Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

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Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by mikenz66 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:42 pm

Ven Ñāṇananda 1940-2018, passed away on Feb 22:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katukurun ... anda_Thera

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Post by DNS » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:46 pm

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by aflatun » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:02 pm

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"People often get too quick to say 'there's no self. There's no self...no self...no self.' There is self, there is focal point, its not yours. That's what not self is."

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Senses and the Thought-1, 42:53

"Those who create constructs about the Buddha,
Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
They fail to see the Thus-Gone.

That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
Is also the nature of this world.
There is no nature of the Thus-Gone.
There is no nature of the world."

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“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:11 pm

Greetings,

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Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by bodom » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:02 pm

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A brilliant monk.

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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.

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by DNS » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:07 pm

I don't see any details yet, cause of death, etc. I've been checking:
http://buddhistchannel.tv/

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by dylanj » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:11 pm

DNS wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:07 pm
I don't see any details yet, cause of death, etc. I've been checking:
http://buddhistchannel.tv/
He had been bedridden for a long time. I had corresponded recently with the organization that publishes his works & they told me that he couldn't speak or write for the most part, but that he could read still at that point. I had just sent him a letter a few weeks ago with instructions in it to allow one of his students to respond if he was unable. I haven't got a response, given his passing now the timing is somewhat awkward.

There's several pages & bhikkhus on facebook posting about this but it's all in Sinhala so I don't know what they're saying.

Anyway, this is a big loss for the world.

:anjali:
Born, become, arisen – made, prepared, short-lived
Bonded by decay and death – a nest for sickness, perishable
Produced by seeking nutriment – not fit to take delight in


Departure from this is peaceful – beyond reasoning and enduring
Unborn, unarisen – free from sorrow and stain
Ceasing of all factors of suffering – stilling of all preparations is bliss

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Post by DooDoot » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:28 pm

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There is always an official executioner. If you try to take his place, It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood. If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter, you will only hurt your hand.

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by SDC » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:00 am

dylanj wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:11 pm
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Thank you for sharing that.

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by Polar Bear » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:18 am

"This is peaceful, this is excellent, namely the stilling of all preparations,
the relinquishment of all assets, the destruction of craving,
detachment, cessation, extinction"

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"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by dylanj » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:09 am

polarbear101 wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:18 am
"This is peaceful, this is excellent, namely the stilling of all preparations,
the relinquishment of all assets, the destruction of craving,
detachment, cessation, extinction"

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:anjali: respect for you using his preferred translation of nibbāna
Born, become, arisen – made, prepared, short-lived
Bonded by decay and death – a nest for sickness, perishable
Produced by seeking nutriment – not fit to take delight in


Departure from this is peaceful – beyond reasoning and enduring
Unborn, unarisen – free from sorrow and stain
Ceasing of all factors of suffering – stilling of all preparations is bliss

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

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