“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.”
“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 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.
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