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Who are Weizzars and their path in Buddhism?





The aim of the siddha (Vast explanation given in Sutra pitaka; specially in Digha nikaya, Apadana and patisambhidamagga) in Buddhism was to attain the state of a Vidyadhara. This term needs some explanation. Vidyadhara (Tibet: Rig-dzin), literally translated, means "Insight-holder" or "Knowledge-holder". A Vidyadhara is one who possesses the "knowledge of reality" whereby he or she acquires power over the physical world—he (she) stands in a privileged position vis-à-vis the Universe and can pass at will through the dimensions. Through specialized higher knowledge the Vidyadhara is able to manipulate the framework of nature.

In other words, the Vidyadhara is a master not only in terms of seeing into the mind, but wields control over the concrete field of existence – he or she can transit through space and time, and has an influence on human destiny.

In Burma, the existence of the Vidyadhara has not been forgotten. Indeed, the Shwedagon Pagoda is, to quote one author, "generally believed to be a favourite haunt of Weizzers, hermits endowed with magical powers and semi-divine beings who have come to do obeisance to it in order to gain eternal merit for their well-being in future lives." Here the term "Weizzer" (variously spelt, Waizzar, Weisar, etc.), is short for "Weizzer-Dho". This is the Burmese equivalent of the Sanskrit Vidyadhara.

Interestingly enough, this term also has a well-known English equivalent: Wizard. Modern Western man no longer believes in his Wizards, and treats them as fairy tales out of the past. Nevertheless, in old celtic lore, a "Wizard" was a wise man, a holder of wisdom, who could look into the past and future. Merlin, the advisor of the legendary king Arthur, was such a wizard.

A Wizard or Weizzer is a person possessed of the special knowledge whereby the fundamental ground of space and time can be subtly influenced by a mind to conform to certain desired results.

The Burmese say that among Weizzars there are two kinds: Lawki Weizzars and Lawkuttara Weizzars. The former are Wizards who have acquired mastery over the physical world; they know the secret mantras, pentacles and talismans, by which world-events can be affected. A Sei Weizzar is a type of Lawki-wizard who uses his psychic powers for healing the sick. In Burma someone who has accomplished the transmutation of matter through alchemical science is also a Weizzar of the Lawki type. When Namgyal Rinpoche resided in Burma as a young monk he spent considerable time observing and studying with the Weizzar-alchemists who, in the old days, would often visit U Tila Wunta's monastery in Rangoon. Weizzars are also believed to be able to know who a person was in their previous lifetimes, and are able to observe the reincarnation of someone who has died. Lawki wizards are siddhas who can consciously and wilfully work miracles, as and when they choose.

Lawkuttara Weizzars, on the other hand, are more than ordinary this-worldly wizards; they are enlightened wizards, or in other words, wisdom-masters who have seen the foundations of Reality. They are saints who have realized the transcendental. The true Vidyadhara is a lawkuttara insight-holder.

So here we say Weizzars or the Vidyadhara are the people who get supernatural powers as well as in the way of Nirvana. To be a weizza (Lawkuttra weizza) a person must to achieve minimum sotapanna! 

There is a real network called the "Supreme Council of Weizzars who are protecting the Buddha's Sasana". Sasana means dispensation.

Aba Bo Min Gaung, Bo Bo Aung, San Shay Ko Daw, Yet Kan Sin Taung
Sayadaw are members of this Supreme Council. The picture of the top are the lawkuttara weizzars.

Their task is to protect the holy pagodas, Buddha relics and the palm leaf manuscripts and the marble slabs at the foot of the Mandalay Hill which contain the Tripitakas or the Three Baskets of Buddhism in the Pali language.

In Bangladesh Ven. U Pannya Jota Thera is the torch-bearer of  Lawkuttara Weizzars!



The life of Ven. U Pannya Jota Thera

undefinedVen. U Pannya Jota Thera (a former Senior Assistant Judge) is very famous and well known Theravada monk in Bangladesh. He was born in Royal Bohmong family at Bandarban, Bagladesh. He served Bangladesh Government as Judge about 8 years.

He became Buddhist monk in 1990.

He is founder and chief priest of:

1. The World Buddha Sasana Shevaka Sangha, Bangladesh 2. Pannya Passanara Buddhist Monastery, Bandarban Sadar, Bandarban Hill District, Bangladesh 3. Khyaungwa Kyaung Raja Vihara (Chief priest), Bandarban Sadar, Bandarban Hill District, Bangladesh 4. Maha shuka Chutongbrae Buddha Dhatu Zadi (Golden Temple), Pulpara, Bandarban Sadar, Bangladesh 5. Dhatu Zadi Monastery, Pulpara, Bandarban Sadar, Bandarban Hill District, Bangladesh 6. Sasana Vaddhana Pariyatti Kyaung (Religious school) 7. Be Happy Learning Centre (Orphanage & Free school), Bandarban Hill District, Bangladesh 8. Swe Yenggya Icchasaya Mohiddijey Goyidawgreeng, Bangladesh 9. Bangladesh Buddhist Monastery, Yangoon, Myanmar

10. Bangladesh Buddhist Monastery, Maung Daw, Arakan State, Myanmar