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In the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, as

Vol. 24, No. 4, 15 April, 2014

taught by S. N. Goenka

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WORDS OF DHAMMA
An³pav±do an³pagh±to‚ p±timokkhe ca sa½varo; mattaññut± ca bhattasmi½, pantañca sayan±sana½; adhicitte ca ±yogo, eta½ buddh±na s±sana½.

Not insulting, not harming, restraint according to the
Fundamental Moral Code, moderation in food, secluded abode, intent on higher thoughts, -- this is the Teaching of the Buddhas.

Dhammapada: 185, Buddhavaggo.

The Universal Appeal of the Buddha Dhamma:
A Personal Experience
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samm±sambuddhassa!
[Excerpts from a lecture Goenkaji gave at the “Fourth World Buddhist
Summit”, Yangon, Myanmar December 9 to 11 2004. Two more parts of this lecture will be published in the upcoming newsletters. The original texts have been published in the book “Pilgrimage to the Sacred Land of
Dhamma,” VRI 2009.]

Most Venerable Saªgha and Dhamma friends:
Let me first thank the organizers of this conference for kindly inviting me. I would also like to congratulate the organizers for choosing Myanmar as the host for the Fourth
World Buddhist Summit that aims at uniting the followers of the Buddha in order to spread the peaceful message all over the world. We unite and make a collective effort not to dominate the world, not to exploit the world, not to boast the supremacy of one religion over another but to help in a great conversion of humanity—conversion from bondage to liberation, from cruelty to compassion, from discord to concord, from misery to happiness. This is the Buddha’s way.
The Buddha spread the message of peace and harmony.
Emperor Asoka helped to disseminate it further in many countries. And today I am happy to see the World Buddhist
Summit is working in the same

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