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FREE BOOK : The Visuddhimagga — The Path of Purification

(August 10, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Classic Manual of Buddhist Doctrine and Meditation, translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Ñānamoli is now fully online here free of charge.

The Visuddhimagga is the 'great treatise' of Theravada Buddhism, an encyclopedic manual of Buddhist doctrine and meditation written in the fifth century by the great Buddhist commentator, Buddhaghosa. The author's intention in composing this book is to organize the various teachings of the Buddha, found throughout the Pali Canon, into a clear and comprehensive path leading to the final Buddhist goal, Nibbana.Buddhaghosa gives full and detailed instructions on the 40 subjects of meditation aimed at concentration, an elaborate account of the Buddhist Abhidhamma philosophy, and detailed descriptions of the stages of insight culminating in final liberation.

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