Breakthrough In Samatha Meditation And Vipassana Mediation – Dr. Mehm Tin Mon (eng)

Breakthrough in Samatha Meditation and Vipassana Mediation

By Pa-auk Tawya Sayadaw and Dr. Mehm Tin Mon


Two papers entitled “Breakthrough in Tranquility Mediation (Samatha Bhavana)” and “Breakthrough in Insight Mediation (Vipassana)”, which were read and discussed with great interest in the World Buddhist Summit held in Yangon, Myanmar, on December 9 to 11, 2004, are printed and published in the form of the present book for the benefit of the public who like to know a brief and concise account of the practical aspects of Buddhism called Samatha-Vipassana. 

The papers actually represent the essential summary of Tranquillity Mediattion and Insigh Mediation which are being conducted in minute detail strictly in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha in the International Pa-auk Forest Buddha Sasana Centres throughout Myanmar. 

This book will introduce the readers to the proper way of undertaking Samatha-Vipassana as taught by the Buddha, developing the right concentration and penetrating into the ultimate realities called “Paramatthas”, defining each ultimate reality precisely by its characteristic, function, manifestation and nearest cause, investigating the casual relations of Dependent Arising (Paticcasamuppada) that beautifully describes the round of rebrith, and contempting all mentality and materiality (nama-rupa) causes and effects internal and external, pertaining to the past, the present and the future, as impermanent (anicca), painful (dukkha) and not-self (anatta) in various ways.

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