In support of the 2,500-years old meditation techniques originally taught by the Buddha.
Translations Europe: English English Sketch of an Excellent Man, Dutch Schets van een buitengewoon man, German Porträt eines außergewöhnlichen Mannes, Lithuanian Žinojimas ir matymas: išmintis be ribų, Spanish Bosquejo de Un Hombre Excelente, Romanian Schita unui Om Extraordinar, Russian Очерк о выдающемся человеке, French (short 10 minute version) Asia: Chinese 帕奥西亚多与止观禅修. Indonesian Sketsa seorang Pria Istimewa, Korean 한 위대한 사람에 대한 스케치, Sinhalese උතුම් මිනිසෙකුගේ තතු බිදක්, Thai ภาพชีวิต ของ บุคคลยอดเยี่ยม, Vietnamese Sơ Phác về Bậc Thượng Nhân In progress: Burmese.
Pa Auk Tawya Meditation
DOCUMENTARY: 1h43 minutes
In the Pa Auk Forest Monastery in Myanmar over a thousand people from all over the world are first taught 40 concentration techniques to be able to analyse the ultimate realities of Mind and Matter (Nāma and Rūpa) at subatomic particle level by “their own direct experience”. They then proceed to practise Dependent Origination (Paticca-samuppāda) and Insight Meditation (Vipassanā) as described in the “Path of Purification” (Visuddhi Magga), a 1,500 year old summary of the Pāli texts: the legacy of the profound practical knowledge as originally taught by Gotama the Buddha.
For people in search of the truth it can be a life changing experience to learn about “the wisdom light” produced by a concentrated mind found in the heart base - the sixth sense - described in detail.
Rare footage of the Most Venerable Pa Auk Tawya Sayadaw explaining Vipassanã and Dependent Origination in English, illustrated by an artist/architect (watercolour, animation) make this subtle and profound knowledge enjoyable to watch even by non practitioners.
(Setti Wessels Myanmar 2015)
Lost Links: Buddhism in Europe?
Was the Phaistos Disk made by Pythagoras?
Was the Phaistos Disk of Crete made by Pythagoras in the 6th century BC? Pythagoras (c. 580–500 BC) was a contemporary of the Buddha Gotama (c. 624 – 544 BC) in India, he was about 36 years old when the Buddha entered Parinibbāna. If his teachings of "metempsychosis" (knowledge of past lives), was based on Dependent Origination as taught by the Buddha, the symbols on the Phaistos disk and the Linear A and Linear B scripts were "ideograms" to teach meditation step by step, and not the lost phonetic alphabets of ancient Greek dialects as currently thought.
For a full translation of the Phaistos disk and text that explore the lost links of Buddhism in Europe: www.settiwessels.com
Note: contents is the personal view of the author.