Attano pana duddasam
Easily seen are others faults
Hard indeed to see are ones own_
The statement is also very relevant for meditators (yogi). A yogi may keep making the same mistakes and yet and remain blind to them, until someone sharp and experienced enough comes along and points them out. Again, after some time, we may forget and need to be reminded.
On the 30th March to 8th April 1983, we were very fortunate to have a very experienced Vipassana master to hold a retreat at the Malaysian Buddhist Meditation Centre, Penang, to guide, teach, correct and remind us regarding Vipassana meditation. We all have benefitted greatly by his precise instructions, strict discipline and encouraging words.
We have here a compilation of them for the benefit of all Seekers of Uttermost security from bounds. They are the evening lectures delivered by the Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa for the yogis benefit. Some are instructions taken mainly from the interviews between the Sayadaw and the yogis. They have been arranged according to their various items to be made into a comprehensive booklet. Some statements are applicable only to those situations concerned and should not be taken too generally.
Special thanks to the Sayadaw for allowing us to print this book and proof reading it himself.
We are also grateful to all who have helped to make this book possible.