land’ section of this book.
Along the Path. The Meditator's Companion to the Buddha's Land by Kory Goldberg, Michelle Décary