free pdf here:https://www.buddhism.hku.hk/publication-post/the-path-to-freedom-vimuttimagga/
Re: What is more reliable? Visuddhi Magga or Vimuttimagga?
Post by Assaji » Thu Nov 30, 2023 9:36 am
Hi Dhamma friends,
The new translation of the Vimuttimagga by Ven. Nyanatusita is now available as a free eBook at:
https://www.buddhism.hku.hk/publication ... uttimagga/
Re: What is more reliable? Visuddhi Magga or Vimuttimagga?Report
Post by frank k » Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:24 am
If you read the introductory section to Vimt., it gives you a pretty good idea of the differences between Vism. and Vimt.
Vimt. is practical and concise, meant for people seeking nirvana.
Vism. is compiled with scholarly detail [of questionable value], by non meditators who go on long winded meandering without giving proper guidance on when there are contradictory positions presented, which one is reliable, which one should be followed. It enjoys greater popularity because it's adopted by the late Theravada party, and also has a 'bigger is better' fallacy. The book is much bigger and thicker and it sounds complicated and impressive therefore it must be better and true and correct.
Unfortunately most end users lack the ability and qualifications to sort out what's true and what's false.