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Vipassana, which means to see things as they
really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation.
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We also carry titles from the Theravada tradition, as we feel that by exploring the wider world of the Theravada texts, which include the Buddha’s discourses, commentaries, and scholarly articles and treatises, meditators have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Dhamma and thereby enrich their meditation practice. This kind of intellectual exploration also helps a meditator to gain an understanding of the evolution and historical context of their meditation tradition. This understanding in turn deepens their practice and understanding of the Dhamma.x
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"Dhamma is not found in temples, or sold in the bazaar. Dhamma is not found in books; whoever applies it attains it." (S.N. Goenka Dhamma Verse 44)
S.N Goenka is best known as a teacher of Vipassana meditation a modern master transmitting an ancient spiritual tradition dating back to the time of the Buddha. But he also carries on another tradition: that of the poet-sage whose words point the way to higher things. Just as the Buddha composed and often taught Dhamma by means of the gatha, or verse, so Mr. Goenka uses the doha, a rhymed couplet, chanted in his resonant voice, to instruct as well as inspire his Hindi-speaking students.
This integral part of his teaching method has remained obscure for those who do not understand Hindi. Dhamma Verses is an invitation to seekers everywhere to share the inspiration of Goenkaji's Dhamma poetry. This meticulously translated collection of over 100 of his dohas presents each doha in Roman-script Hindi and English.
"If wisdom arises in your mind you become humble and modest, as a branch laden with fruit is sure to bow low." (S.N. Goenka Dhamma Verse 92)