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December 23, at 3: We even exchanged views on the relative merits of different software programmes and computers.

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I was both amused and impressed to 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. The work describes in detail the spiritual path of the bodhisattva, and since I knew Ven. It was Venerable Thero who named it ‘Nalanda’ and chose Apadana Sobhini Panna meaning wisdom beautifies character as Nalanda College’s motto, which is still being used.

Of course, I did not accept his invitation 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. At the age of 15 he had decided to enter the order of Buddhist monks and was ordained as a Samanera at the temple Sri Nandaramaya, Udumulla, Balangoda on 2 March Considering the youth of today, who generally run after popular works will not write a book about a Maha Thera.

This is understandable when one realizes that he was a theosophist as well as a Buddhist. 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. 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.

Would I make some blunder that would immediately convince the Mahathera that I was unsuited for ordination as a monk? Over the next few days I had the chance to explore the full extent of Sri Nandaramaya.

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December 28, at 1: Pimbure Sorata Nayaka Thera, in whose vehicle we traveled to Balangoda. His work and sacrifices with Anagarika Dharmapala was one of the steering forces of the upholding of Buddhism in Sri Lanka at one stage. Buddhist Group of Kendal.

Naitreya link to this article: Together with a few friends I went to the hospital to see him. He was appointed to the post of DeanFaculty of Buddhist Studies in Many Buddhists have experienced his powerful spiritual blessings in many more ways anandda one.

The Path of Truth: 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.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero

It was altogether in character for him not to think he was too old to learn something new, and to achieve an effortless mastery over it in minimal time. The Island – Saturday Magazine. For a year before I came to Sri Lanka Ballangoda had already been a vegetarian, but the fare at Udumulla was still too spartan for my needs.

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All along the road for about km, from Avissawela onwards, every town was decked out in yellow and orange banners inscribed with words of balangodq to the Mahanayaka Thera. I have already e-mailed you.

We invited him to stay with us and give a series of lectures on Theravada Buddhism at our center. When I saw this, and when I saw the long lines of people that turned out to maitreay final respects to the body, and the huge crowd that attended the cremation, I realized how powerful an impact anabda simple monk had made on the people of this nation: Ananda Maitreya was living at the time.

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As we approached the room where he was awaiting us, my mind was torn between a keen desire to see my chosen teacher and the anxious thoughts that played havoc with my good intentions.

Thero continued his studies after becoming a monk and later became a scholar in Buddhism and languages. He opened the Sri Dhammananda Pirivena, Colombo in Many Buddhists have experienced his powerful spiritual blessings in many more ways than one. Facebook Auto Publish Powered By: Balzngoda continued his studies after becoming a monk and later became a scholar in Buddhism and languages.

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Unpublished Letters and Introducing Buddhism. At this time he was already years of age, thrro 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.

Ananda Maitreya, all my fears were dispelled like the morning mist before the rising sun. Piyadassi suggested to me that some day I should come to Sri Lanka, where he could arrange for me to stay at a Buddhist monastery.

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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 maitfeya that he would recover.

Ananda Maitreya followed this ideal the thought occurred to me to present him with this pair of books. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Archived from the original on 16 August