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BALANGODA ANANDA MAITREYA THERO PDF

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Thero also traveled to many countries in the world for the propagation of Buddhism.

By this time darkness was thickly descending, and thus, when we reached the temple, I could anznda see farther than the small area illuminated by the kerosene lantern I was given. He seemed so fit, so clear-minded, so full of vitality that we never doubted he would live on for at least a few more years. Wil van der Aalst. Piyadassi to remind him of his invitation, and he wrote back, giving me the name of a senior prelate who, he said, had previously ordained Westerners.

About a month earlier a group of Buddhists from Malaysia had called on me and presented me with a two-volume work they had published for free distribution: Unusually for a Theravada teacher, he publicly studied some other traditions, such as Mahayana Buddhism, mantra and esoteric yoga.

His teachings and life have been an inspiration to many aspiring monks and lay followers.

Metta Meditation – Ven Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero

Ananda Maitreya as my own ordination teacherthe one who brought me into the Sangha and guided my first steps in the life of a bhikkhu. On a trip down to Colombo, this time to visit an ailing Ven. Ananda Maitreya Thero translation maitdeya the Dhammapada is published internationally.

Would I make some blunder that would immediately convince the Mahathera that I was unsuited for ordination as a monk?

My fears of bowing in the wrong way were also laid to rest. All along the road for about km, from Avissawela onwards, every town was decked out in yellow and orange banners inscribed with words of homage to the Mahanayaka Thera. Fortunately we were able to meet him and I could offer him the books, which he started perusing even before we concluded our meeting. First Series Dharma deshana 52 ven balangoda ananda maitreya thero. On 18 JanuaryThero was appointed to the post of Sangha Nayaka of Sabaragamu-Saddhammawansa Nikaya and in the same year he participated in the Sixth Buddhist council held in Myanmar.

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A very different image of the Mahanayaka Thera remains fixed in my mind as a summation of his character and attitude towards life. Subject of my talk is meditation of loving kindness.

Writers who have eulogized the Mahanayaka Thera after his death have often extolled his lofty titles, his numerous writings, and his extensive missionary work all over the world. He was a self learner in most of his areas of studies. In pali language we call it Metta Bhawana.

It will be a great Dhamma Dana.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero – Discussion –

I have already e-mailed you. In addition to that, Nayaka Thero has received two honorary titles, “Saahithyasuuri” from Vidyodaya University and “Saahithya Chakrawarthi” from Vidyalankara University. Although I subsequently came to see the need to distinguish among the various strata in the evolution of Theravada Buddhist thought, this early advice from my teacher helped to steer me away from fruitless interpretations often rooted in little more than the pride and cleverness of the expositor.

When I saw this, and when I saw the long lines of people that turned out to pay final respects to the body, and the huge crowd that attended the cremation, I realized how powerful an impact this simple monk had made on the people of this nation: Thero entered Ananda College, Colombo in and became a teacher of the same school in I call upon all those who have material on Venerable Balangoda Ananda Maitreya and his teachings to make them available herelike what has been done for Prof.

Ananda Maitreya, all my fears were dispelled like the morning mist before the rising sun. At once I felt delighted that my kamma, and the good offices of Ven. Lectures and Essays on Buddhism: But there was no turning back: When we parted, Ven.

Most of his books are written in English and Sinhala languages. My third meeting with the Mahanayaka Thera took place only a month before his death. He opened the Sri Dhammananda Pirivena, Colombo in The Path of Truth: Contents Dharma deshana 52 ven balangoda ananda maitreya thero Dharma deshana 48 ven balangoda ananda maitreya thero Biography Degrees and titles Survey of writings References Dharma deshana 48 ven balangoda ananda maitreya thero.

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Retrieved 28 March The next year the decision had crystallized in my mind to go to Asia to take ordination as a Theravada Buddhist monk. Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme.

Please allow me to add a few things here. I write human rights and animal rights performance poetry. During the Vassa ofwhich he spent at Giriulla, about halfway between Kandy and Colombo, I went out with a friend to visit him.

I could not help being struck by the utter simplicity, the lack of any sense of self-importance, the utterly unpretentious kindness of this man — the highest ranking prelate in the Amarapura Nikaya, the most learned scholar-monk on the island, yet never thinking for a moment he was too good or too high to sit almost on the same level with a simple kitchen handextending to him the same gracious friendliness that he extended to everyone else who sought his guidance and help.

This page was last edited on 23 Augustat Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero lived a modest life and did a great service for the propagation of Buddhist philosophy. The humbleness of Maha Nayaka Thero’s character is clearly shown, when he publicly stated that he had no liking whatsoever for titles and awards, but that he was rather accepting it to satisfy the presenter. On this particular afternoon the weather had been cool and rainy, so the break was especially welcome.

One day our center received notice that a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka would be arriving in Los Angeles. Ananda Maitreya Thero was famous for his achievements in Buddhist meditation.