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Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby Thanavuddho » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:40 am

Greetings,

"His followers at Wat Pa Ban Tad in Udon Thani said the abbot of the temple died at 3:53 am"
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home/Lu ... 47524.html

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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:32 am

I am at a loss for words. Ajahn Maha Boowa has been a tremendous influence and inspiration too my practice. He was my favorite living Thai Forest teacher and one of the greatest meditation masters of this century. May his passing inspire us all to practice that much harder.

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:51 am

Thankyou for bringing this to our attention.
My thoughts are with everyone who has been influenced by this great teacher.
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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby zavk » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:59 am

I was just thinking a few days ago what a blessing it is that he lived through the twentieth century, tirelessly imparting his wisdom and compassion to those who would listen and honouring his commitment to the Dhamma amidst all the upheavals that occurred not only in Thailand but also around the world.

Three bows for the late Bhante. :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby cooran » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:29 am

Thank you for bringing this sad news to our attention so early.

He will be missed - not only for his achievements in meditation and in teaching the Dhamma - but also as a stabilising force in the Thai Sangha and Thailand itself.
One wonders what the future will bring....

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Ven.Luangta Mahaboowa passed away

Postby kirana » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:23 am

i got sms from my friend that the most Ven.Luangta Mahaboowa passed away today, 30 jan 2011, on 3.53am (thai time).
"Sabbe sankhara anicca"

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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby Thanavuddho » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:27 pm

Greetings,

I left my peaceful retreat and I'm on my way to Udon Thani... Will be there in the morning. The word is that Wat Baan Taad is full off people day and night...

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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby plwk » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:33 pm

Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta :anjali:
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it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby nyanasuci » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:14 pm

Anicca vata sankhara
Uppada vaya dhammmino
Uppajjitva nirujjhan'ti
Tesam vupasamo sukho

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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby starter » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:17 pm

Thanks for sharing the news and feelings. I was inspired by his writing "The path to arahantship" and was planning to visit him this summer ... But I still feel he is with us. His teachings will always be with us. I believe now he has completely ended suffering and is at peace ...

My heartfelt respect and gratitude to Luangta Maha Bua ...

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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby nyanasuci » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:02 pm

I decided to open a facebook page for Luangta Maha Bua.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Luangta-M ... 8465600642

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Phra Maha Bua passes away

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Re: Phra Maha Bua passes away

Postby cooran » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:09 pm

The funeral will be a huge event. Forest Monastery Abbot's from all around the world, bhikkhus, lay people .... probably hundreds of thousands of people.

He was the last well known direct disciple of Tan Ajahn Mun, and has been the seniormost teacher of the Forest tradition in the lineage of Tan Ajahn Mun for the last 15 years, his books ''Ven. Acariya Mun - A Spiritual Biography" and ''Patipada" have made the Forest Tradition widely known in Thailand and internationally.
He commands enormous respect for his flawless practice and exalted spiritual attainment, and his Dhamma teachings for free distribution have found an enthusiastic audience among meditators all over the world.
Along with the reverence due to such a great teacher, there will, I'm sure, be the usual photos of lights, globes in the sky and talk of crystallised relics after the cremation.

You can learn more about Luang Dtah Maha Boowa and his teachings at http://www.forestdhammabooks.com/

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Re: Phra Maha Bua passes away

Postby bodom » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:29 pm

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby A_Martin » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:06 pm

to nyanasuci
just out of curiosity, did you get permission to open a facebook page on Than Acharn Maha Bua (Luangta Maha Bua) ?
As far as I know Than Acharn Maha Bua never allowed other websites under his name or in his name except for http://www.luangta.com, where his monks are responsible for the contents.
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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby A_Martin » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:19 pm

The cremation ceremony will be held in wat pa baan taad on 5th of march 2011, 7 A.M. The Queen of Thailand and the youngest princess (Luangta Maha Bua's daughter in Dhamma) will be the host of this ceremony. One can expect extreme traffic congestion. Visitors expected: Million(s).
Whoever wants to attend the ceremony should come really early (a few days beforehand) Good Luck!
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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:50 pm

I didn't notice this thread, so merged the thread I created with this earlier thread.
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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby Anders » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:31 am

I only just learned this. Much gratitude to all the profound work Luangta has done for beings everywhere. Am very thankful I have had the good merit to meet him and train at his monastery even for a short while.

Although the world may be poorer for his absence, it is heartwarming to think that there are still people for whom living and dying is no different to each other.
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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby nyanasuci » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:03 pm

A_Martin wrote:to nyanasuci
just out of curiosity, did you get permission to open a facebook page on Than Acharn Maha Bua (Luangta Maha Bua) ?
As far as I know Than Acharn Maha Bua never allowed other websites under his name or in his name except for http://www.luangta.com, where his monks are responsible for the contents.
It is news page, not a Dhamma page. There are only re-linked materials.
The page was created by monks here who feel they are not informed enough. And English section of Luangta.com seems to be hibernated.
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Re: Luangta Maha Bua passes away

Postby nyanasuci » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:33 am

Bhikkhu Hiriko - Ñāṇasuci

The experts do not say that one is a sage in this world because of view, or learning, or knowledge, Nanda.
I call them sages who wander without association, without affliction, without desire.

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