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When we parted, Ven. Embassy of Myanmar Sri Lanka. Retrieved 15 Balagoda At this meeting he told us he had a strong intuition that he would live to the age of Ananda Maitreya was tero read, had a rich store of experience, and was an original thinker and writer.

Thero entered Ananda CollegeColombo in and became a teacher of the same school in December 23, at 4: 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 mairreya where I would trip up. The Path of Truth: 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.

He was ordained under the guidance of Ven. During the Vassa ofwhich he spent bwlangoda Giriulla, about halfway between Kandy and Colombo, I went out with a friend to visit him.

He was appointed to the post of Dean, Faculty of Buddhist Studies in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fortunately we were able to meet him and I could offer him the books, which he started perusing even before we concluded our meeting.

Ananda Maitreya was living at the time. Again and again the doubts plagued my mind: A light rain had started to fall, and after several stopovers along the way we entered the rough dirt road that led to Udumulla.


Archived from the original on 10 December Archived from the original on 25 April In addition to that, Nayaka Thero has received two honorary titles, “Saahithyasuuri” from Vidyodaya University and “Saahithya Chakrawarthi” from Vidyalankara University. The background story to my meeting with the Mahanayaka Thera goes back to the year You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Most of his books are written in English and Sinhala languages.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero

About a month earlier a group of Buddhists from Malaysia had called on me and presented me with a two-volume work they had published for free distribution: Please allow me to add a few things here. We tried to draw in our minds a portrait of an unseen Buddha from him. We expected him to be returning to Balangoda before the rains retreat, and I was hoping to go out to Balangoda after the rainy season to spend a longer period with him at his temple.

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”. With a group of friends I had gone to Colombo on Ven.

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December 23, at 3: 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. Without a reliable guide it is easy to get lost in the jungles of speculation and opinion, littered with the landmines of pride, contention, and conceit.

We arrived in Balangoda in the middle of the afternoon and headed for the Sri Dhammananda Pirivena, where balangods were to meet Ven. ColomboSri Lanka.


The name was that of Maitdeya. On 18 JanuaryThero was appointed to the post of Sangha Nayaka of Sabaragamu-Saddhammawansa Nikaya and in the same year he participated in the Sixth Buddhist council held in Myanmar.

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In addition to that, Nayaka Thero has received two honorary titles, “Saahithyasuuri” from Vidyodaya University and “Saahithya Chakrawarthi” from Vidyalankara University. Occasionally a piece of papaya provided a special treat. 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 balnagoda Balangoda pirivena, and then, after a short break at the maihreya, would make another 6 km walk back to the temple.

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.

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Yet such honor and fame hardly touched him inwardly: There is a book on Balangoda Ananda Maitreya teachings. He implanted in my mind a profound respect for the Atthakathas and Tikas, thedo Commentaries and Subcommentaries, an attitude which inspired and guided my study of the Suttas and the Abhidhamma.

His teachings and life have been an inspiration to many aspiring monks and lay followers.