BALANGODA ANANDA MAITREYA THERO BOOKS PDF – PALI Made Easy. by Venerable Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera D. All we need is the price of a paperback book to sustain a library the whole world trusts. We have . Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero. by Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero (බලංගොඩ ආනන්ද මෛත්‍රෙය මහනාහිමි): (August 23, – July 18, ) was a Sri Lankan.

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Would I fumble hopelessly for words? Piyadassi suggested to me that some day I should come to Sri Lanka, anamda he could arrange for me to stay at a Buddhist monastery. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero Buddhaghosha. When we left his room we found to our astonishment a line of about thirty people waiting to see him. At this time he was already years of age, baoangoda several times per month, armed with a load of bookswe would make the 6 km walk from his temple to the Balangoda pirivena, and then, after a short break at the pirivena, would make another 6 km walk back to the temple.

Would I make some blunder that would immediately convince the Mahathera that I was unsuited for ordination as a monk? I sat out on the verandah sipping my tea while the Mahanayaka Thera and his friend spoke inside. Ananda Maitreya was widely read, had a rich store of experience, maitreua was an original thinker and writer.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero Sinhala: He was a self learner in most of his areas of studies. It will be a maitrfya Dhamma Dana. First Series Meditation on Breathing What about Sinhala books that have been translated into english?

He quoted Lord Buddha in his speech saying “I often remind myself of My Great Buddha’s preaching in the Sanyuktha nikaya of the Abhidhamma Pitaka of the worthlessness and futileness of the craving for awards, titles and commanding positions”. The Seduction of an Innocent I am a vegan, Buddhist, and an animal rights activist.

So sure was I that his intuition was correct that when I heard he was seriously ill in Colombo this past July I had no doubt that he would recover. I had been ordained as a samanera novice in the Vietnamese Mahayana Order and was lecturing in world religions at a local university. Occasionally a piece of papaya provided a special treat.

At the age of 15 he had decided to enter the order of Buddhist monks anqnda was ordained as a Samanera at the temple Sri Nandaramaya, Udumulla, Balangoda on March 2, My meetings with the Mahanayaka Thera in those days balangoda ananda maitreya thero books not all devoted to religious instruction.


December 28, at 1: When we left his room we found to our astonishment a line of about thirty people waiting to see him. I served as Ven. Darkness was starting to set in and the rain clouds were rumbling, so I thought I should remind the Venerable of the time.

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ananea We expected him to be returning to Balangoda before the rains retreat, and I was hoping to go out to Balangoda after the rainy season to spend a longer period with him at his temple.

December 23, at 3: Almost every house and shop flew a yellow flag or strips of yellow cloth.

Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme. This page was last edited on 23 Augustat Venerable Balangoda Ananda Maitreya was one of the great personalities of Theravada Buddhism in the twentieth century, and it is testimony to his vast store of past merits that his life span stretched bakangoda across this century from its beginning almost to its end.

A light rain had started to fall, and after several stopovers along the way we entered the rough dirt road that led to Udumulla. Would I make my prostrations in the correct manner?

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Considering the youth of today, who generally run after popular works will not write a book about a Maha Thera. It was no stern, cold, ascetic glare that met my questioning eyes, but a bright radiant kindness, a natural simplicity, and a twinkling immediacy of presence which instantly put me ablangoda ease.

These contained little more than beds, book cases, and wooden tables; it was in one of these that Ven. Many Buddhists have experienced his powerful spiritual blessings in many more ways than one.

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. Later in Marchthe Burmese government conferred on Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero the highest title, ‘Abhidhaja Maharatthaguru’ Most Eminent Great Spiritual Teacherwhich is equivalent to, in honor of his unique service to the Buddhist religion.

The midday meal was usually country rice with a dhal curry and a single vegetable, and a local confection for dessert. Punchi Mahattaya had his primary education at Kumara Vidyalaya.

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Many Buddhists have experienced his powerful spiritual blessings in many more ways than one. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thero also traveled to many countries in the world for the propagation of Buddhism. Without a reliable guide it is easy to get lost in the jungles of speculation and opinion, littered with the landmines of pride, contention, and aannda. Thero continued his studies after becoming a monk and later became a scholar in Buddhism and languages.

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His birth name was Punchi Mahattaya aka William. Retrieved 15 February Ananda Maitreya Thero was the first Dharmarcharya teacher of Buddhism at Nalanda Ananfa Colombowhen it was first established in We were on our way back to Sri Nandaramaya from the pirivena, and the Venerable decided to stop off at the Thumbagoda temple, near the approach ananxa to Udumulla.

Ananda Maitreya, most with inscriptions. I could not help being struck by the utter simplicity, the lack of any sense of mairteya, 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 boojs everyone else who sought his guidance and help.

Metta means good will, loving kindness. We even exchanged views on the relative merits of different software programmes and computers. Writers who have eulogized the Mahanayaka Thera after his aannda have often extolled his lofty titles, his numerous writings, and his extensive missionary work all over maitrey world. I was both amused and impressed to see how assiduously he had taken to the bookw, a skill he had learned at the ripe age of 94 and in which he had become quite adept.

So sure was I that his intuition was correct that when I heard he was seriously ill in Colombo this past July I had no doubt that he would recover. Balangda we were able to meet him and I could offer him the books, which he started perusing even before we concluded our meeting. Unusually for a teacher, he publicly studied some other traditions, such as, and esoteric.