From short discourse from Webu Sayadaw called "The Power of Forbearance":-
"Forbearance gives benefits now and for the rest of samsara. If you want to be happy in the present, future, or if you want to do something ,to accomplish something in your present life, then develop forbearance and patience."
"Having establishedourselves in energy (viriya) we can accomplish everything with our patience and forbearance."
"Just remember that you have to be forbearing. Thoughts may come like, "Should I apply this or that? Should I look for this or for that? If this is not there, everything will be in vain." But you should do as we have just said, think only about this one thing: Forbearing."
Q: Do you meant that we should just be forbearing, sir?
A: Yes. If you do that, through forbearance everything will go well. Whatever i is, it will be alright.
There are 7 points Sayadaw always includes in his discourse:
1. One can only the fulfilment of one's aspiration if one is perfect in morality
2. When practicing dana in the religion of the Buddha, the mental attitude and volition involved are very important.
3. Believing in the law of cause and effect (kamma), one should always act with an upright mind.
4. One should not aspire to any happiness of either the human or celestral world - but only to nibbana.
5. Because of the arising of the Buddha, we have the opportunities to practice right conduct and wisdom fully so benefit greatly.
6. From the moment we are born to the moment we die, there is the in-breath and out-breath. This is easy for everybody to understand. Every time we breathe in or out, the breath touch near the nostrils. Every time it touch we should be aware of it.
7. While we are working, walking, doing anything, we should always aware of in-breath and out-breath.
The entities touching are nama, and the entities knowing the touch are rupa. So don't go around asking others about namarupa, observe your own breathing, and you will find out about them yourselves.
Oh... I finally got a kindle version of this book. I was expecting many many insight as I do when I read other discourse from Webu Sayadaw. Instead, I just able to feel and concentrate into my breath when I read.
Oh... this is truly from an arahant who stress practice only. You practice even when you read him intellectually.
And I think the level of understanding will go with my level of practice..... So, it is still the same old saying - Meditate, meditate, meditate!!...Continua