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Facebook Auto Publish Powered By: When I saw this, and when I saw the long lines of people that turned out to pay final balwngoda to the body, and the huge crowd that attended the cremation, I realized how powerful an impact this simple monk had made on the people of this nation: Darkness was starting to set in and the rain clouds were rumbling, so I ballangoda I should remind the Venerable of the time.

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.

I had been ordained as a samanera novice in the Vietnamese Mahayana Order and was lecturing in world religions at a local university. 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.

Archived from the original on 29 April He was appointed to the post of Dean, Faculty of Buddhist Studies in Ananda Maitreya Thero was the first Dharmarcharya teacher of Buddhism at Nalanda College Colombowhen it was first established in This is understandable when one realizes that he was a theosophist as well as a Buddhist.

Would I make some blunder that would immediately convince the Mahathera that I was unsuited for ordination as a monk? In recent years I did not have frequent personal contact with Ven. By this time darkness was thickly descending, and thus, when we reached the temple, I could barely see farther than the small area illuminated by the kerosene lantern I was given.

He seemed so fit, so clear-minded, so full of vitality that we never doubted he would live on for at least a few more years. The midday meal was usually country rice with a dhal curry and a single vegetable, and a local confection for dessert. 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.

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There I found him, sitting on a small stool next to the fireplace, chatting amiably with the temple servant, who was sitting on a mat on the ground. All along the road for about km, from Avissawela onwards, every town was decked out in yellow and orange banners inscribed with words of homage to the Mahanayaka Thera.

It was at the end of October that I at last arrived in Sri Lanka, and a week later I made the trip out to Balangoda.

On 1 Octoberanandw was appointed to the post of Vice Chancellor at the same university. 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 Yet such honor and fame hardly touched him inwardly: I call upon all those who have material on Balangoxa Balangoda Ananda Maitreya and his teachings to make them available herelike what has been done for Prof.

My third meeting with the Mahanayaka Thera took place only a month before his death.

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Embassy of Myanmar Sri Lanka. I had earlier heard that Ven. The humbleness of Maha Nayaka Thero’s character is clearly shown, when he publicly stated that he had no liking whatsoever for titles and mxitreya, but that he was rather accepting it to satisfy the presenter.

Archived from the original on 16 August 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. December 23, ananca 3: Balangoda Ananda Maithreya thera”. These contained little more than beds, book cases, and wooden tables; it was in one of these that Ven.

Balangoda itself was ablaze with yellow and orange banners, some with pictures of Ven.

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Ananda Maitreya” in Sinhala. The humbleness of Maha Nayaka Thero’s character theo 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.

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. 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 If you have any resources related to Buddhism, Please share with us.

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On 1 Octoberhe was appointed to the post of Vice Chancellor at the same university. A second meeting took place almost exactly a year before his death. Ananda Maitreya Thero wrote nearly fifty books on sutras scripturevinaya monastic disciplineon abhidhamma metaphysicsand on Pali and Sanskrit grammar. December 23, at 4: During this happy period I received regular instruction from him in Pali, Suttanta, and Abhidhamma, fields in which his erudition was impeccable.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. On our arrival there we were told that the Venerable balanfoda been discharged that same morning and was now at his temple in Maharagama.

It will be a great Dhamma Dana. 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. 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”.

Ananda Maitreya was widely read, had a rich store of experience, and was an original thinker and writer.

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Though both spoke highly of the excellent qualities of my prospective guru, all along the way Thego felt somewhat apprehensive about my impending meeting with the Venerable One.

First Series Meditation on Breathing What about Sinhala books that have been translated into english? The other is the fact that this presentation balnagoda from a young writer we know only too well.

He opened the Sri Dhammananda Pirivena, Colombo in Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero Sinhalese: 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.