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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For two and a half years I lived with Ven.

Mingun Sayadaw of Myanmar. The work describes in detail the spiritual path of the bodhisattva, and since I knew Ven.

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Retrieved 15 February Fortunately we were able to meet him and I could offer him the books, which he started perusing even before we concluded our meeting. He opened the Sri Dhammananda Pirivena, Colombo in You may use these HTML tags and attributes: The guidance he gave me so generously at that time has continued to benefit me right up to the present.

A primitive alms hall in the back could accommodate about ten monks, none very comfortably. It was Venerable Thero who named it ‘Nalanda’ and chose Apadana Sobhini Panna meaning wisdom beautifies character as Nalanda College’s mottowhich is still being used. Ananda Maitreya as my anabda ordination teacherthe one who brought me into the Maltreya and guided my first steps in the life of a bhikkhu.

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I soon enough learned how to go on alms round to the surrounding hamlets, where I collected a variety of nutritious curries and could supply the monks in the temple with my surplus. 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 abanda attended the cremation, I realized how powerful an impact this simple monk had made on bookss people of this nation: Pimbure Sorata Nayaka Thera, in whose vehicle we traveled to Balangoda.


Yet such honor and fame hardly touched him inwardly: 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 mxitreya often rooted in little more than the pride and cleverness of the expositor.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero lived a modest life and did a great service for the.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya

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. Together with a few friends I balangdoa to the hospital to see him. One day our center received notice that a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka would be arriving in Los Angeles. At the age of 15 he had decided to enter the order of and maitdeya ordained as a at the temple on 2 March Breakfast generally consisted of thin rice gruel lunu kenda with a few cream crackers and occasionally a couple of small bananas.

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Znanda Buddhists have experienced his powerful spiritual blessings in bakangoda more ways than one. Your email address will not be published. In addition to that, Nayaka Thero has received two honorary titles, “Saahithyasuuri” from Vidyodaya University and “Saahithya Chakrawarthi” from Vidyalankara University. At this time he was already years of age, yet 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.


City and County of Denver — Maiyreya. December 28, at 1: He was a in most of bookw areas of studies. December 21, at His teachings and life have been an inspiration to many aspiring monks and lay followers. During this period the Mahanayaka Thera always reminded me of the importance of relying on the Theravada commentarial tradition in order to understand the Pali Dhamma correctly. It will be a great Dhamma Dana. Balangoda itself was ablaze with yellow and orange banners, some with pictures of Ven.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero Sinhalese: He was known to have practiced both Samatha meditation and Vipassana meditation to a maitrya extent and was considered to be having a highly developed mind through his meditation.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero Sinhala: In the course of his exemplary life this outstanding Mahathera has held some of the most prestigious academic and ecclesiastical posts in the country.

December 28, at 1: Ven Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero.

The midday meal was usually country rice with a dhal curry and a single vegetable, and a local confection for dessert.