This booklet presents a collection of Hindi couplets (dohas), with English translation, chanted by S.N. Goenka in his ten-day Vipassana courses.
The doha is a traditional form of inspirational poetry derived from the ancient anutthuba chandas, the poetic form most frequently used by the Buddha. In addition to the basic couplet form, the doha has a rhyme at the end of each line. Many Indian spiritual teachers have used this form as a medium for their teachings and the doha remains even today a strong part of Indian culture.