Christopherxx wrote:Hi guys!
I was wondering if anyone can provide a reading list for Sayagyi U Ba Khin's method and S. N. Goenka's variant. (I have heard they are slightly different?)
I have only found very basic info but was hoping that some of the posters may have a good idea to track down more "detailed and full" explanations of this insight technique much like the literature on the mahasi method which is so broad in it's depth and descriptive.
No, there aren't any.
The reason is that the only way to learn the practice as taught by SN Goenka or Sayagi U Ba Khin is in the ideal environment of a ten-day course.
You can get copies of SN Goenka's Discourse Summaries and some of Sayagi U Ba Khin's writings but they don't go into any great detail as regards to the practice.
The difference between the methodology of U Ba Khin and SN Goenka is essentially inconsequential.
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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