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Sayagyi U Ba Khin/S. N. Goenka

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Sayagyi U Ba Khin/S. N. Goenka

Postby Christopherxx » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:58 pm

Hi guys!

I was wondering if anyone can provide a reading list for Sayagyi U Ba Khin's method and S. N. Goenka's variant. (I have heard they are slightly different?)

I have only found very basic info but was hoping that some of the posters may have a good idea to track down more "detailed and full" explanations of this insight technique much like the literature on the mahasi method which is so broad in it's depth and descriptive.

Thanks guys!

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Re: Sayagyi U Ba Khin/S. N. Goenka

Postby bodom » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:04 pm

See www.pariyatti.org for an extensive collection of books available by both these teachers.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Sayagyi U Ba Khin/S. N. Goenka

Postby Christopherxx » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:06 am

Any that are comprehensive?

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Re: Sayagyi U Ba Khin/S. N. Goenka

Postby gavesako » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:04 pm

Bhikkhu Gavesako
Kiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)

- Theravada texts
- Translations and history of Pali texts
- Sutta translations

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Re: Sayagyi U Ba Khin/S. N. Goenka

Postby Ben » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:13 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Sayagyi U Ba Khin/S. N. Goenka

Postby Ben » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:21 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Sayagyi U Ba Khin/S. N. Goenka

Postby Christopherxx » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:36 am

Thanks Ben.

I should also ask to the members as well as practitioners does this method find home in the suttas.

I'd love to hear the opinions of some of the senior members.

I know so little of this tradition. I just wonder if it's more modern variation as much of the modern practice seems to be or if is in route with classical/orthodox theravada.

:) with metta

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Re: Sayagyi U Ba Khin/S. N. Goenka

Postby Ben » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:38 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: Sayagyi U Ba Khin/S. N. Goenka

Postby thepea » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:03 pm

I came across this today online, this may have already been posted here in another topic. It may help smooth over some of the differences regarding the importance placed on vedana within this tradition.

http://youtu.be/msXjXiAOuWE

The second half is some questions and answers from S.N Goenka, I could not separate the two. Enjoy.


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