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.
Sariputta, born in a rich Brahmin family in Rajgriha, was raised in the lap of luxuries. Disenchanted of pursuing fleeting sense pleasures in the guise of enjoyment, he and his childhood friend Kolita (later known as Mahamoggallāna), embarked on a spiritual journey in search of liberation.
This book narrates the quest for liberation of this great ‘General of the Dhamma‘ (Dhammasenāpati), who was considered the foremost in wisdom and made a phenomenal contribution to the spread of Vipassana. It also contains guidance given by the Buddha to Sariputta and conversations between Sariputta and other great disciples on the subtle aspects of Vipassana.
This book is ideal for Vipassana meditators as well as non-meditators.