The Art of Dying
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The Art of Dying

Satipatthana

Straight Line to Nirvana

According to the Buddha’s much-quoted statement, the shortest distance between wherever you find yourself and Nibbana (Nirvana) is Satipatthana.

His exact words, in Bhikkhu Analayo’s translation:

“Monks, this is the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of dukkha (suffering)…

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Ulf Wolf

Ulf Wolf

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Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write. Wolfstuff.com.