Also, from what I've read from Pamojam (where are you?)
May we all awaken in this lifetime, regardless of technique, because the truth is right here, within us, and not dependant on teachers, techniques, centres, traditions, they are simply means to an end, and are helping us, but we will have to awaken on our own, by our own efforts.
Pimpoum,I am not going to get drawn deeply into this question. The genuine concerns I have regarding Goenka's school and technique are pretty well covered in a critique available online: "A Critique of Vipassana Meditation as taught by Mr S N Goenka" and this post.In the Dhamma,Matthew
@upekkha: please read 4.1 & 4.2 of http://harmanjit.googlepages.com/vipassana-critique.html carefully, again.
Regarding:http://harmanjit.googlepages.com/vipassana-critique.htmlLooks like some valid points, but whoever wrote that critique seemed unfamiliar with Buddhism itself, as many of the criticisms apply to Buddhism as a whole as well as Goenka's particular approach. For example, they think that the use of Pali is "cultish". I guess all of Theravada Buddhism must be a cult then huh.