vipassana meditation by sn goenka (quotes)
Sathya Narayan Goenka (29 January 1924 – 29 September 2013), who is usually called S.N. Known as Goenka, he was the Indian teacher of Vipassana meditation. Born into an Indian business family in Burma, he immigrated to India in 1969 and started teaching meditation. His teaching emphasized that the path of Buddha’s liberation was non-denominational, universal, and scientific in character. He became an influential teacher and was instrumental in establishing the Nonprofessional Vipassana Meditation Center globally.
1.I am against conversion (Buddhism). In my speech at the United Nations, the first thing I said was that I am for conversion, but not from one organized religion to another, but from sorrow to happiness, from bondage to liberation.
2.If we can develop the ability to become aware of the present moment, we can use the past as a guide to order our actions in the future, so that we can achieve our goal.
3.Fumbling things can only be one of two outcomes: either the thing you are missing, or you are disappearing yourself. It is only a matter that occurs first.
4.Instead of converting people from one organized religion to another, we should try to convert people from misery to joy, freedom from bondage and cruelty to compassion.
5.One has to live in the present. Whatever the past is, it is beyond remembrance; Whatever the future holds is beyond anyone’s reach, as long as it is not present. It is important to remember the past and give ideas for the future, but only to the extent that they help in making a deal with the present.
6.The only conversion involved in Vipassana is from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation.
7.In love with attachment there are waves of emotions, which usually form invisible iron chains.
8.Removing old situations from the mind and training the mind to be more harmonious with every experience is the first step towards enabling anyone to experience happiness.
9.Vipassana is the art of living. Not the art of running.
10.The Buddha never taught a sectarian religion; He taught Dhamma – the path to liberation – which is universal.
11.For real happiness, for real lasting steady happiness, one has to travel deep within oneself and see that one gets rid of all the sorrows and sorrows stored in the deepest levels of the mind.
12.By learning the art of living, one learns the art of dying: how to become the master of the present time.
13.Peace and negativity cannot co-exist just as light and darkness cannot coexist.
14.Treat reality as it is. Not as you want to be. Maybe your breathing is deep. Maybe your breath is shallow. Perhaps you breathed through the left nostril. You may have breathed through the right nostril. It does not matter.
15.When I look at myself and find that I am creating anger, ill will or hostility, I realize that I am the first victim of hatred or enmity arising within me. Only then do I start harming others. And if I am free from these negatives, then nature or God Almighty begins to reward me: I feel very at peace.
16.We cannot live in the past; He went. Nor can we live in the future; It is beyond our comprehension. We can only live in the present. If we are unaware of our present actions, we are condemned to repeat the mistakes of the past and can never succeed in achieving our dreams for the future.
17.In meditation you move away from others and focus your attention inside to achieve purity of mind and knowledge energy. Then you should become extroverted and use this energy. When you take a long jump, you must first take a few steps backwards. Then you run, and jump. In this way, you first withdraw yourself, observe yourself, develop clarity and unlock knowledge. Then you take a quantum leap in society, to serve the society. These two phases cannot be separated.
18.Today’s results are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, change your decisions today.
19.When one experiences the truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears.
20.Each cognition shares the same characteristic: it arises and passes, arises and passes away. It arises and passes that we have to experience through practice, not only to accept it as true because the Buddha said so, and not just accept it because intellectually it seems quite logical to us. . We must experience the nature of sensation, understand its flow, and learn not to react to it.
21.Discover genuine peace and harmony within yourself, and naturally it will flow to benefit others.
22.The mind is lost in fantasies and illusions most of the time, removing pleasant or unpleasant experiences and anticipating the future with eagerness or fear. While lost in such cravings or aversions, we are unaware of what is happening now, what we are doing.
23.Work diligently. Diligently. Be patient and persistent. With patience and perseverance. And you are bound to succeed. Bound to succeed.
24.This is a basic human need that everyone wants
live a happy life. One has to experience it
Real happiness. The so-called happiness that one
Money, power, and having experience
Indulging in erotic pleasure is not real
Happiness. It is very fragile, unstable and transitory.
For real happiness, for permanent steady happiness,
One has to travel deep within
Get rid of all the sickness stored in the deep
Level of mind. As long as there is pain
Depth of mind tries to feel all happiness
At the level of the surface of the mind, they prove futile.
25.If individuals do not have peace of mind, then how can there be peace in the world? Make peace in your mind first.
26.Real knowledge is accepting and accepting that every experience is incompatible. With this insight you will not be overwhelmed by the ups and downs. And when you are able to maintain an inner balance, you can choose to act in ways that will create happiness for you and others. Live happily with the same mind every moment, you will surely move towards the ultimate goal of freedom from all suffering.
27.”When one experiences the truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears.”
28.”Whatever arises in the mind will manifest as a sensation on the body; If you observe this feeling then you are looking at the mind as well as both. “
29.”There is a common core for all religions: the ethics of a disciplined and pure mind filled with love, compassion, goodwill and tolerance, and universal teachings of charity.”
30.”Tribute to Buddha: It is indeed that: free from impurities, destroyed all mental defects, fully enlightened by his own efforts, perfect in principle and in practice, reaching the ultimate goal, knowing the whole universe, The incomparable masters of men, teachers of gods and men, Buddha, exaggerated. “
31.“Meditation, if it is observed without longing or attachment, leads to purity. “
32.”No one should ever try to imagine or make sense,”
33.In love with attachment there are waves of emotions, which usually form invisible iron chains.
34.The only conversion involved in Vipassana is from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation.
35.Treat reality as it is. Not as you want to be. Maybe your breathing is deep. Maybe your breath is shallow. Perhaps you breathed through the left nostril. You may have breathed through the right nostril. It doesn’t matter
36.For real happiness, for real lasting steady happiness, one has to travel deep within oneself and see that one gets rid of all the sorrows and sorrows stored in the deepest levels of the mind
37.If we can develop the ability to become aware of the present moment, then we can use the past as a guide to order our actions in the future, so that we can achieve our goal
38.Removing old situations from the mind and training the mind more equally with every experience is the first step towards enabling someone to experience happiness.
39.Vipassana is the art of living. No escape
40.Peace and negativity cannot coexist like light and darkness cannot coexist