Secret of Happiness- Freedom from dependence on external conditions


Mahamevnawa Sadaham Library
මහමෙව්නාව සදහම් පුස්තකාලය

Though a lotus flower grows in the murky water, it breaks the surface and fragrantly blooms. Thus the wise are born in worldly society yet they rise above it and realize Nibbana.                                                       -The Buddha

Be a Lotus Flower

Are you ready to be awakened?


Fear, greed, and the desire for power are the psychological motivating

forces not only behind warfare and violence between nations, tribes,

religions, and ideologies, but also the cause of incessant conflict in personal



Is there a way out of suffering and into peace?




A simple yet profound message with the timeless and uncomplicated clarity of

the ancient spiritual masters

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I cannot live with myself any longer.

What is the point in continuing to live with this burden of misery? Why carry on with this continuous struggle?

Depression/ Stress can be cured

The Power of Now

A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

 To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of this extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being...

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A New Earth

Awakening to your Life's purpose

Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle presents readers with an honest look at the current state of humanity: He implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous insanity.

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Practicing the Power of Now

From the widely acclaimed best seller, The Power of Now, rises Practicing the Power of Now. Throughout The Power of Now, there are specific practices and clear keys that show us how to discover for ourselves the “grace, ease, and lightness” that come when we simply quiet our thoughts and see the world before us in the present moment.

Practicing the Power of Now is a carefully arranged series of excerpts from The Power of Now that directly gives us those exercises and keys. Read this book slowly, or even just open it at random, deepen your awareness by practicing the exercises, reflect on the words, reflect even on the space between the words, and – maybe over time, maybe immediately – you’ll discover something of life-changing significance. You’ll find the power, the ability to change and elevate not only your life, but your world as well.

It is here, now, in this moment: the sacred presence of your Being. It is here, now, not in some distant future: a place within us that always is and ever will be beyond the turmoil of life, a world of calm beyond words, of joy that has no opposite.

It is in your hands. Discover and practice the power of Now. 


Stillness Speaks

When we connect to the Stillness within, we move beyond our active minds and emotions and discover great depths of lasting peace, contentment, and serenity.

In Stillness Speaks, we receive the essence of Eckhart’s teachings in short, simple pieces that anyone can easily understand. The book is organized into ten chapters whose subjects range from "Beyond the Thinking Mind" to "Suffering and the End of Suffering." Each chapter is a mosaic of individual entries, concise and complete in themselves, but profoundly transformative when read as a whole. As Eckhart says in the introduction to the book: "This is not a book to be read from cover to cover and then put away. Live with it, pick it up frequently, and, more importantly, put it down frequently, or spend more time holding it then reading it."

Stillness Speaks is organized into ten chapters whose subjects range from "Beyond the Thinking Mind" to "Suffering and the End of Suffering." Each chapter is a mosaic of individual entries, concise and complete in themselves, but profoundly transformative when read as a whole.

Eckhart Tolle understands the spiritual needs of our time. He draws from the essence of all spiritual traditions, expressing these truths in startlingly fresh new ways. The result is a book that is paradoxically both ancient and contemporary, filled with timely and powerful messages. Stillness Speaks can be no less than an awakening for readers willing to give the words a chance to work their quiet magic.


Oneness With All Life

This book is beautifully packaged with evocative artwork and design, Oneness with All Life highlights the most inspiring and beautiful insights of A New Earth.

In A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle describes how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. The purpose of this book is to bring about a shift in consciousness, or in his words, an awakening. An essential part of this awakening is the recognition of the ego, and our attachment to things, the past, and enemies. In this new edition, Eckhart Tolle has picked the essential phrases and paragraphs—the gems of the book—that he feels are most important.



Milton's Secret

Eckhart Tolle has a simple message for everyone—living in the Now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. With co-author Robert Friedman and illustrator Frank Riccio, Tolle now brings his message of the power of Now to children.

Milton's Secret is the charming story of Milton, a bright, cheerful boy, who learns to overcome his fear of bullies and other scary things that sometimes frighten children. Children follow Milton's adventures as he learns to stop projecting his past fears into the future—and live simply and happily in the moment.

Milton's Secret will not only appeal to the millions of readers of Tolle's other books, but also to any parent who wants to help their young children overcome typical childhood fears.



Guardians of Being

This wonderfully unique collaboration brings together two masters of their fields, joining original words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle with delightful illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS. Every heartwarming page provokes thought, insight, and smiling reverence for all beings and each moment.

More than a collection of witty and charming drawings, the marriage of Patrick McDonnell’s art and Eckhart Tolle’s words conveys a profound love of nature, of animals, of humans, of all life-forms. Guardians of Being celebrates and reminds us of not only the oneness of all life but also the wonder and joy to be found in the present moment, amid the beauty we sometimes forget to notice all around us.


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Come and See

The teachings of:


Eckhart Tolle


Freedom From The Known

Jiddu Krishnamurthi 

"It is a journey which must be taken completely alone, with neither wife, nor husband, nor books. You can set out on this journey only when you really see the truth that you have to walk completely alone- and then you are alone; not out of bitterness, not out of cynicism, not out of despair but because you see the fact that aloneness is absolutely necessary. It is this fact, and the perceiving of this fact, that sets one free to walk alone. The book, the savior, the teacher- they are yourself".


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  Eight Conversations

Krishnamurti's NoteBook

Action & Relationship

Commentaries on Living - Part 1

The Network of Thought

Life Ahead

The First and Last Freedom

Commentaries on Living - Part 2

Education and the Significance of Life

Public Talks in Washington DC 1985



Commentaries on Living - Part 3

Inward Flowering

The Book of Life

The Future is Now

Los Alamos 1984

Way of Intelligence

Jiddu Krishnamurti on Education

Urgency of Change

Freedom From The Known

From Darkness to Light


Think on these Things

On Love and Freedom

Questions and Answers 1979-80

You Are the World

The Impossible Question

Life in Freedom

The only Revolution

The Future of Humanity

Five Conversations

A Dialog with Oneself

Book of Oneself


Krishnamurti's Journal 1973

Last Journal 1983-84

The Flame of Attention

The Awakening of Intelligence

Mind Without Measure

Exploration into Insight

The Flight of the Eagle

Beyond Violence

Truth and Actuality

Tradition and Revolution


Choice less Awareness

The Origin of Conflict

 The Ending of Time

The World of Peace


Jiddu Krishnamurti MP3 Discourses

Jiddu Krishnamurti Interviews

Jiddu Krishnamurti Brockwood 1985 Talk 1

Jiddu Krishnamurti Brockwood 1985 Talk 2

Jiddu Krishnamurti Brockwood 1985 Talk 3

Jiddu Krishnamurti Brockwood 1985 Talk 4

Related Jiddu Krioshnamurti Section in Website

Jiddu Krishnamurti Teachings


Jiddu Krishnamurti discourses on Key Issues

Jiddu Krishnamurti Meditation Discourses

Jiddu Krishnamurti talk on Enlightenment



 Godwin Samararatne

Godwin Samararatne was one of the best known lay meditation teachers in Sri Lanka in recent times, based at his meditation Centre at Nilambe in the central hill country near Kandy. After his death in March 2000 letters and tributes poured in as many people around the world attested to the impact that Godwin and his teaching had made on their lives.

Godwin Samararatne's teachings

Enlightened people try to behave like ordinary people and ordinary people try to behave like enlightened ones.

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The late Mr. Godwin Samararatne was the chief meditation instructor at Nillambe Meditation Centre, Sri Lanka.


Dhamma Discussion 1a

45min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 1b

45min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 3a

45min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 3b

20min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 4a

45min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 4b

30min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 5a

45min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 5b

20min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 6a

45min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 6b

30min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 7a

45min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 7b

15min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 8

40min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 9

40min., �Nillambe


Dhamma Discussion 10

1h.15min., �Nillambe


1h.15min., �Nillambe

Sinhla Talks



1h., ©Nillambe



1h., ©Nillambe

More talks can be found on the web site

Talks in the Netherlands (July 1998) new

1: The Importance of Awareness (Friday, 17th July 1998)
(22 minutes, 10 MB)

2: Loving-Kindness (Saturday, 18th July 1998)
(34 minutes, 15 MB)

3: Dealing with Relationships (Sunday, 19th July 1998)
(35 minutes, 16 MB)

4: Tools to be used in Meditation (Monday, 20th July 1998)
(23 minutes, 11 MB)

5: Negative and Positive use of Thoughts (Tuesday, 21th July 1998)
(26 minutes, 12 MB)

6: The Four Noble Truths (Thursday, 23th July 1998)
(19 minutes, 9 MB)

7: Meditation Techniques (Thursday, 23th July 1998)
(10 minutes, 5 MB)

8: Meditation for Life and Death (Friday, 24th July 1998)
(25 minutes, 11 MB)

Talks in Singapore (June and July 1992)

1: The Experience of Non-Self (Friday, 12th June 1992)
How to develop meditation so as to have a non-dual or non-self experience
(50 minutes, 23 MB)

2: Thoughts, Emotions, and Sensations (Thursday, 18th June 1992)
Discussion on how to deal with Thoughts, Emotions, and Sensations
(51 minutes, 23 MB)

3: Meditation on Loving-Kindness (Friday, 19th June 1992)
The benefits of Loving-Kindness, and questions on grief.
(45 minutes, 20 MB)

4: Joy and Lightness in Meditation (Thursday, 25th June 1992)
How meditation can help us experience joy and lightness, and questions about pain.
(62 minutes, 28 MB)

5: Cultural Factors in Meditation (Friday, 26th June 1992)
The cultural factors involved in working with Western, Asian, and African meditators
(48 minutes, 22 MB)

6: Meditation on Breathing (Thursday, 2nd July 1992)
Various aspects of meditation on breathing and clarifications regarding the practice.
(40 minutes, 18 MB)

7: Awareness or Mindfulness (Friday, 3rd July 1992)
The importance of awareness and how it can free us from negative emotions.
(41 minutes, 19 MB)

8: Research into Rebirth (Thursday, 9th July 1992)
A talk about research into rebirth cases in Sri Lanka:
the types of cases, their interpretation, and its relevance for meditation.
(85 minutes, 39 MB)

Some more talks given during the same period (exact dates unknown)

Guided Meditation on Non-Self (Anatta) (1992)
Guided meditation on Non-Self, or egolessness, followed by a short talk on the subject
(15 minutes, 7 MB)

Aspects of Loving-Kindness (1992)
(22 minutes, 10 MB)

Benefits of Loving-Kindness (1992)
The benefits of Loving-Kindness, and a guided meditation
(23 minutes, 10 MB)

Guided Meditation on Loving-Kindness (1992)
Short talk to Loving-Kindness and a guided meditation
(25 minutes, 11 MB)

A second series of talks given in Singapore (dates unknown)

1: Loving-Kindness
(70 minutes, 32 MB)

2: Meditation on Breathing
(67 minutes, 30 MB)

3: Emotions
(74 minutes, 25 MB)

4: Thoughts
(70 minutes, 32 MB)

5: Everyday Life
(72 minutes, 32 MB)

Stress and the Four Noble Truths
How the Four Noble Truths can help us deal with stress
(36 minutes, 16 MB)

Aspects of Meditation
Various aspects of meditation, and questions about death
(56 minutes, 26 MB)

Talks in Buddhistische Gesellschaft Hamburg, Germany
(August 7-12, 1991)

1: How Culture makes a Difference in Meditation
The differences in teaching meditation to people from various cultural backgrounds
(88 minutes, 36MB)
(with German translation)

2: The Importance of Awareness
Discussion about the importance of maintaining awareness and the role of thoughts
(47 minutes, 21MB)

3: Emotions
The different types of emotions that arise and how to deal with them
(59 minutes, 27MB)

4: Psychological Wounds
Psychological wounds that have arisen in childhood and in relationships
(56 minutes, 26MB)

5: Review of Meditation Techniques
Review of the different meditation techniques that are recommended
(57 minutes, 26MB)
(with German translation)

6: Meditation and Daily Life
How to turn daily life into a continual practice of meditation
(51 minutes, 23MB)

Talk in England (1991)

Meditation as a Source of Joy
(60 minutes, 27 MB)
this recording is published with the kind permission of the
Buddhist Society, London who retain the copyright

Talks in South Africa (dates unknown)

The Benefits of Loving-Kindness
(50 minutes, 23 MB)

Handling Emotions
(80 minutes, 36 MB)

 These and other talks could be donated in printed and DVD forms for the seekers of dhamma at free of charge.


He was able, straight, and upright, easy to speak to, meek, without conceit,
Satisfied with little, easy to support, free from duties, and light in living,

With faculties at peace, prudent, not forward, not greedy among the families,
He did not do the slightest thing whereby the wise might find fault with him.
Kularatna Nakkawatta 



සිධාර්ථ ගෞතමයාණන් මම ඇතුළු ලෝකය පිළිබදව පර්යේෂණයක් කළහ. එමගින් ප්‍රත්‍යක්ෂ අත්දැකීමක් ලැබුහ.එම ගැබුරු අත්දැකීම මෙසේ ඉදිරිපත් කළහ. "ප්‍රක්ඥාවන්තයනි",

මෙහි සිතක්ද නැත, කයක්ද නැත, එමනිසා "මම" කියා අයෙකුද නැත. මෙවැනි ලෝකයක් නැත. පරලොවක් නැත, ඉරක්, හඳක් නැත, මේ සියල්ල අවිද්යාව නිසා සකස් කරගත් මිත්යවන්ය. මෙම මිත්යාධර්ම මොහොතක් මොහොතක් පාසා සමුදය වෙයි. එම සමුදය තුලම නිරෝද වෙයි. එම නිරෝදය එම මොහොත තුලම ප්රඥාවෙන් දකිමින්යන්න. එසේ කරගෙන යාමේදී එක් ක්ෂණයක දී මෙම ලෝකනිරෝඩය ප්රත්යක්ෂවම අත්දැකිය හැකිය. එය සියලෙහි නිවීම දැකීම නොහොත් නිවන් දැකීම නම් වෙයි" යනු එම ගැඹුරු කරුණු දැක්වීමයි.


වසර ගණනාවක්පුරා ගැඹුරු පර්යේෂණයක් කරමින් එම දහම් මග අධ්යනය කලෙමි. එම ප්රතිපතියෙහි පිහිටියෙමි. එම ක්ෂණයක ලෝක නිරෝඩය ප්රත්යක්ෂවම අත්දුටුවෙමි. මෙහි සිතක්, කයක්, හෝ මමෙකු නැතිබව, මෙලොවක්, පරලොවක්, ඉරක්, හඳක් නැතිබව, මේ සියල මිත්යාවක් බව ප්රත්ය්ක්ෂවම අවබෝධ කලෙමි.

එමම කරුණු ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම, එම අත්දැකීම පිලිබඳවය. මෙම ගැඹුරු දහම් කරුණු ඔබත් අද්යනය කරන. එම ප්රතිපතියෙහි පිහිටන්න. මෙම අසිරිමත් අත්දැකීම ලබමින් මා කියන තැනට ඇවිත් බලන්න. සසර දුක නිවාගන්නා ලෙස මැයින් ඇරයුම් කෙරේ.

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පොත් හා සඟරා


    දැනට පළකර ඇති පොත් හා සඟරා

පොත් පත්
  • භව නිරෝධය
  • සත්‍යභිවාදනය
  • ආර්ය දර්ශනය
  • ආර්ය ධනය
  • අකාලික ගෞතම දර්ශනය
  • බුදුන් වදාල ක්ෂණ වාදය

මෙම පොත්පෙළ " ප්‍රක්ඥා විමර්ශන පොත්පෙළ" නමින් හැදින්වේ. සත්‍ය ගවේෂී කුලරත්න නක්කාවත්ත මහතා මෙම පොත්පෙලෙහි කතුවරයාය. මෙම පොත්පෙළෙහි

  • සත්‍යභිවාදනය “ The Universal Truth” ලෙසින්ද,
  • ආර්ය දර්ශනය ” The Nobel vision” ලෙසින්ද,
  • ආර්ය ධනය “The Nobel Wealth” ලෙසින්ද ,
  • අකාලික ගෞතම දර්ශනය “ The Timeless Gotham Vision” යන නමින්ද ඉංග්‍රීසි බසට පරිවර්තනය කර ඇත.

මෙම පොත්පෙළ කොළඹ 10 මරදාන අංක 675, ගොඩගේ පොත් මැදුරෙන් ලබාගත හැක . දුරකථන අංක 0114614904.

තිලිණ පොත් :
  • අසමසම ලොව්තුරු දහම
  • පටිසෝතගාමී නිර්වාණ ධර්මය
 Bhava nirodhaya


       Aarya darsanaya

       Aarya danaya

       Akalika gauthama darsanaya

       Budun vadala kshanavadaya

       Aarya paryeshanaya     Audio

(Maha-suññata Sutta: The Greater Discourse on Emptiness)

Patisothagami Nirvana Dharmaya(Sinhala)
Asama Sama Lovturu Dahama(Sinhala)
Venerating the Truth of Immortal Nibbana 

       The universal truth

The noble vision

The noble wealth

The timeless gotama vision
Ramana Maharshi
The renowned Indian sage Ramana Maharshi is beloved by Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, and Taoists alike for the inspirational power of his teachings, which transcend all religious differences. Here is a collection of Sri Ramana's instructions and discourses culled from three works: Who Am I? , Spiritual Instructions , and Maharshi's Gospel. These teachings are arranged by topics such as work and renunciation, silence and solitude, peace and happiness, and the discipline of self-inquiry. Reading this book, presented in question-and-answer format, evokes the feeling of being with this outstanding teacher at one of his intimate teaching sessions.

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Ramana Maharshi,s Teachings


Sheela Subhasinghe



Sanasuma Me Mohothai (Sinhala)
A Forward to "Venerating the Truth of Immortal  Nibbana"
(AmāMaha Nivana Pilimbanda Satyabhivadanaya)
Gramini Abhaya

       Beyond thought (chinthanayen eha in Sinhala)


In spite of education become intelligent


නිර්මල බුදු දහම --- ඔබ කවද වත් නොඅසා ඇතිවාට සැ



by Dr. Amitha Kumuduni Hewavitharana



Lao Tzu.

Tao Te Ching

Ken Follett





Deepak Chopra

The Seven spiritual laws of



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Non Time Gotama Vision- Kularatna Nakkawatta

Yatha. bhuta nana dassana

       Knowledge of vision of things as -they truly are.

Yoniso manasikara

Thorough attention, wise consideration.


The world is a Linage of thoughts

That die within the arising itself

Thus the Buddha advised us to realize

The Truth by seeing the reality of the world,

From within oneself.


The exalted, Fully Enlightened Lord Buddha, the Tathagata is the most noble one who has introduced an incomparable profound philosophy which has overcome all the visions, laws and theories of the philosophers ever born in the world.


This nonlogical vision is an eternal untime Truth which remains unchanged at the beginning called the past. at the middle called the present and at the end called the future; and also was unchanged by any philosopher in the past and is not disproved

by any intellectual in the present and would be undeniable by any philosopher in the future.


 This doctrine of Dependent origination (paticca samuppāda) or the doctrine of Cause and Effect which was disclosed through the Noble Research under the motto of "in search of what is called the Truth" (kin sachcha gavēsi) reveals profoundly that the cause and requisite all arise together at the same time and cease or vanish simultaneously with the arising itself.


This philosophy which is also known as the cessation of Cause and Effect, has cleared neatly that the ignorance (avijja) is the cause and then the effect would be the thought which is born because of the ignorance and when the effect known as as

the thought, ceases within the arising itself, the cause which is named ignorance which was the base to create that effect named thought too is subjected to cessation and this cessation is an instant occurrence which is inapplicable with the chronology of past, present and future, and this state of instant simultaneous termination of Cause and Effect or the Ultimate liberation is the Nibbana.


Noble friend Nakkawatta

August 06th 2010

Gifts of Dhamma excels all other Gifts




‘Nibbanam Paramam Sukam’
Nibbana (The Mind Stilled) is the Supreme Bliss


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The Mahamevnawa Sadhaham Library was launched on May 09th 2005, and it was inaugurated by venerable sir, Kiribathgoda Gnanananda thero of Mahamevnawa Monastery.
 "The Foundations will see to it that these teachings are kept whole, are not distorted, are not made corrupt. They will not give rise to any sectarian spirit in their activities... nor create any kind of place of worship around the teachings or the person."

Later, a branch of Sadham Library was opned at F 28, Mayfield Watta, Walpitamulla, Devalapola in the same year.