Reply To: Goenka´s Vipassana – Part 2


Your understanding is correct, TGS.

“My understanding is that “seeds aren’t necessary get ridden off or eradicated by remaining equanimous . . .”

These “seeds” are “anusaya” and can be removed ONLY by dispelling avijja by comprehending the Four Noble Truths/Paticca Samuppada/Tilakkhana.

  • Goenka’s approach is the same as that of many ancient yogis, who only suppressed defilements. 
  • Even though Mr. Goenka had faith in the Buddha, he did not know about the anusaya, it seems. That is true of many practitioners of breath meditation, who adamantly insist that it is Buddha’s Anapanasati!