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Shamatha-Vipassana Meditation And The Four Noble Truths
Shamatha-Vipassana Meditation & The Four Noble Truths is a talk on Shamatha-Vipassana meditation within the context of The Four Noble Truths. It was presented at the June 6, 2014, One-Day Retreat in Frenchtown NJ.
The Buddha taught Shamatha-Vipassana meditation as one factor of the Eightfold Path. Shamatha-Vipassana is primarily used to develop the profound concentration necessary to develop understanding of The Four Noble Truths.
My Dhamma articles and talks are based on the Buddha's teachings (suttas) as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. I have relied primarily on Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s excellent and insightful translation of the Pali generously made freely available at his website Dhammatalks.org, as well as the works of Nyanaponika Thera, John Ireland and Maurice Walsh, among others, as preserved at Access To Insight.
Also, I have found Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations from Wisdom Publications Pali Canon Anthologies to be most informative and an excellent resource.
I have made contextual edits to the suttas from these sources for further clarity, to modernize language, to minimize repetition, and maintain relevance to Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.
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