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Way to Ultimate Calm by Webu Sayadaw

By Ryanshelton7 @LivingVipassana

Webu Sayadaw was believed to be an arahant. He taught basics of meditation practice always laying emphasis on practice rather than teaching theoretical aspects. The following aspects he mentioned each time someone asked him for a discourse:

1) One can only expect the fulfillment of one’s aspiration if one is perfect in morality.

2) When practicing generosity (dana), the mental attitude and volition involved is very important.

3) Believing in the law of cause and effect, one should always act with an upright mind.

4) One should not aspire for any happiness of either the human or celestial worlds – which are impermanent – but only for Nibbana.

5) Because of the arising of the Buddha we have the opportunity to practice right conduct (carana) and wisdom (panna) fully and therefore benefit greatly.

6) From the moment we are born to the moment we die, there is the in-breath and the out-breath. This is easy for everyone to understand. Every time we breathe in or out, the breath touches near the nostrils. Every time it touches, we should be aware of it.

7) While we are walking, working, doing anything, we should always be aware of the in-breath and out-breath.

From Way to Ultimate Calm by Webu Sayadaw

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