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The Essential of Buddha

A brief essay of extraordinary conciseness, clarity and power, in which the teacher of S. N. Goenka sums up the technique of Vipassana.

This short discourse was composed by Sayagyi U Ba Khin for his foreign students, who were not able to easily come to Myanmar for further practice and guidance. He recorded the discourse at least twice on early audio tape recorders.

It was later transcribed and printed in various Buddhist journals where the editors gave it the title it has now.

This small book includes a life sketch of U Ba Khin and an introductory appreciation of his role in the modern dispensation of the Buddha's teaching.