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Mahasi

Mahasi Sayadaw

  • Renowned Meditation Master and author
  • Questioner at the Sixth Buddhist Council held at Kaba Aye, Rangoon, Burma
  • Chief Resident Monk of Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha
  • Mentees : Sayadaws U Pandita, U Kundala, U Janabhivamsa and many meditation teachers

Practical Vipassana Meditation Exercises

  • by The Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw
  • Talk given to his disciples on their induction into Vipassana Mediation at Sasana Yeikhta Meditation Center, Yangon, Myanmar
  • Translated from the Myanmar language by U Nyi Nyi
  • Original Publisher : The Buddhasasanuggaha Association, Yangon, Myanmar
  • Dhamma dana distribution : Tathagata Meditation Center, San Jose, California
  • 22 pages
  • Vipassana (Insight Meditation)
  • understand correctly the nature of the psycho-physical phenomena taking place in the body
  • rupa : material qualities
  • nama : acts of consciousness or awareness
  • breathing : vayodhatu (the element of motion)
  • yogi should behave as if he were a weak invalid
  • noting (at all times)
  • physical object of attention and the mental act of noting occur as a pair
  • relaize all phenomena are anicca, dukkha, and anatta
  • experience nana (knowledge) : path, fruit, liberation
  • INITIAL DOUBT

Dhammacakkappavatttana Sutta

  • The Great Discourse on the Wheel of Dhamma
  • Teacher : The Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw
  • Translator : U Ko Lay
  • Sukhi Hotu Dhamma Publication 1998
  • PART I
  • Preface to the Discourse
  • The Date of the Discourse
  • Three Kids of Introduction
  • PART II
  • Sensuous gratification is base and vulgar
  • Dittadhamma Nibbana Vada
  • A low, common practice
  • PART III
  • Elaboration of the Eightfold Path
  • PART IV
  • Truth of Suffering (Dukks Sacca)
  • PART V
  • Samudaya Sacca
  • PART VI
  • Nirodha Sacca
  • PART VII
  • Sacca Nana with regard to Dukka Sacca
  • Kicca Nana with regard to Dukka Sacca
  • Kata Nana with regard to Dukka Sacca
  • PART VIII
  • When the Buddha did not admit Enlightenment
  • Acknowledgement of Buddhahood
  • Concluding statement

Fundamentals of Vipassana Meditation

Primary Author : Mahasi Sayadaw
Translator : Maung Tha Noe
Editor: Sayadaw U Silananda
Original Publisher : Dhammachakka Meditation Center, 1991
Republished with other sources : Tathagata Meditation Center

Other sources included the book
“Instructions to Meditation Practice” by Mahasi Sayadaw
“Benefits of Walking Meditation” by Sayadaw U Silananda
“Guidance for Yogis at Interview” by Sayadaw U Pandita
“An Interview with Mahasi Sayadaw” by Thamanaykyaw, translated by U Hla Myint

Categories: Books, Sayadaw

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