अत्तदीपा विहरथ अत्तसरणा अनञ्ञसरणा।धम्मदीपा विहरथ धम्मसरणा अनञ्ञसरणा।।
Make an island of yourself, make yourself your refuge; there is no other refuge.
Make truth your island, make truth your refuge; there is no other refuge.
Mahā-Parinibbāna Sutta, Dīgha Nikāya, 16.
What is Vipassana?
The technique of Vipassana is a simple, practical way to achieve real peace of mind and to lead a happy, useful life. Vipassana means "to see things as they really are". It is a logical process of mental purification through self-observation.
From time to time, we all experience agitation, frustration and disharmony. When we suffer, we do not keep our misery limited to ourselves; instead, we keep distributing it to others as well. Enlightened people have therefore advised 'Know thyself', which means not merely knowing yourself at the intellectual level, or accepting at the emotional or devotional level, but to experience the truth about yourself, within yourself, at the experiential level. To achieve this, a technique of Vipassana meditation was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal problems.
About Dhamma Niranjana Vipassana Center
Dhamma Niranjan Vipassana Center is one of the numerous centers in the state of Maharashtra. It is located at the bank of Godawary river. It is near to Nanded city. Dhamma Niranjan Vipassana Center is easily accessible by rail and ground transportation.
Historical significance of banks of Godavari region, and Dhamma Niranjana Vipassana Center
Our beloved teacher Shri S.N. Goenka ji has conveyed us through his timeless discourses that a land where people have meditated in the past is not just ripe with Dhamma vibrations but it also attracts, and spreads Dhamma vibrations. A place like this is a boon for current and future meditators.
The place where Dhamma Niranjan Vipassana Center is being constructed is an ideal place for this very reason. It has a huge historical significance and finds its mentions in Tripitaca. Parayanvagga tells us about how auspicious and radiant rays of Dhamma reached banks of river Godavari through a sage called Bawari Rishi and his disciples.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living. This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness...
MR. SATYA NARAYAN GOENKA JI
Mr. Satya Narayan Goenka (born 1924) is the Principal Teacher of Vipassana, the practical quintessence of the Buddha's teaching. A leading industrialist in Myanmar(Burma) after the Second World War, Goenkaji, as he is affectionately known outside India, is living proof that the mental exercise of meditation is necessary for a wholesome and beneficial life...
CHAIN OF TEACHERS
Five centuries after the Buddha, the noble heritage of Vipassana had disappeared from India. The purity of the teaching was lost elsewhere as well. In the country of Myanmar (Burma), however, it was preserved by a chain of devoted teachers. From generation to generation, over two thousand years, this dedicated lineage transmitted the technique in its pristine purity.
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