Vipassana


Siddhartha ~ By Hermann Hesse

“But be warned, oh seeker of knowledge, of the thicket of opinions and of arguing about words. There is nothing to opinions, they may be beautiful or ugly, smart or foolish, everyone can support them or discard them. But the teachings, you’ve heard from me, are no opinion, and their goal is not to explain the world to those who seek knowledge. They have a different goal; their goal is salvation from suffering. This is what Gotama teaches, nothing else.”

Learn how to observe ~ S.N. Goenka

“By observing the anger, you will find that automatically it passes away. You become free from the anger if you learn how to observe it objectively.” – S.N. Goenka

Truth offers you light ~ Dhammayadaka

Despite all appearances, no one is really Evil. They are led astray by ignorance. If you ponder this truth, always you will offer more light rather than blame and condemnation. – Dhammayadaka

World Peace ~ S.N. Goenka

There cannot be peace in the world when people have anger and hatred in their hearts. Only with love and compassion in the heart is world peace attainable. ― S. N. Goenka

S.N. Goenka ~ The Torch Bearer of Vipassana Meditation

Satya Narayan Goenka, or S.N. Goenka as he is fondly called, was born on 29th January 1924. He was born in Burma to an Indian business family. He moved to India in the year 1969 and started teaching meditation. Through his teachings, he emphasized that Buddha’s path to liberation was non-sectarian. He later became an influential teacher. He played a vital role in the set up of non-commercial Vipassana meditation centers across the globe. He won the Padma Bhushan in the year 2012.