Panyanandha and Buddhadasa

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Panyanandha and Buddhadasa

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Fri May 11, 2012 8:05 pm

Hello there, I'm going to be staying at a Thai Monastery for a short period of time soon. The teacher there states he practices in the tradition of Panyanandha and Buddhadasa. I could find a little information on Buddhadasa's techniques and they don't seem too different from most Thai teachers. I can't, however, find any English information on Panyanandha at all. Does anyone know what tradition Panyanandha would be closest to, or if there is any idiosyncrasy I should prepare for?

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Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

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Re: Panyanandha and Buddhadasa

Postby Mr Man » Sat May 12, 2012 6:39 am

Luang Por Panyanandha, was a freind of the "Ajahn Sumedho" monesteries in the UK and visited fairly often. He came across as a very gentle and wise man who had seen a great deal - I remember him relating anecdotes of POW's during WW11.
As I remember talks by Luang Por Panyanandha. they were more general dhamma than going deeply into the specifics of technic.

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Re: Panyanandha and Buddhadasa

Postby Cittasanto » Sat May 12, 2012 6:48 am

LonesomeYogurt wrote:Hello there, I'm going to be staying at a Thai Monastery for a short period of time soon. The teacher there states he practices in the tradition of Panyanandha and Buddhadasa. I could find a little information on Buddhadasa's techniques and they don't seem too different from most Thai teachers. I can't, however, find any English information on Panyanandha at all. Does anyone know what tradition Panyanandha would be closest to, or if there is any idiosyncrasy I should prepare for?

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Re: Panyanandha and Buddhadasa

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat May 12, 2012 4:42 pm

Cittasanto wrote:Who is the teacher?

The man's name is Ajahn Ritthi Thirajitto. It's a small monastery in my area, only four ordained monks. I don't know if you'd be able to find much information about him specifically unless you spoke Thai or something.

http://atamma.org/content/view/12/152/lang,en/

This is their website.

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Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

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Re: Panyanandha and Buddhadasa

Postby Cittasanto » Sat May 12, 2012 5:31 pm

LonesomeYogurt wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:Who is the teacher?

The man's name is Ajahn Ritthi Thirajitto. It's a small monastery in my area, only four ordained monks. I don't know if you'd be able to find much information about him specifically unless you spoke Thai or something.

http://atamma.org/content/view/12/152/lang,en/

This is their website.

Thanks!
you may want to focus on what teachings of his there are available instead of those of others, even if he trained under them.

He would have his own style of teaching, and if you are familiare with his work you have a better chanse of seeing the "quirks" of his teachings.
many people can say they are in the tradition of Ajahn Chah, but that doesn't mean they all teach the same as Ajahn Chah. same can be said of Buddhadasa, I know two people who trained under him and they have very different styles and quirks themselves.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."


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