Can hardly contain my excitment when I read about this.
It's THE THING I've been needing and waiting for all along.
A detailed and informative written analysis of and inquiry into the range of interpretations.
I'm so loving this so far.
"This work is an attempt to clarify the meaning and function of samatha (tranquility) and vipassanā (insight) in Buddhist meditation. Much has been written on this topic, yet a cloud of confusion persists. Even though modern Buddhism claims to rest on a foundation of inquiry, many meditators seem willing to invest their spiritual trust in meditation techniques without carefully considering exactly what it is they are practicing.
"It is the dedicated thirst for understanding, not the complacent acquiescence in an ancient theory, which gives rise to true wisdom. All too often Buddhists come out trumpeting their commitment to free inquiry over tradition, then content themselves with critiquing any tradition but their own."
Source: On Sujato's Blog, http://santipada.org/aswiftpairofmessengers/