Tuvataka Sutta

Author By - Mahasi Sayadaw Gyi


Tuvataka Sutta

Published Date - 2015

Buddha Date - 2559

Myanmar Date - 1377

AD Date - 2015

Author By - Mahasi Sayadaw Gyi

185 စာမျက်နှာ



The discourse on “Tuvataka Sutta” one of the six Mahasamaya Suttas, was delivered by the Venerable Mahasi Sayadawgyi on 5 Sabbath days of 1337 B.E. Pyatho full moon day, 8th waning day of Pyatho, new moon day of Pyatho, and 8th waning and full moon day of Tabodwe (15th , 23rd , 30th January and 7th and 14th February 1976) at the Fan-Yin Dhamma Hall of the Mahasi Meditation Centre, at the request of U Hla Maung, the then Director- General of Religious Affairs Department, Ministry of Home and Religious Affairs.

After the fair manuscript was finally edited by Mahasi Sayadawgyi, it was handed over to Venerable U Paññobhasa of Zambudipa Hall, Kabar Aye, Yangon who composed an exhaustive introduction which was included in the first Myanmar Edition published in November 1976. Since then, the Second and the Third Edition were published in January 1994 and 2005 respectively.

In order for the foreign yogis and meditators to study, the Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization had entrusted this discourse in Myanmar to Professor Dr. Kay Mya Yee to translate into English. The first English translated work was published in September 1982.

The first Impression of English Book was out of print for sometimes and Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization has now published it after 33 years as the Second Edition. In this edition, we included a photo of the Venerable Mahasi Sayadawgyi and a brief sketch of his biography as well. We had also corrected some printing errors and omissions of the First Edition.

The excellent introduction by Venerable U Paññobhasa, unfortunately had not been translated into English by Dr. Kay Mya Yee. However, a short foreword to the First English Edition was prepared by U Hla Htun (Mahasi Yogi) and was included in the First English Edition.

Since this foreword was again included in this Second Edition, we do not repeat anything about this discourse, and we conclude our remarks with our prayers to all Buddhist monks and lay followers alike to follow the teachings in this Discourse and to be able to realize eternal peace of Nibbana by constant and diligent practice of Insight Meditation.


Dr. Tint Soe Lin


Buddha Sasana Nuggaha


August , 2015

Tuvataka Sutta

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

(1) English words corrected by “Microsoft Words” in computer by Ma Soe Soe on 16.4.2019 and checked by U Khin Maung Oo on 20.4.2019 and 25.4.2019.

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

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