Author By - Mahasi Sayadaw Gyi



Published Date - 2015

Buddha Date - 2559

Myanmar Date - 1377

AD Date - 2015

Author By - Mahasi Sayadaw Gyi

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This “Ovadakathawere delivered by Mahasi Sayadaw in 1972. It was translated into English by U Sunanda (Dr. Than Naung) and was printed in December 1995 by the Mahasi Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization. Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw dedicated these speeches (discourses) especially to the Dhamma Kathikas, the meditation teachers how to preach precisely and correctly to promote and encourage the Vipassana Insight Meditation in accordance with the Theravada Tradition.

I have also found that Mahasi Sayadaw was extremely strict upon his disciples, instructing how they should put their utmost effort upon practising Vipassana Meditation, and to observe and follow the teachings and rules of Buddhist Religion. He also instructed how they should teach, instruct and guide the meditator precisely, and to maintain the meditation master’s qualities.

He also stated how his disciples should practice themself the morality, concentration and wisdom to the fullest extent, also not to attach on dwelling, relatives and material properties. He taught how to avoid using statements and expression or criticisms those are detrimental or degrading ourselves.

So, after reading this book you will understand how Mahasi Sayadaw has the deep dedication effort on his disciples to become the eminent meditation masters, and his untiring effort upon propagating Mahasi Vipassana Meditation.

I sincerely hope that may all be able to seek for the light of Dhamma and find peace with great joy.


Dr.Tint Soe Lin


Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization

August, 2015

A Discourse On Ovadakattha

This copy is Second Edition published in August 2015 in which the grammar, punctuations and spellings of English words were corrected during January 2019 for the next Edition.

(1) English words corrected by “ Microsoft Words” in computer by Ma Soe Soe on 20.1.2019 and checked by U Khin Maung Oo on 20.1.2019 .

(2) Pali words re-checked by ----------------------.

Note; the words in red are not to be uploaded in the website.