The Act of Unsatisfaction

“Happiness is the state of satisfaction and unhappiness if the state of un-satisfaction.” Sayadaw U. Nyanaramsi The purpose of practicing yoga is not only to maintain the physical beauty, but also to maintain the mental beauty. This can only be achieved with the understanding of spirituality. Most people think that the fulfilment of satisfaction can […]

Technique of Efficient Forgiveness

In order to forgive yourself and others, you must un-tie the knot (of relation) with memories that relate to the situation when you make that dosa (anger, hatred). The only way to un-tie the knot with memory is by understanding feelings, thoughts and action that relate to the memory and observe it. Release (understanding) can […]

The Base of Our Survival

When we seek for good life, often we bump into the trap of suffering. Or at least, a situation we think that “we are suffering”. The truth is, we don’t really know what is suffering. We just copy some other people who call it “suffering” and then we render into circle of meaningless thoughts, think […]

We are the Reflection of what we feel

When we were being left behind, we felt lost. This feeling create other feeling that sometimes we do not recognize. Or feelings that are being rejected or avoided. Feelings such as anger, jealousy, hate. We think we are not angry, but we are. In fact we are all being angry about something in our life. […]

The Biggest challenge when practicing Yoga

Nowadays, the term “yoga” has gotten so many meaning. I am afraid later on it becomes the same as the term “love”. As we use it too much, we lose meaning of it. People in modern days, create stretches definition of what “yoga” is, and yet by the basic philosophy and understanding of the yogic […]

Vipassana Meditation Benefits

The goal of vipassana practice is for a person to understand the nature of himself ~ so that he/she could see clear the path he/she must take and what he/she must do without doubt. This understanding leads him to greater wisdom that awaits for living life to the fullest potential. Wisdom doesn’t come within the […]

What is Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana meditation is a practice of observation without judgment. The goal of vipassana meditation is to obtain mindfulness – which means attentive awareness. Instead of focusing on one object, meditator brings the attention to observe and witness all objects which arise in his/ her mind in every moment. Some people confuse vipassana technique with meditation […]

Goal and Benefit of Samatha Meditation

Samatha meditation has become the basic technique of all meditation approach. The goal of samatha meditation is to achieve focus and concentration. What is focus and concentration? Focus means choosing 1 (one) single object and direct the attention and awareness of the mind to this object. Concentration means the effort to keep the awareness of […]