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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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Product Type: Audio CD
Pages or No. of Discs: 1
This CD contains the Mahasamaya Sutta. Duration: 1 hour and 11 minutes
This is one of the morning chantings heard on long (more than 10 days) Vipassana courses as taught by S.N. Goenka. A different sutta, chanted by Goenkaji, is played before breakfast each morning in the meditation hall.
The Mahāsamayasuttaṃ belongs to the Mahāvaggapāḷi-section of the Dīgha Nikāya. The meter and content seem to indicate that it is a later addition but the sutta itself remains as a fixed standard among the Paritta-chantings in traditional Buddhist countries. These suttas are called "Paritta" (protection, warding off) because their recitation is believed to provide shelter and safeguard for those who chant them and for those listening.