In 1982 he began to appoint assistant teachers to help him meet the growing demand for Vipassana courses. The first step is, for the period of the course, to abstain from killing, stealing, sexual activity, speaking falsely, and intoxicants.
Since the time of Buddha, Vipassana has been handed down, to the present day, by an unbroken chain of teachers. After receiving training from his teacher for fourteen years, Mr.
Within that time, however, the essentials of Vipassana can be learned so that it can be applied in daily life.
The more the technique is practiced, the greater the freedom from misery, and the closer the approach to the ultimate goal of full liberation.
The scientific laws that operate one's thoughts, feelings, judgements and sensations become clear.
Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood.