When I say watch, don’t TRY to watch, otherwise you will become tense again, and you will start concentrating on the breath. Simply relax, remain relaxed, loose, and look…because what else can you do? You are there, nothing to be done, everything accepted, nothing to be denied, rejected, no struggle, no fight no conflict, breathing…
We keep advising people who are addicted to tobacco smoking-even ordinary tobacco smoking-that if an urge arises in the mind, not to take the cigarette and start smoking. Wait a little. Just accept the fact that an urge to smoke has arisen in the mind. When this urge arises, along with it there is a…
You have started changing the habit pattern of your mind by observing sensation and understanding its nature of impermanence. This stops the blind habit pattern of reacting to the sensation and multiplying the vicious cycle of misery. Initially in an hour you get a few seconds or a few minutes of not reacting. But eventually,…
Sabka Mangal Hoye Re is a beautiful prayer chant for happiness of all beings on the planet and universe. This song is usually chanted every day during the vipassana 10-day course. This literally translates as “May Goodness Happen for All”.
What is called the unconscious mind is actually not unconscious, as at all times it remains in contact with this body. And with this contact of the body a sensation keeps arising, because every chemical that flows in your body generates a particular type of sensation.
In the referenced video, S.N. Goenka goes on to explain the four different parts of the mind. 1. Vinnyana or Consciousness 2. Sanya or Perception 3. Vedhana or Sensation 4. Sankhara or Reaction
“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…
“Work out on you own salvation, Do no depend upon others.” – Buddha
“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.” – Buddha
“Refuge to the man is the mind. Refuge to the mind is the Mindfulness.” – Buddha
“What lies behind us & What lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Buddha
“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
“Awareness of sensations take you to the deepest level of the mind and allows you to cut the roots of the past conditioning.” – S.N. Goenka
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
If in the mind arises even a trace of real wisdom. It washes off inner stains; The mind becomes bright and shining – S.N. Goenka
Vipassana meditation is not just seeing the things inside. It is also seeing the seer. – Amit Ray
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
The only conversation involved in Vipassana is from Misery to Happiness, From Bondage to Liberation. – S.N. Goenka
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…
Vipassana in Pali, or Vipasyana in Sanskrit meaning “Special Seeing”. Vipassana is a Buddhist term that is often translated as “insight”.
SN Goenka on Truth