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THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING THE DHAMMA AND MEDITATION

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Mangala Vihara (Buddhist Temple)

30 Jalan Eunos

Singapore, 419495

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The talk is about whether one should only learn the Dhamma or practise meditation or to have both and which is more important.

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The Dhamma is the teachings of the Lord Buddha. Meditation is also part of the teachings of the Lord Buddha. But, there are some who think that by practising meditation it will lead one to Enlightenment and don't have to go for any studies in the Dhamma. Is this a right view or a right perception? In this talk one will find the answer of which is important - learning the Dhamma or practising meditation or both are just important.

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Venerable Cittara was born in 1969 in Myanmar. He became a novice at the age of 15 and was ordained to be a monk at the age of 20. To further qualify himself in religious studies, Venerable took a Religious Examination when he was 24. Venerable was assigned for the countryside missionary duty for two years but he spend one more year there. Venerable came to Singapore in 2003 and currently is residing in Mangala Vihara (Buddhist Temple). For the meditation practice, Venerable adopts the Mahasi Technique and practises under the Mahasi Meditation Centre.

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