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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
s. kilesa, upakkilesa. -10 d. of insight: vipassanūpakkilesa, s. visuddhi VI. - Round of d., s. vatta (1).(Source): Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
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A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
Chapter 7 - Removing The Present Causes < [Part 9]
Chapter 9 - Cutting Off The Cycle Of Defilements < [Part 10]
Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Part 2 - Ethical Aspect < [Chapter 3 - Seven Benefits Of Mindfulness Meditation]
Part 1 - What Is Vipassana? < [Chapter 2 - Preliminary Instructions For Meditators]
Part 5 - Seven Benefits Of Meditation < [Chapter 3 - Seven Benefits Of Mindfulness Meditation]
The Vipassana Dipani (by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw)
Transcendental Dependent Arising (by Bhikkhu Bodhi)
Part 11 - The Knowledge Of Destruction < [Part 2 - An Exposition Of The Upanisa Sutta]
Part 7 - Knowledge And Vision < [Part 2 - An Exposition Of The Upanisa Sutta]
Part 10 - Emancipation < [Part 2 - An Exposition Of The Upanisa Sutta]
Chapter XLIII - On Bodhisattva Kasyapa (d) < [Section Nine]
Chapter XLII - On Bodhisattva Kasyapa (c) < [Section Nine]
Chapter XVI - On the Bodhisattva < [Section Two]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Nina Van Gorkom)