Samatha Vipassana in tradition of Pa-Auk Sayadaw?

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Samatha Vipassana in tradition of Pa-Auk Sayadaw?

Postby fijiNut » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:02 pm

From the introduction to his book "Knowing and Seeing" http://www.paauk.org/files/knowing_and_seeing_rev_ed.pdf- pg xx
Although the Pa-Auk system may be used as a convenient
term to refer to the teachings of the Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya
Sayadaw, there is no such thing. The Venerable Pa-Auk
Tawya Sayadaw’s system of instruction is by no means ‘his’.
It is borne out by, drawn directly and unadulterated from, and
in strict accordance with, the authoritative texts of the Theravāda
tradition:
2 the ancient Theravāda Canon, Commentaries
and Sub-Commentaries: most notably the ancient commentary
and meditation manual, the Visuddhi Magga.


I would like to invite comments and personal experiences from forum members in regards to this lineage of practice.
Does this system of practice diverge from the Sutta and commentaries at any point? Any personal experiences from retreat attendees ? The proposed method of practice is quite lofty - 1st to 4th Jhana, purifications and insight knowledges to ultimate materiality/mentality (5 khandhas) to Nibanna.... :buddha1:
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Re: Samatha Vipassana in tradition of Pa-Auk Sayadaw?

Postby cooran » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:10 am

Hello fijinut,

Sayalay Susila has been under the guidance of Sayadaw U Pandita and then the Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw at the Pa-Auk Meditation Centre, Myanmar.

Worth a look and listen:
Sayalay Susila
http://www.dhammaweb.net/susila.html

I have had no personal experience - but I wonder if any members have practised or done a retreat with Sayalay Susila??

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Re: Samatha Vipassana in tradition of Pa-Auk Sayadaw?

Postby robertk » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:53 am

fijiNut wrote:From the introduction to his book "Knowing and Seeing" http://www.paauk.org/files/knowing_and_seeing_rev_ed.pdf- pg xx
Although the Pa-Auk system may be used as a convenient
term to refer to the teachings of the Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya
Sayadaw, there is no such thing. The Venerable Pa-Auk
Tawya Sayadaw’s system of instruction is by no means ‘his’.
It is borne out by, drawn directly and unadulterated from, and
in strict accordance with, the authoritative texts of the Theravāda
tradition:
2 the ancient Theravāda Canon, Commentaries
and Sub-Commentaries: most notably the ancient commentary
and meditation manual, the Visuddhi Magga.


I would like to invite comments and personal experiences from forum members in regards to this lineage of practice.
Does this system of practice diverge from the Sutta and commentaries at any point? Any personal experiences from retreat attendees ? The proposed method of practice is quite lofty - 1st to 4th Jhana, purifications and insight knowledges to ultimate materiality/mentality (5 khandhas) to Nibanna.... :buddha1:


yes it diverges in a few critical areas in my opinion.
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Re: Samatha Vipassana in tradition of Pa-Auk Sayadaw?

Postby pt1 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:38 am

Hi Robert,

robertk wrote:yes it diverges in a few critical areas in my opinion.


Could you please elaborate a bit in what areas and how?

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