Republished and released in February 2010 by Inner Tradition, this book has already been translated in French (fourth edition), see the French page
in German, in Portuguese and Czech.
Ajahn Sumedho, first abbott of Amaravati, wrote a short preface for this new edition.
Laung Poh Luang Por Ajahn Sumedho is the most senior representative of the Thai Forest Tradition of Theraveda Buddhism in the West.
He was integral in establishing the Forest Sangha tradition in England and the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery and Chithurst Buddhist Monastery, both in England.
Praise for the Law of attention :
« The Law of Attention (the Way of Inner Vigilance) is a remarkable book filled with clear guidance that presents a strong call for the total dedication of one's life in the quest of supreme enlightenment. With Edward Salim Michael's uncompromising emphasis on integrity and effort this is not a book for the faint hearted or dilettante, but I would recommend all serious aspirants to read this book again and again both for its inspiration and its precise instructions. Although not a specifically Buddhist text, the path mapped out and advice so meticulously given render it a suitable companion and guide for any spiritual traveller. »
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, founder of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery - subject of Cave in the Snow by Vicki Mackenzie & author of Reflections on a Mountain Lake.
« This fine book offers, without doubt, the clearest and most comprehensive description of 'Nada Yoga' (meditation on the inner sound ) that is available in the English language. This is a practice that is known in Vedic, Buddhist and other traditions to be a powerful and liberating spiritual discipline and is also one that I have used for over twenty-five years, to great benefit. »
Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Sumedho's disciple, abbott of Amaravati monastery in the Forest lineage of the Theravada Buddhist tradition.
« The Law of Attention (the Way of Inner Vigilance) is a remarkable guide for all those who wish to find the treasure that lies within each of us. Edward Salim Michael has given us both a guide to the path that leads within and words of encouraging instruction for those times when the way is difficult. His words reflect a life dedicated to spiritual practice. »
Reverende Serena Seidner, Shasta Abbey,
« Edward Salim Michael's teaching goes straight to the heart, making us realize the commitment, energy and love it takes to realise the truth at the deepest level.
This book is a spiritual friend and guide for all seekers of Truth. »
Ajahn Sundara, nun of Amaravati monastery in the Forest lineage of the Theravada Buddhist tradition.