By Ven Mahasi Sayadaw

On the request of diverse scholars who had bought merits from him, the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw wrote a treatise in volumes on perception or vipassana meditation.This easy introductory paintings is an English translation of the second one quantity of that paintings, and it focuses in general on Satipatthana perception meditation. In simple language, his phrases are psychological guidance for the fundamental and innovative practice.The first quantity of his explanatory paintings is inside the growth of perception, one other Buddhist booklet Society publication.

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If insightisnot yet mature, it will be slow. When Copyrighted material 46 Progress! ve Practice it does mature, then the meditator will attain to the cessation of formations with the realization of the path of arahatship. In theforegoing paragraphs, the words to the effect that the progress of insight will end on the realization of the {knowledge of the paths and fruitions (msggarphala'haDa) those who have gained maturity in the pdram/f^ (perfections). Those who have not yet developed paramitas^uWy will come to a standstill at the knowledgeof equanimity about formations.

8. The meditation instructor will explain the sitting position in detail. , London), p. 89. 5. Some of these points where the touch sensation may be observed are: where thigh and knee touch, where the hands are placed together, where finger meets finger, wherethumbmeetsthumb,wheretheeyellds are closed, the tongue inside the mouth, the lips touching when the mouth Isdosed. 6. 7. Taruoa-udayabbay^aoa On the degrees of insight knowledge, see The Progress of Insigti by the Ven. Mah^ Say^aw (BPS; Kandy).

If a review of the above-mentioned knowledges Is not yet satisfactory, It should be repeated until one Is satisfied. To a very ardent meditator the expiry the next higher is so very swift that he may reach the stage of knowledge of equanimity about formations in a few moments, as also the stage of fruition knowledge. One progress who is well matured in the practioe can attain knowledge while walking or having a meal. How to fruition to attain the Higher Paths When themeditator getsfull satisfaction from theexerdses knowledge of the first path, along time, he should strive to to attain speedily thefruition as also to abide therein for He must then make an ardent wish manner, having determined a definite period for do not wish to experience striving: " During this period thefruition knowledge.

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