Buddhadassa missing in action

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Buddhadassa missing in action

Postby bodom » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:03 pm

I just noticed there is no mention of Buddhadassa throughout the whole Access to insight site, one of the biggest Theravadin resource sites available. Hmm? He was one of the most influential Theravadin teachers in the last century. There are hundreds of articles and none containing his works. Strange.

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Re: Buddhadassa missing in action

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:28 pm

Hi BBB,

It looks like they used to have a couple of his books there. See: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/news/news9612.html
Perhaps the people at Suan Mokkh wanted to host those.

Remember that Access to Insight is just one web site, which features lots of translations, books, and articles by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, plus a selection of other articles and books from various authors.

There isn't much by a large number of other very prominent figures. Only three books/articles by Mahasi Sayadaw, nothing by U Pandita, nothing by Goenka, one by Ven Gunaratanara. But, as with Ajahn Buddhadasa, there are plenty of resources elsewhere on those people...

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Re: Buddhadassa missing in action

Postby bodom » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:40 pm

Thanks for the post mike. Yes you are right now that i really look there is quite a few prominent teachers missing. I thought ATI was primarily concerned with thai Theravadin Buddhism and thought the absence of Buddhadasa was strange. Thanks for pointing this out.

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Re: Buddhadassa missing in action

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:44 pm

bodom_bad_boy wrote:Thanks for the post mike. Yes you are right now that i really look there is quite a few prominent teachers missing. I thought ATO was primarily concerned with thai Theravadin Buddhism and thought the absence of Buddhadasa was strange. Thanks for pointing this out.

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I believe he only posts what he has found useful I know this is applicable to the suttas but don't know about books.
it isn't suppost to be a comprehensive site so, and he does seek permission to publish the works on offer so maybe he was refused or decided against allowing the work to be published there?
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Re: Buddhadassa missing in action

Postby bodom » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:47 pm

Manapa thank you for clearing that up. I was unaware it was one man running the site.

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Re: Buddhadassa missing in action

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:15 pm

yeah its John Bullitt - may of spelt that incorrectly though
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Re: Buddhadassa missing in action

Postby Fede » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:56 am

Manapa wrote:yeah its John Bullitt - may of spelt that incorrectly though


" - may have spelt that....." :oops: :shock:

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Re: Buddhadassa missing in action

Postby cooran » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:07 am

bodom wrote:Manapa thank you for clearing that up. I was unaware it was one man running the site.

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Hello BBB,

John T. Bullitt runs Access to Insight as Manapa states.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/faq.html#general

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Re: Buddhadassa missing in action

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:23 pm

Fede wrote:
Manapa wrote:yeah its John Bullitt - may of spelt that incorrectly though


" - may have spelt that....." :oops: :shock:

*(Hides behind laptop.... :shock: )*


I do admit my grammar is atrocious!


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