The Problems Of Life

Author By - Mahasi Sayadaw Gyi


The Problems Of Life

Published Date - 2015

Buddha Date - 2559

Myanmar Date - 1377

AD Date - 2015

Author By - Mahasi Sayadaw Gyi

127 စာမျက်နှာ



On the query of Vanna Kyaw Htin Dr. U Myint Swe M.B, B.S, regarding the various problems of life and death, the most venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, Aggamaha Pandita, the questioner of Sixth Buddhist Council, the State Ovadacaryi, Worldwide Buddhist Missionary Sayadaw gave him very vivid and clear answer, which were then collected and first printed and published in 1976 in the name of “The Problems of Life”.

In the writings of Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, it was mentioned that Dr. U Myint Swe’s questions were related to the four difficult subjects to express as stated by Commentary Scriptures. Those difficult Subjects are:

1. The Four Noble Truths,

2. All Living Beings,

3. Pregnancy,

4. Dependent Origination, the law of cause and effect.

All questions were difficult to give satisfactory answers. It is even harder to solve them in comparison with practice ways of life. For such harder questions, Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw with his depth of understanding and penetrative knowledge of pariyatti and pattipati literature, answered them to the full satisfaction of the questioner.

It was so wonderful and delightful that the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw had given the reply to those questions, using Inductive and Deductive Logic, without any difficulty. Such being the case, we owe him immense devotion and deep respect sincerely.

This book by the name of “The Problems of life” was translated into English by Ven. Sunanda on 15.5.2003 and published in July 2004 for the first time. The Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization here by puts on record that we owe a debt of gratitude to Ven. Sunanda who had translated the book into English for the dispensation of Sasana and Insight knowledge. It is now over ten years that the English translated Book is out of print. The organization to fulfill the noble wishes of Sayadaw, Buddhist laity and the virtuous ones, who wish to study the English Text has now printed and published this Second Edition. We are pleased to mention that we have added a short Biography of the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw in this Edition, and the slight typing/ printing errors and omissions in the first print have also been corrected.

May all the readers of this book be able to comprehend the noble Truth for their welfare in this life and the next.


Dr. Tint Soe Lin,


Buddha Sasana Nuggaha

Organization Yangon, Myanmar.

February, 2015

The Problem Of Life

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