Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by Javi » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:40 pm

vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādetha
All conditioned dhammas are disappointing, vain,
it is through vigilance that you succeed.
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Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:03 am

dylanj, why a loss?

i've read everything in english on his website except for nibbana sermons and dependent arising; nice work, but hard to understand
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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by jagodage » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:01 am

Venerable Thero have been an inspiration for me.I have read almost all Nivana Nevema sermons.I learn Dhamma meaning by following the Examples Ven, quote to illustrate difficult Dhamma principles.

I transfer all merits gain till now in my life's journey to Venerable to enhance his inspiration on Nibbana, hope he will accept.

Though his sermons were controversial,he quotes the Sutras to establish the point.Out of books the books on DO is famous.The famous example of two bamboo trees to Vinna paccha Namarupa and Namarupa paccha Vinna is one instance.

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by SarathW » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:16 am

The famous example of two bamboo trees to Vinna paccha Namarupa and Namarupa paccha Vinna is one instance.
I think this example is from Sutta.
I cant recall the Sutta.
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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by mikenz66 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:02 am

SarathW wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:16 am
The famous example of two bamboo trees to Vinna paccha Namarupa and Namarupa paccha Vinna is one instance.
I think this example is from Sutta.
I cant recall the Sutta.
Nibbana Sermon 3, http://seeingthroughthenet.net/books/
Bhikkhu K. Ñāṇananda wrote: There is yet another discourse, one preached by Venerable Sāri-
putta, which supports our conclusions. It is found in the Nidānasam-
yutta of the Samyutta Nikāya. There Venerable Sāriputta brings out a
simile that is even simpler than the vortex simile. He compares con-
sciousness and name-and-form to two bundles of reeds. When two
bundles of reeds stand, one supporting the other, if one of those is
drawn out, the other would fall down. And if the latter is drawn out,
the former will fall down: Ekam ākaddheyya, ekā papateyya, aparam
ce ākaddheyya, aparā papateyya
SN 12.67 https://suttacentral.net/sn12.67/
How then should we see the meaning of this statement?” “Well then, reverend, I shall give you a simile. For by means of a simile some sensible people understand the meaning of what is said. Suppose there were two bundles of reeds leaning up against each other. In the same way, name and form are conditions for consciousness. Consciousness is a condition for name and form. Name and form are conditions for the six sense fields. The six sense fields are conditions for contact. … That is how this entire mass of suffering originates. If the first of those bundles of reeds were to be pulled away, the other would collapse. And if the other were to be pulled away, the first would collapse. In the same way, when name and form cease, consciousness ceases. When consciousness ceases, name and form cease. When name and form cease, the six sense fields cease. When the six sense fields cease, contact ceases. … That is how this entire mass of suffering ceases.”
https://suttacentral.net/sn12.67/en/sujato#sc7
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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by pitakele » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:28 am

A couple of interviews talking about Bhante Ñānānanda

Ven. Dhammajīva (Meetirigala)
http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/A-lig ... 49271.html

Ven. Anālayo
http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Conti ... 49312.html
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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by mikenz66 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:12 am

pitakele wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:28 am
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Thanks for those excellent articles!

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by pitakele » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:01 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:12 am
pitakele wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:28 am
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Thanks for those excellent articles!

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Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

Post by mikenz66 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:32 am

Discussion on the Bundle of Reeds simile split to here:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=32081&p=475679#p475679

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