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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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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


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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.
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: Buddhadassa missing in action

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



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.

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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.

:anjali:
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: Buddhadassa missing in action

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

yeah its John Bullitt - may of spelt that incorrectly though


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.

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Re: Buddhadassa missing in action

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

"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Buddhadassa missing in action

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

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Buddhadassa missing in action

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



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.


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