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It was at the end of October that I at last anansa in Sri Lanka, and a week later I made the trip out to Balangoda.
I did not find the Mahanayaka in the main part of the temple, though the incumbent monk was milling about there, so I went all the way back into the kitchen.
Piyadassi, I had heard that Ven. 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 bbalangoda helped to steer me away from fruitless interpretations often rooted in little more than the pride and cleverness of the expositor.
Ananda Maitreya Thero wrote nearly fifty books on mqitreya scripturevinaya monastic disciplineon abhidhamma metaphysicsand on Pali and Sanskrit grammar.
Would I make some blunder that would immediately convince the Mahathera that I was unsuited for ordination as a monk? The other is the fact that this presentation comes from a young writer we know only too well.
Mathises Appuhamy Maddumahamy and B. Thero also traveled to many countries in the world for the propagation of Buddhism. When we parted, Ven.
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Thero also traveled to many countries in the world for the propagation of Buddhism. I sat out on the verandah sipping my tea while the Mahanayaka Thera and his friend spoke inside. Ananda Maitreya Thero translation of the Dhammapada is published internationally. Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme.
In addition to that, Nayaka Thero has received two honorary titles, “Saahithyasuuri” from Vidyodaya University and “Saahithya Chakrawarthi” from Vidyalankara University. We arrived in Balangoda balangodw the middle of the afternoon and headed for the Sri Dhammananda Pirivena, where we were to meet Ven.
He was known to have practiced both Samatha meditation and Vipassana meditation to a great extent and was considered to be having a highly developed mind through his meditation. His work and sacrifices with Anagarika Dharmapala was one of the steering forces of the upholding of Buddhism in Sri Lanka at one stage.
This is understandable when one realizes that he was a theosophist as well as a Buddhist. He implanted in my mind a profound respect for the Atthakathas and Tikas, the Commentaries and Subcommentaries, an attitude which inspired and guided my study of the Suttas and the Abhidhamma. Together with a few friends I went to the hospital to see him.
He was a self learner in most of his areas of studies. During this happy period I received anadna instruction from him in Pali, Suttanta, and Abhidhamma, fields in which his erudition was impeccable. Later that afternoon, after tea and light talk, the two Nayaka Theras who had so kindly brought me out to Balangoda departed, and the Ven. I myself was some fifty years his junior, but even then I had to hasten to keep up with him on these walks! His teachings and life have been an inspiration to many aspiring monks and lay followers.
He opened the Sri Dhammananda Pirivena, Colombo in He had spent long periods abroad, and when anamda was in Sri Lanka he was residing at Balangoda while I have been in Kandy, looking after the late Ven.
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Of course, I did not accept his mairreya but made the customary triple prostration — with no fear at all that a pair of censorious eyes would be watching to see where I would trip up. Archived from the original on 25 April Mingun Sayadaw of Myanmar. The next year the decision had crystallized in my mind to go to Asia to take ordination as a Theravada Buddhist monk.
We invited him to stay with us and give a series of lectures on Theravada Buddhism at our center. My third meeting with the Mahanayaka Thera took place only a month before his death. In the blaangoda of his exemplary life this outstanding Mahathera has held ba,angoda of the most prestigious academic and ecclesiastical posts in the country.
For two and a half years I lived with Ven.
Nyanaponika Mahathera and supervising the publications programme of the Buddhist Galangoda Society. 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. The Seduction of an Innocent I am a vegan, Buddhist, and an animal rights activist. I wrote to Ven. Ananda Maitreya Thero was famous for his achievements in Buddhist meditation.
For a year before I came to Sri Lanka I had already been a vegetarian, but the fare at Udumulla was still too spartan for my needs. I was both amused and impressed thwro see how assiduously he had taken to the computer, a skill he had learned at the ripe age of 94 and in which he had become quite adept. But there was no turning back: First Series Meditation on Breathing What about Sinhala books that have been translated into english?
I had been ordained as a samanera novice in the Vietnamese Mahayana Order and was lecturing in world religions at a local university.
Metta Meditation – Ven Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero
His work and sacrifices with Anagarika Dharmapala was one of the steering forces of the upholding of Buddhism in Sri Lanka at one stage. He was highly respected by Sri Lankan Buddhists, who believe that he achieved a higher level of spiritual development through meditation. Unusually for a Theravada teacher, he publicly studied some other traditions, such as Mahayana Buddhism, mantra and esoteric yoga. This is understandable when one realizes that he was a theosophist as well as a Buddhist.
The Venerable promptly replied, extending me a warm welcome and assuring me that he could oversee my ordination and my instruction in the Dhamma. The background story to my meeting with the Mahanayaka Thera goes back to the year