Dhamma Treasures (Living a Life of Dhamma)
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Dhamma Treasures (Living a Life of Dhamma)

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Item Code: NAW237
Publisher: Vipassana Research Institute
Language: English
Edition: 2019
ISBN: 9788174144225
Pages: 344 (30 B/W Illustrations)
Other Details 10.00 X 7.00 inch
Weight 550 gm
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About the Author

Shri Satyanarayanji Goenka was born in Mandalay, Myanmar in 1924. Although he topped the list of all successful candidates in the whole of Myanmar in the tenth class, he could not continue his studies further. At a very early age he set up many commercial and industrial institutions and earned fabulous wealth. He also established many social and cultural centres. Because of tension he became a victim of migraine, which could not be cured by doctors of Myanmar and of other countries in the world. Then some one suggested him to take a course of Vipassana. Vipassana has done well not only to him but it has also been benefiting many others.

He learned Vipassana from Sayagyi U Ba Khin in 1955. Sitting at the feet of his teacher he practiced it for fourteen years He also studied the words of the Buddha during this period. He came to India in 1969 and conducted the first vipassana course in Mumbai. After that a series of courses were held. In 1976 the first residential course of vipassana was held in Igatpuri and the first centre of vipassana was established here. Up till now 170 centres have been established all over the world. New centres also are coming up. At these centres 1500 trained teachers teach vipassana in 55 languages of the world. Not only ten- day courses are conducted at these centres but also at some centres 20-day, 30-day, 45-day and 60-day courses are conducted. All courses are free of charge. The expenses on food and accommodation etc are met by the self-willed Dana given by those who benefited from the course. Seeing its benevolent nature vipassana courses is held not only for the inmates of jails and school children in the world but also for police personnels, judges, government officers etc.


Dhamma Treasures series is a compilation of primarily Goenkaji’s articles/discourses on various aspects of Vipassana coupled with questions & answers and inspirational examples of senior meditators.

"Applying Vipassana in Daily Life" is a first book in this seies. Mr. S. N. Goenka has always emphasised that just attending a Vipassana course is not enough. Vipassana is an art of living and students need to apply Vipassana in day to day life to live at peace with ourselves, and at peace with others.

Goenkaji’s wisdom and guidance remains with us as an inspiring reminder on how to apply Vipassana in daily life, with utmost clarity. His own life was an example of how to live a life of Dhamma. He has delievered various discourses on subtle aspects of Dhamma and how to use Vipassana while facing Vicissitudes of life with Equanimity. Along with discourses, many students have requested his guidance on this matter. These discourses and questions & answers have been published in VRI newsletters and international Vipassana Newsletters from time to time.

This book provides a compilation of discourses, questions & answers and other inspirational material that was published in these newsletters and other books published by VRI in the following five sections:

  1. Section 1- guidance to householder: This section contains few of the suttas ideal for householders and advice by Mr. S. N. Goenka and other senior meditators on how to live a life of Dhamma.

  2. Section II- Articles/Discourses: This section contains numerous articles/discourses delivered by Mr. S. N. Goenka on various occasions guiding students on how to apply Vipassana in daily life.

  3. Section III- Questions & Answers: Many students have asked numerous questions on application of Vipassana in daily life. These questions are broadly categorized into health/addiction, non-attachment, family/social life, profession/career, helping others, anger etc. for the conovnience of readers.

  4. Section IV- Inspirational stories of meditators: This section contains stories shared by many meditators on how Vipassana helped them in living in peace and harmony with oneself and also with all others.

  5. Section V- stories of select modern dhammikas: This section contains brief life stories of select senior meditators. Their life is an ideal example of how a householder can practice Vipassana and live a happy and peaceful life by imbibing the principles of the teachings.

Phufthassa lokadhammehi, cittays yassa na kampati, asokam virajam khemaim, team margalamuttamam.

Khuddakapajha 5.12 Maigalasuttam

When faced with the vicissitudes of life, one's mind is unshaken, sorrowless, stainless, secure- this is the highest blessing.

This verse contains the great legacy that the Buddha has left for houscholders: to maintain equanimity with wisdom in all situations.

Life of the Buddha and Vipassana practitioners in ancient times as well as today isa living example of this teaching. This book aims to motivate old students to continue their practice seriously to walk the same path as the exemplary practitioners of Vipassana meditation.

We hope these Dhamma Treasures will help you walk firmly on the path of Dhamma and to further establish yourself in the practice.

May your practice deepen with your understanding of Dhamma! May you be happy!

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