tiltbillings wrote:The problem with Wallace is that many modern Vipassana teachers could be read to include any of the following:
Ajahn Buddhadasa (1906 - 1993)
Could, but shouldn't, since Ajahn Buddhadasa made no claim to be a vipassana teacher. In fact, Ajahn Buddhadasa said "vipassana cannot be taught".
An extract from ANAPANASATI - MINDFULNESS WITH BREATHING: Unveiling the Secrets of Life: a Manual for Serious Beginners
http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... athing.htm
Vipassana, insight: literally, "clear seeing," to see clearly, distinctly, directly into the true nature of things, into aniccam-dukkham-anatta. Vipassana is popularly used for mental development practiced for the sake of true insight. In such cases, the physical posture, theory, and method of such practices must not be confused with true realization of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and not-self. Vipassana cannot be taught.
Speaking of Buddhadasa, and the matter of sati...
Extract from THE NATURAL CURE FOR SPIRITUAL DISEASE: A Guide into Buddhist Science
http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... sease2.htm
Sati (mindfulness, reflective awareness, recollection) is the quick awareness and recall of the things which must be recalled. It must be as quick as an arrow. We also can describe sati as a vehicle or transport mechanism of the fastest kind. This most rapid transport doesn't carry material things, it carries wisdom and knowledge. Sati delivers paññä (wisdom) in time to meet our needs. Through the practice of mindfulness with breathing, sati is trained fully.