Published as a part of the series by VRI on the 'Great Disciples of the Buddha', this book aims to inspire old students to continue their practice seriously as well as to motivate new students to walk the same path as the exemplary practitioners of Vipassana meditation.
Lakundak Bhaddiya, one of the 80 great disciples of the Buddha, was an ideal example of 'never judge anyone by an outward appearance'. Even though blessed with the sweetest voice, he always faced merciless teasing and taunts from other people due to his short height and ugly appearance. In spite of this treatment, he always maintained his serenity and exuded nothing but compassionate love and kindness for everyone. On witnessing one such incident of teasing, the Buddha praised Lakundak Bhaddiya for his calmness, compassion and sweet voice.
Lakundak Bhaddiya always used to say that people who tease him for his ugly features, fail to understand the real him as well as people who praise him for his sweet voice fail to understand the real him as well. He was beyond both praise and blame. This book narrates the exemplary life story of this fully liberated monk.
This book is ideal for Vipassana meditators as well as non-meditators.