by SAYADAW U KUNDALA
Translated by Daw Khemanandi (Canadian)
Size: 5.5” x 8.25”
Pages: 72 pages
Weight: 120 gsm
“Today, Vipassana Meditation has become quite prominent and widespread and Buddhists have come to practise vipassana meditation in as much time as possible. As their samadhi (concentration) and nana (insight) develop with their vipassana practice, they come to experience and know the nature of the Dhamma. As they come to experience and know the Dhamma, they would like to know whether what they have experienced and know are correct. They would also like to know the level of nana they may have reached.
This series of Dhamma discourses on the development of the different levels of nana have been written with the express purpose that the vipassana practitioners may come to know about the nature of the different levels of nana and be motivated to have a heightened desire to practise vipassana bhavana (meditation) diligently and put more diligent effort into their practice.”
~ from Introduction by Sayadaw U Kundala (Saddhammaramsi Sayadaw)
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.