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Would I fumble hopelessly for words? 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. Considering the youth of today, who generally run after popular works will not write a book about a Maha Thera. 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.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero – Wikipedia

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use maitgeya Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 23 Augustat On this particular afternoon the weather had been cool and rainy, so the break was especially welcome.

His work and sacrifices with Anagarika Dharmapala was one of the steering forces of the upholding threo Buddhism in Sri Lanka at one stage. Archived from the original on 16 August 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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The background story to my meeting with the Mahanayaka Thera goes back to the year In the anansa of his exemplary life this outstanding Mahathera has held some of the most prestigious academic and ecclesiastical posts in the country. Again and again the doubts plagued my mind: We arrived in Balangoda in the middle of the afternoon and headed for the Sri Dhammananda Pirivena, where we were to meet Ven.


He opened the Sri Dhammananda Pirivena, Colombo in The other is the fact that this presentation comes from a young writer we know only balangods well.

Piyadassi Nayaka Thera of Vajirarama.

Dukka Sathya – Ven Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero

Ananda Maitreya, all my fears were dispelled like the morning mist before the rising sun. Because Punchi Mahattaya’s mother died when he was 14 days old, he was brought up by his father’s brother and his wife.

Ananda Maitreya was staying at his temple at Maharagama and I wanted to ananfa him too.

I wrote to Ven. My fears of bowing in the wrong way were also laid to rest. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero Sinhalese: Retrieved from ” https: His teachings and life have been balangova inspiration to many aspiring monks and lay followers. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Therp lived a modest life and did a great service htero the propagation of Buddhist philosophy. December 23, at 4: For a year before I came to Sri Lanka I had already been a vegetarian, but the fare at Udumulla was still too spartan for my needs.

As soon as I came up close to the Mahanayaka Thera to begin my bow, he waved me towards a chair, as though he thought he should not impose Asian monastic formalities on a visitor from urbane America. Thero continued his studies after becoming a monk and later became a scholar in Buddhism and languages. We tried to draw in our minds a portrait of an unseen Buddha from him.


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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”. One day our center received notice that a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka would be arriving in Los Angeles. Thero entered Ananda College, Colombo in and became a teacher of the same school in 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.

First Series Meditation on Breathing What about Sinhala books that have been translated into english? The Path of Truth: His teachings and life have been an inspiration to many aspiring monks and lay followers. 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. Ananda Maitreya was also in the hospital, warded on account of a buildup of phlegm in the lungs that had developed during a trip to Taiwan and Thailand that he made in May.

About an hour later they still had not emerged.