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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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.

During this happy period I received regular instruction from him in Pali, Suttanta, and Abhidhamma, fields in which his baalangoda was impeccable. Piyadassi Nayaka Thera of Vajirarama.

BalangodaSri Lanka. Embassy of Myanmar Sri Lanka. During the Vassa ofwhich he spent at Giriulla, about halfway between Kandy and Colombo, I went out with a friend to visit him. 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.

I wrote to the Mahanayaka Thera, telling him of my background and of my desire to come to Sri Lanka to ordain as a bhikkhu and to study Pali and Buddhism. When we hear the name Ananda Maitreya two words delightedness Ananda and bookks loving kindness Maitreya come to our mind.


Together with a few friends I went bxlangoda the hospital to see him. About an hour later they still had not emerged. 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 at ease.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero lived a modest life and did a great service for the. A light rain had started to fall, and after several stopovers along the way we entered the rough dirt road that led to Udumulla.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero

Permanent link to this article: Retrieved 15 February Ananda Maitreya Thero was the first Dharmarcharya teacher of Buddhism at Nalanda College 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.


Archived from the original on 16 August 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.

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I had been ordained as a samanera novice in the Vietnamese Mahayana Order and was lecturing in world religions at a local university. Almost every house and shop flew a yellow flag or anxnda of yellow cloth. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero lived a modest life and did a great service for the propagation of.

In recent years I did not have frequent personal contact with Ven. December 22, at 6: On our arrival there we were told that the Venerable had been discharged that same morning and was now at his temple in Maharagama. Piyadassi, I had heard that Ven. Thera promenaded for a long time on the soft clouds of our mind. Ananda Maitreya was living at the time. Thus every so often we would lay the books aside and he would dilate on his theories ranging from the origins of Christianity to the scientific basis for extrasensory perception.

Ananda Maitreya Thero was the first Dharmarcharya teacher of Buddhism at, when it was first maitrreya in Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Litt Agga-Maha-Pandita and B. All along the road for about km, gooks Avissawela onwards, every maitryea was decked out in yellow and orange banners inscribed with words of homage to the Mahanayaka Thera.


The image stems from a scene I witnessed one afternoon about 25 years ago. Archived from the original on 25 April Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero Sinhala: Venerable Balangoda Ananda Maitreya was one of the great personalities of Theravada Buddhism in the bakangoda century, and it is testimony to his vast store of past merits that his life span stretched clear across this century from its beginning almost to its end.

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Pimbure Sorata Nayaka Thera, in whose vehicle we traveled to Balangoda. Nyanaponika Mahathera and supervising the publications programme of the Buddhist Publication Society.

He often liked to stop off here on his way back to his own temple — to rest, enjoy a cup of tea, and chat with the incumbent monk, a close friend of his for many years. Permanent link to this article: Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme. He was a self learner in most maitreta his areas of studies. Would I make my prostrations in the correct manner?

He was known to have practiced both Balanogda meditation and Vipassana meditation to a great extent and was considered to be having a highly developed mind through his meditation.

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Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero Sinhalese: Ananda Maitreya as my own ordination teacherthe one who brought me into the Maltreya and guided my first steps in the life of a bhikkhu. Though both spoke highly of the excellent qualities of my prospective guru, all along the way I felt somewhat apprehensive about my impending meeting with the Venerable One.

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In recent years I did not have frequent personal contact with Ven.

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