Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero

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Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:33 pm

Sorry for all these threads - hopefully this will be the last one!

I've been watching his movement for a bit but I can't find a detailed explanation of his method of meditation or his interpretation of the suttas on subjects such as jhana, concentration vs. mindfulness, etc.

Anyone know anything about the approach to meditation he teaches?
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: Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero

Postby daverupa » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:02 pm

You may benefit from this page (but maybe you already knew about it?): http://www.buddhavision.com/ebook_collection.html

There are three .pdf links there under Meditations Articles, which are probably the best English materials at present. The rest of the works may also be of interest, though each item is a fairly short piece of writing.

The site also has a few audio recordings with the title "Satipatthanaya", but I am fairly certain they are in Sinhalese, as are the videos (both from the above site as well as YouTube) I was able to locate.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:22 pm

I think Katukurunde Nanananda Thera and Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero are different people? Are they related somehow?
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

Stuff I write about things.
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Re: Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero

Postby daverupa » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:51 pm

It's easily possible my brain conflated the names; I apologize for the lack of pertinence.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:07 pm

No problem! I actually know the man you posted here from a previous talk I listened to. If nothing else, it'll be nice to hear him again =]

Thanks!
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

Stuff I write about things.
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Re: Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:48 pm

Greetings,

If you wish to see his vipassana instructions, see here: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=11967#p190713

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero

Postby pilgrim » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:31 am

I don't think the good monk is famous for any paticular technique of meditation but for re-presenting the Dhamma in the vernacular and in a form that is not ossified by centuries of tradition and Commentarial literature.
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