This site was a project of students of Sayadaw U Tejaniya in order to share teachings from his book, Dhamma Everywhere: Welcoming each moment with awareness+wisdom
Please enjoy the teachings shared here and visit the main website for more, including links to audio, video, and PDF versions of Dhamma Everywhere, Don't Look Down on the Defilements: They Will Laugh at You and Awareness Alone Is Not Enough. You may also be interested in this sister Tumblr and our teacher's YouTube channel. Finally, if you are in North America, there are books available for distribution through the US organization of students and supporters, Wisdom Streams. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that this site and the book from which the content comes by no means are meant to replace the personal guidance of the teacher.
People think that they see the truth of dukkha only when they experience suffering. If that is so, how can they understand that experiencing calm (samādhi), the moments of bliss or delight (pīti), or of tranquility (passaddhi), are also dukkha? So long as moha is present and considers any of these experiences as pleasing, the Noble Truth of dukkha can’t be understood yet. Because people listen with defilements when they hear about the Noble Truth of dukkha, they think it is about experiencing bodily or mental suffering. In fact, that is dosa at work.
—Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Dhamma Everywhere (p. 91)