by SAYADAW U KUNDALA
Translated by Daw Khin Hla Hla (Kanbawza Myitzu)
Size: 5.5” x 8.25”
Pages: 194 pages
Weight: 305 gsm
The Venerable Saddhammaramsi Sayadaw has given the title of this book Dhamma Padetha. The word Padetha is a derivative of Kapparukkha, Pali word meaning a ‘wishing tree’.
In ancient days, Kapparukkha trees would grow from the earth to be enjoyed by those born with accumulation of merit. Food and clothing could be obtained from these trees as they wished. Likewise, the readers of this book could obtain the essence of Buddhism from this wishing tree.
Just as you could get whatever you wish for, from the wishing tree, may you be able to draw the essence of the Piòakas from this variety of dhamma discourses which have been selected from the Teachings of Lord Buddha (Pali Atthakatha).
This book is a collection of articles written by Saddhammaramsi Sayadaw as Dhamma Gifts in the Myatmingala monthly magazine. Thirty-nine articles have been selected and published as an anthology for this first volume. There are total of eight volumes all together.
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Since that this book is rendered into English, we include an English title as Purposeful Dhamma. The title also reflect the usefulness and the practicality of these dhamma discourses in our daily life and will help us seeking for supra-mundane or higher teachings like the practice of Vipassana meditation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sayadaw U Kundala was born in Waw Township, Bago District, Myanmar in 1921 to U Tha Phyo and Daw Pu. He became a novice monk (samanera) at the age of nine at the Waw Monastery. He studied at various learning monasteries, amongst which are the two well-known Shwehintha Forest Monastery and the Maydhini Forest Monastey.
He received the title of Dhamma Lectureship (Dhammacariya) in 1956, and another title of Dhamma Lectureship in 1958. On 4th January 1998, the 7th Waxing of Pyatho, 1359 M.E. (the Golden Jubilee Independence Day of Myanmar) he received the higher title of Meditation teacher, Agga Maha Kammatthanacariya vide Union of Myanmar State Peace and Development Council Notification No. 2/98.
The Sayadaw taught Buddhist Scriptures to about 200 monks daily at the Maydhini Forest Monastery for 20 years. After having meditated under the tutelage of the late Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw for a year, the Sayadaw decided to teach vipassana meditation. Had conducted meditation retreats and given Dhamma talks in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom, France, United States, Australia, and Japan.
Sayadaw founded the Saddharammaransi Meditation Centre in 1978. The centre now cares for an average of 200 yogis daily. The Centre has four branches:
• Sukhapatipada Saddharammaransi, Kyaukkon, Yangon, 1993
• Viveka-Tawya Saddharammaransi, Nyaunglebin, 1994
• Khippdabhinna Saddharammaransi, Indyne, 1995
• Dhammadayada Saddharammaransi
The Sayadaw is also a prolific writer and has published several Dhamma books, mostly in Burmese. He is a member of the Sangha Supreme Council of Advisors at the main Mahasi Meditation Centre in Yangon.