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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It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

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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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Last edited by bodom on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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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?
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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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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It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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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
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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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.

:anjali:

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!


Prepare for slappy fight :guns:
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."


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