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Acariya Mun

Postby Buddho » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:52 pm

For those who have not read the biography of Ajaan Mun, I highly suggest you do. Here is a link to the book online. A wonderful book written by Ajaan Maha Bua, one of Ajaan Mun's disciple, about the life of this wandering ascetic. His search for awakening and the experiences he had leading up to the ultimate goal.

The Biography of the Venerable Acariya Mun

http://www.luangta.com/English/site/books.php

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Re: Acariya Mun

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:12 pm

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.

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Re: Acariya Mun

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:23 am

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?


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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James the Giant
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Re: Acariya Mun

Postby James the Giant » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:16 pm

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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saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Acariya Mun

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:19 am

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Acariya Mun

Postby daverupa » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:22 am

That's actually something I'm finding to be the case with many monastic biographies: meditation instructions that are housed in a practitioners experience, rather than ...formulated.

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Re: Acariya Mun

Postby James the Giant » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:02 am

Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.


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