Progress of Insight Through The Seven Stages of Purification

Author By - Mahasi Sayadaw Gyi


Progress of Insight Through The Seven Stages of Purification

Published Date - 2019

Buddha Date - 2563

Myanmar Date - 1381

AD Date - 2019

Author By - Mahasi Sayadaw Gyi

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At the Mahasi meditation centre, the selected yogis on satisfactory completion of their meditation practice, recommended by the interviewing meditation teachers, are allowed to listen to the tape-recorded discourse on “Progress of Insight Through the Seven stages of Purification” delivered by Mahasi Sayadaw.

This discourse which lasted about four hours is extremely important and valuable to the yogis as it enables them to assist on their own, their character and level of Progress they have achieved in their meditational practice.

Mahasi sayadaw had kindly written a synopsis of the whole discourse in 1979, before his mission to United Kingdom, and this had been translated into English by U Nyi Nyi, a member of the Executive Committee of the Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization, as well as a translator of a number of discourses of Mahasi Sayadaw, in 1980.

Both English translation and the original Myanmar discourse had been printed together in 1980 and distributed as a Dhamma gift, but never put on sale at the bookshop of the Mahasi Meditation Centre.

Now, after nearly 40-years, since the stock balance becomes very low, the Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization had sought the approval of the Ovadacarya Sayadaws to print and publish a second edition and also to put on sale to yogis.

In this edition, we had inserted a short biography of the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw together with his last photo image taken on 13th August, 1982. We also added “Contents” of the discourse, both in English and Myanmar and printed with the new cover.

We are pleased to introduce this second edition and we are confident that it will be of great help to the meditating yogis in their practice of Insight Meditation according to the method laid down and expounded by Mahasi Sayadaw. We are especially pleased that this Edition comes out in time for the 70th Anniversary of Annual Exhortation Ceremony.


Dr. Tint Soe Lin


Buddha Sasana Nuggaha


December, 2019