A Swift Pair of Messengers

Seren­ity and insight are the two great wings of Bud­dhist med­i­ta­tion. They each have a spe­cial role to play in the path to Awak­en­ing. While some mod­ern approaches seek to mar­gin­al­ize seren­ity in favor of ‘dry’ insight, the Buddha’s own dis­courses place seren­ity right at the cen­ter of the path. This book col­lects vir­tu­ally all the sig­nif­i­cant pas­sages on this topic that are found in the early dis­courses, care­fully elu­ci­dated for the mod­ern reader.

 

 

 



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About the author

Bhikkhu Sujato is a Bud­dhist monk. He ordained in Thai­land in 1994 and spent sev­eral years in for­est monas­ter­ies prac­tic­ing and study­ing the Dhamma. In 2003 he estab­lished Santi For­est Monastery. Bhikkhu Sujato is a med­i­ta­tor and scholar who spe­cial­izes in his­tor­i­cal research into the ori­gins of Buddhism.