The Webu Sayadaw emphasized the practice of meditation as the only way to bring the teachings of the Buddha to fulfillment.
The study of the scriptures, though helpful, is not indispensable for the realization of Nibbana. The technique of meditation taught by the Webu Sayadaw is one of forty techniques mentioned in the scriptures for the development of samadhi or concentration.
It is called anapana sati and requires one to be aware (1) that one is breathing in while breathing in, (2) that one is breathing out while one is breathing out, (3) of the spot or area which the stream of air touches while one is breathing in and out.
In the Visuddhimagga Buddhaghosa describes sixteen ways of approaching this meditation, but the Webu Sayadaw kept reminding his disciples they needn’t know about all of these; all they really needed to know was the reality of in-and-out breathing.
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You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the wayBuddha, Dhp 276