Published as a part of the series by VRI on the 'Great Disciples of the Buddha', this book aims to motivate old students to continue their practice seriously as well as to inspire new students to walk the same path as the exemplary practitioners of Vipassana meditation.
This book narrates stories of two great disciples of the Buddha - Bahiya Daruchariya and Bhadda Kundalkesa. Both were known as the foremost in understanding the teachings most quickly.
Bahiya Daruchariya, a lone survivor from a boat crash, stayed near present day Nallasopara in Mumbai, purporting to be a monk to earn his livelihood. This story narrates his evolution from a pretend monk to a fully liberated person.
Bhadda Kundalkesa, the beautiful daughter of a rich businessman, fell in love and got married to a handsome thief who plotted her murder. This story reveals her journey after a close shave with death to the attainment of full enlightenment.
This book is ideal for Vipassana meditators as well as non-meditators.