SamBodhi wrote:Stephen K
It is my understanding that a god deal of Ajahn Chah's students are still around. And when I say "students" I mean those who are now teachers but learned from Ajahn Chah. I am wondering if it would be possible for you to just ask them what Venerable Ajahn Chah's view of "lineage" was and to find out who would be listed in what we might call a teaching lineage. I find it very likely that because these Archariyas were to be teaching and leading monastics, Ajahn Chah may have mentioned some pertinent information to them that is not found in books or other sources.
Or you might find that some don't think it's important and that Ajahn Chah's teaching legacy can be found in his books and in your own heart.
Ajahn Chah Spent Three days with Ajahn Mun, but this had a tremendous effect.
Ajahn Chahs own words corroborate this from his teachings & biography.He also spent time with his disciples although he never (to my knowledge) mentions them or others in his teechings or biographical information.
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
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 …
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.John Stuart Mill