Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Pictures of revered teachers, places, rupas, temples, bhikkhus, shrine rooms etc. that bring inspiration to our members. Pilgrimage advice, devotion etc.
User avatar
mikenz66
Posts: 16139
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: Aotearoa, New Zealand

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

:candle: :candle: :candle:
Mike

Image

User avatar
Sam Vara
Posts: 3846
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:42 pm
Location: Sussex, U.K.

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

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

:candle: :candle: :candle:

User avatar
DNS
Site Admin
Posts: 11657
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, Estados Unidos de América
Contact:

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

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

:candle: :candle: :candle:
:buddha2:

User avatar
aflatun
Posts: 812
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:40 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

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

:candle: :candle: :candle:
"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."

Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli
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."

Nagarjuna
MMK XXII.15-16

SarathW
Posts: 9409
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:49 am

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by SarathW » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:32 pm

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

User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 19917
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

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

Greetings,

:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:

Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

User avatar
bodom
Posts: 6215
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

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

:candle: :candle: :candle:

A brilliant monk.

:namaste:
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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

User avatar
DNS
Site Admin
Posts: 11657
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, Estados Unidos de América
Contact:

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/

User avatar
dylanj
Posts: 735
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:48 am
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

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:
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

User avatar
DooDoot
Posts: 2090
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:06 pm

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

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

:candle: :heart: :anjali:

User avatar
Thisperson
Posts: 401
Joined: Thu May 15, 2014 4:36 pm

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by Thisperson » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:00 am

:candle: :candle: :candle:

User avatar
SDC
Posts: 4369
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:08 pm

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
...
Thank you for sharing that.

User avatar
Polar Bear
Posts: 1119
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:39 am
Location: Bear Republic

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"

:candle: :candle: :candle:
"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"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."

User avatar
dylanj
Posts: 735
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:48 am
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

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"

:candle: :candle: :candle:
:anjali: respect for you using his preferred translation of nibbāna
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

boundless
Posts: 72
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:16 pm

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by boundless » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:00 pm

:candle: :candle: :candle:

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests