Monday, May 28, 2012


Brother Visu concluded his series of talks on the Satipatthana Sutta with the assurance from the Buddha himself:

"If anyone should develop these 
four satipatthanas in such a way 
for seven years …. 
even seven days,
one of two fruits could be 
expected for him,
either final knowledge here and now, 
or if there is a trace of 
clinging left, non-returning."

Wow .. what an encouragement from the Buddha himself!

When we find the path "going no where" Brother Visu reminded us that the path of practice is one of a gradual practice, a gradual training and a gradual progress.

When we are too eager —
"When can I be enlightened?"
or having doubts
"Why am I still having 
so much defilements?" —
precisely it is the expectation
that gets in the way.

Just like the handle of an axe,
we cannot measure how much
the handle has worn out,
likewise a meditator after
repeated practice can only
realise that the defilements 
are growing weaker.

Our job is to water the seed. It is the job of the plant to grow.

This concludes the series on Satipatthana Sutta by Brother Visu. All the 17 talks on Satipatthana Sutta can be accessed from — a trusted edition of this very important sutta.

This coming Thursday, Brother Visu will talk on the Four Brahma Viharas to complement our Vipassana practice. 

Do join us on Every Thursday 8 − 10 pm @ Inward Path (14, Phuah Hin Leong Road) as we explore deeper into this wonderful sutta. 

This week will be the last Dhamma Talk by  Brother Visu as he will be traveling to share Dhamma to other parts of the world before coming back end of the year.

This ONE PAGE DHAMMA and Dhamma Talk 
will be available at 

You may also access other Dhamma talks at  

Swas Tan

"Smiles on Faces, Gratitude in Mind."