About Book

“Meditation Must” – book in English is very much concise and simplified on the complex subject of meditation. Usually a meditator spends lot of time to understand and then to decide which technique to follow. An attempt is made to clarify the common confusing aspects and misconceptions related to meditation. The purpose is to impress the importance of meditation in daily life.

The book contains the articles by the experts of different medical specialities, who themselves are meditators with their own experiences and opinions . Also the selected experiences and opinions are included. The forewords are written by Dr. P. Kumar , Dean Rajkot Medical college and Dr. Paresh Shah. Sr. Psychiatrist



Biography OF Rev. Goenkaji

Mr. Satya Narayan Goenka (born 1924) is a Principal Teacher of Vipassana, the practical quintessence of the Buddha's teaching and a student of Sayagyi U Ba Khin . He has trained more than 800 assistant teachers and each year more than 100,000 people attend Vipassana courses.

A leading industrialist in Myanmar (Burma) after the Second World War, Goenkaji, as he is affectionately known, is living proof that the mental exercise of meditation is necessary for a wholesome and beneficial life. Known for his humility, deep compassion, unperturbed composure, Mr. Goenka's emphasis on the self-dependent, non-sectarian and result-oriented nature of Vipassana found appeal in a world searching for a practical path out of stress and suffering.

As an indicator of the increasing universal acceptance of the Buddha's scientific teachings, Mr. Goenka has been invited to lecture by institutions as diverse as the Harvard Business Club, members of the Indian Parliament, Dharma Drum Mountain Monastery (of Ven. Sheng Yen) in Taiwan, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Smithsonian Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Silicon Valley Indian Professionals Association.

Mr. Goenka's success in service comes from being an inspiring example and an ideal, and of practicing what he asks his students to practice. "Develop purity in yourself if you wish to encourage others to follow the path of purity," he told an annual meeting in Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, on March 1, 1989. "Discover real peace and harmony within yourself, and naturally this will overflow to benefit others."

Mr. Goenka is a tireless worker. In 2002, at the age of 78, he undertook a remarkable Dhamma tour of the West. Accompanied by his wife Illaichidevi Goenka, a few senior teachers and students, he traveled for 128 days through Europe and North America, joyfully sharing the priceless gift of Vipassana. The second leg of the tour was a 13,000-mile road journey in a motor caravan through the United States and Canada.

Goenka is a prolific orator, writer and a poet. He writes in English, Hindi and Rajasthani languages. He has traveled widely and lectured to audiences worldwide including at the World Economic Forum, Davos, and at the “Millennium World Peace Summit” at the United Nations in August, 2000.[4] For four months in 2002, he undertook the Meditation Now Tour of North America.

A nearly 100-meter-tall pagoda in the outskirts of Mumbai named the Global Vipassana Pagoda was recently completed by students of S.N. Goenka. The pagoda is to serve as a monument of peace and harmony.