A guide to the progressive stages of Buddhist meditation by one of Sri Lanka’s most respected meditation masters.
This is a book born of wide and deep meditative experience. The seven stages of purification provide the framework for the disciple’s gradual progress from the cultivation of virtue up to the attainment of the final goal. Integral to the higher stages of purification are the nine types of insight knowledge by which the disciple penetrates to the real nature of phenomena. The present book treats the stages of purification and the insight knowledges not only with great erudition, but with the clarifying light of actual meditative experience.