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Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:28 am

Greetings,

Having read his wonderful "Concept And Reality in Early Buddhist Thought" and currently being very impressed (perhaps even moreso) with his text "Magic Of The Mind", an exposition of the Kalakarama Sutta.... both published by the Buddhist Publication Society, I thought I might start this thread in the hope of starting a discussion about this contemporary author whose works I've got great respect for, even though I know so little about him.

Some Bhikkhu Ñanananda resources...

Online - http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - contains links to "Ideal Solitude: An Exposition on the Bhaddekaratta Sutta" and "Samyutta Nikaya: An Anthology (Part II)"

Physical Books - http://www.bps.lk/expositionsandstudies.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - where the two aforementioned texts can be purchased at very reasonable prices.

(more information and resources to come if/when I find more!)

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by Ben » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:39 am

Hi Retro

You've piqued my interest!
I've just checked the BPS online library and they say 'Ideal Solitude' is coming soon!
I look forward to it and the discussion here.
Kind regards

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by cooran » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:52 am

Hello Retro, all,

I admire Bhikkhu Nanananda. I started this thread about the prologue to Magic of the Mind elsewhere, and had forgotten to continue it until now - must find "Magic of the Mind" and get going again:

The Magic Show, An exposition of the Kalakarama Sutta
http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index. ... try1123633" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by tiltbillings » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:01 am

>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Post by tiltbillings » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:02 am

He has also done a short anthology for BPS of the Samyutta Nikaya. The translations are are good, but it is the footnotes that really open things up.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Post by puthujjana » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:08 am

Another resource: http://www.beyondthenet.net/calm/clm_main1.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by gavesako » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:35 am

For some reason, Ven. Nyanananda has had a number of students (monks and nuns) from Austria, but I am not sure how many of them are still there, maybe disrobed by now... Certainly his writing style is very intellectual and attracts the Western philosophically-trained mind.
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Post by Moggalana » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:45 am

I've just stumbled upon the german version of "The Magic of the Mind".
For anyone interested: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/savi ... eistes.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Rhino » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:52 pm

Moggalana wrote:I've just stumbled upon the german version of "The Magic of the Mind".
For anyone interested: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/savi ... eistes.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
And much more in german from Nanananda (including the nibbana sermons) can be found here:
http://dhamma-dana.de/buecher.htm#nanananda
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Post by retrofuturist » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:18 pm

Greetings Tilt,
tiltbillings wrote:And don't overlook this:

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... rmon_8.htm
I've only just started reading Sermon 1 and am already blown away by this. Everything I've ever read from this bhikkhu is a veritable tour de force.

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Retro. :)
"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)

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by clw_uk » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:28 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Tilt,
tiltbillings wrote:And don't overlook this:

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... rmon_8.htm
I've only just started reading Sermon 1 and am already blown away by this. Everything I've ever read from this bhikkhu is a veritable tour de force.

Metta,
Retro. :)

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by appicchato » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:04 am

puthujjana wrote:Another resource: http://www.beyondthenet.net/calm/clm_main1.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Hmmm...I went there and it says 'File Not Found'...

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Post by Sanghamitta » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:29 pm

Is this one of the group of Bhikkhus that settled in Sri Lanka ?
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Post by piotr » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:16 pm

Hi,
Sanghamitta wrote:Is this one of the group of Bhikkhus that settled in Sri Lanka ?
No, he is native Sri Lankan.
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Post by retrofuturist » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:13 pm

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:anjali:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"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)

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