How Lobha Greed Arises

When you come into contact with objects the mind conceptualises and says to you ' is is good , useful, harmless, you can't do without it, just this once'. Gives you all the positive qualities. at's when lobha arises. at's the cause of lobha. If we just observe the 'seeing' process then lobha will not arise. Lobha greed can not differentiate between want and need. Dosa anger cannot differentiate between right and wrong. ese mind states are already in moha delusion and cannot know what is...

Sayadaw U Jotika

Transcribed from a talk by the Sayadaw In all human activities, this meditation practice is the most important. But note that when we say 'without thinking about it' we don't mean absent minded. Let's see why we don't even use noting For example when we hear something and try to label Uis is a 'dog bark.' To come to this conclusion we need a very complicated process in the mind. First you hear the sound and recall from the past similar sounds that you heard, you put the two together, then the...

Shwe Oo Min Dhamma Sukha Tawya Vassa 2001

' ere should always be the greatest effort possible without forcing, without creating tension.' 'Insight comes from the realisation that observation is going on without the observer. Witnessing is going on without the witness.' 'An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of theory.' From Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw Put your mind at the solar plexus. Don't label. Just be aware of what is happening. If you hear something, just know there is hearing. If you know what sound it is you are hearing, this...

Why Cittanupassana

Emphasizing the mind is most important. If you know your mind then you use the mind to look at your kaya body and vedana feelings . e kaya you know with your mind, the vedana you also know with your mind. If you get skilful with Cittanupassana then you can do Dhammanupassana. e basics of Vipassana meditation requires that you know both the body and mind, but the mind is more important. So that is why it is emphasised here. When we meditate, we use our minds that is why we should look at our...

Cittanupassana

I am not going to write pages about it but only briefly define it, as you are expected to be familiar with the subject. If you are not, it'll benefit you to do some of your own investigating before going any further. Cittanupassana is the 'Contemplation of the Consciousness' as mentioned in the Mahasatipatthana Sutta, or as most people understand it simply, 'the watching of the mind.' In the Mahasatipatthana sutta e Buddha teaches the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Contemplation of the body...

Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

One feels not up to commenting about this Sayadaw. So this will be just an attempt to make him a little known to you if you have not yet heard of him. e Sayadaw's monks Pali name is Ashin Kosalla and he was born or the 15th of September 1913. It is the custom in Burma that well established sayadaws are given the name of the area they live in and teach. Most people know him as the most senior monk in the Mahasi Sayadaw's Sangha who forty years ago left the Mahasi Sangha and...