Thursday, 12 February 2015

Sayadaw U Tejaniya on the Legacy of Ledi Sayadaw

“Before Ledi Sayadaw, there was a popular belief that during this period [the 19th century], people simply couldn’t become enlightened, and so they could only study the scriptures. But this was just an idea, and it was a wrong idea. It was a misunderstanding, and it meant that people had no faith in practice. Ledi Sayadaw argued against this, saying that you can work towards enlightenment, and he encouraged the whole country to practice."

--Sayadaw U Tejaniya