Venerable Webu Sayadaw

Updated 26th March 2020

Venerable Webu Sayadaw 1896-1977

“The Webu Sayadaw preached sometimes five, sometimes ten times a day. Seven main points were always included in his discourses. If the Webu Sayadaw gave 10,000 discourses in his life, then these points were expounded by him 10,000 times. He always included them, even if he had to repeat them again and again. He always explained the teachings in simple terms, so that the ordinary man could understand. He tried to explain the Dhamma in such a way that the most difficult thing became easy.”

The seven points are:

(1) One can only expect the fulfilment of one’s aspirations if one is perfect in morality.

(2) When practicing generosity (dana) in the religion of the Buddha, the mental attitude and volition involved are very important.

(3) Believing in the law of kamma, one should always act with an upright mind.

(4) One should not aspire to any happiness of either the human or celestial worlds — which are impermanent — but only to Nibbana.

(5) Because of the arising of the Buddha we have the opportunity to practice right conduct (carana) and wisdom (pañña) fully and thereby to benefit greatly.

(6) From the moment we are born to the moment we die, there is the in-breath and the out-breath. This is easy for everybody to understand. Every time we breathe in or out, the breath touches near the nostrils. Every time it touches, we should be aware of it.

(7) While we are walking, working, doing anything, we should always be aware of the in-breath and the out-breath.

For more information see

Access to Insight

BPS Buddhist Publication Society Kandy Sri Lanka

Bodhi Leaf BL 119 Dhamma Talk-1 by Webu Sayadaw

BL 122 To Light A Fire by Webu Sayadaw

Wheel WH375/376 Essential Practice Part I: Dhamma Discourses of the Venerable Webu Sayadaw by Webu Sayadaw

Wheel WH384/385 Essential Practice Part II: Dhamma Discourses of the Venerable Webu Sayadaw by Webu Sayadaw

IMC International Meditation Centre UK

Pariyatti USA

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