Sunday, October 06, 2013

Annica Annica Annica. Thank you Teacher Goenka.

Satya Narayan Goenka (January 30, 1924 – September 29, 2013) was a noted Burmese-Indian teacher of Vipassanā meditation. Born in Burma, he followed the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, under whom he trained for 14 years. In 1969, he shifted to India and started teaching meditation, and started a mediation centre at Igatpuri, near Nashik in 1976. In time, he became an influential non-sectarian teacher of the Vipassana movement and a pioneer of the Vipassana meditation in India.[1] He trained more than 800 assistant teachers and each year more than 100,000 people attend Goenka led Vipassana courses.


Annica Annica Annica
(Impermanence Impermanence Impermanence)

I went for my 10 days Vipassanna Meditation last year. 
It was a period where I try to let go of the past and future.

I always look forward to the end of the day to listen to the pre-recorded teachings of Teacher Goenka, which is full of wisdom. Mr Goenka said that there are 2 yardsticks to measure if you are progessing well on the path:

1. Compassion 
(Are you more willing to serve others? Are you more willing to help the weak and needy? Are you giving without expecting any return?)

2.       Gratitude 
(Are you feeling more grateful for everything?)

Thank you Teacher.

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