Bana Bhante passes away

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Bana Bhante passes away

Postby mirco » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:45 pm

Venerable Sadhanananda Mahasthavira, the highest spiritual leader of the Buddhists and chief abbot of Rajban Bana Vihar, Rangamati, passed away (maha-parinibbana) due to old age complications at Square Hospital, Dhaka on Monday afternoon, reports BSS.

http://www.newstoday.com.bd/index.php?o ... s_id=51843


He will be remembered in his teachings:

Sermon of the Ariyasavaka Sadhanananda Mahathera (Banabhante).pdf

:-)

"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as ‘concentration’, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps ‘unification’ is a better rendition, as samadhi means ‘to bring together’. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It’s a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience."

Bhikkhu Anālayo

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