mikenz66 wrote:Steve is one of the people whose talks I listen to reasonably regularly. His main background is Mahasi/U Pandita style (he was a monk in Burma for several years), so his explanations are consistent with the background of my main teachers. So, of course, for me, he's not controversial...
More recently he's been studying with U Tejaniya, which has led to some different perspectives.
That's it in a nutshell, until he changed to U Tejaniya style I'd have said he was more orthodox Mahasi than most IMS teachers.
"Whenever we feel that we are definitely right, so much so that we refuse to open up to anything or anybody else, right there we are wrong. It becomes wrong view. When suffering arises, where does it arise from? The cause is wrong view, the fruit of that being suffering. If it was right view it wouldn't cause suffering." - Ajahn Chah
"Remember you dont meditate to get anything, but to get rid of things. We do it, not with desire, but with letting go. If you want anything, you wont find it." - Ajahn Chah