tiltbillings wrote:And the readers of this biography (hagiography) need to keep in mind that other direct students of Ajahn Mun take exception to it as not accurately reflecting his life and teachings.
There was a fair amount of information on the now most sincerely dead E-Sandbox. Some little of that has crossed over to here:thereductor wrote:tiltbillings wrote:And the readers of this biography (hagiography) need to keep in mind that other direct students of Ajahn Mun take exception to it as not accurately reflecting his life and teachings.
I have heard this before. Can you share a link, or recall some aspects that are disagreed on? I would like to know more
Manapa wrote:Ajahn Thanissaros teacher Ajahn thate had also writen a biography which paints him in a completely different light I believe (?) although it is only available in thai.
just to note Ajahn Thate also wrote his own biography so that when he died others wouldn't imply special powers to him, see his own bio.
P.S., Ajahn Maha-boowa was a 'johnny come late' to Ajahn Mun and didn't spend much time with him compared to other disciples. although I have full confidence in each of these teachers, how one disciple remembers the teacher isn't important, what is is whether the memory is useful & conductive to our own practice?
James the Giant wrote:Is the companion volume "Patipada, The Mode Of Practice Of Venerable Acharn Mun" similarly hagiographic?
I've just been given a free copy and don't want to waste my time on bad books.
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