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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:14 pm

Greetings,

I see from the Bibliography of Analayo's Satipatthana text that there's a couple more books (or booklets?) by Bhikkhu Ñanananda.

A bit of a Google Search suggests they were printed for free distribution, but the only electronic copy of them that I seem to be able to find is in the form a Bit Borrent on "8_Rare_Books_on_Mindfulness_Meditation_and_Theravada_Buddhism"

http://www.btmon.com/Other/E-books/8_Ra ... rrent.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Alas, I don't know how to do torrents... so does anyone have any ideas on how I might be able to find an electronic copy of any of the following...

Towards Calm And Insight: Some Practical Hints (1993)
Seeing Though: A Guide To Insight Meditation (1999)


If anyone has an electronic copy and if it seems intended as a Dhamma book for free publication, feel free to append a copy of either document to this topic!

Of course, I'd be definitely interested if anyone has any ideas on how the physical copies can be obtained, but that seems the least likely outcome at this point in time.

Thanks.

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"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 BlackBird » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:22 am

Downloading now. It's about 243mb and on a torrent, that can take a few hours. So will keep you posted Retro :)

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:06 am

Greetings Jack,

Thanks... much appreciated!

:twothumbsup:

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"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 BlackBird » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:25 am

Alright, I've uploaded both to rapidshare. Good news, both are for free distribution, and both look really good.

Venerable Bhikkhu K. Ñanananda - Towards calm and insight
http://rapidshare.com/files/334505800/N ... nsight.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Venerable Bhikkhu K. Ñanananda - Seeing Through - A Guide to Insight Meditation
http://rapidshare.com/files/334505801/N ... tation.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Gonna contact what-buddha-taught and see if they will upload these files

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by Paññāsikhara » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:45 am

Bhante Nanananda's writings are definitely recommended, really brilliant stuff!

Thus I have heard - from those present at the time - that while still a layman, he was a young lecturer at a Uni in Sri Lanka, and really quite unknown, quiet, unassuming. After writing and publishing his first book, a lot of people thought "Wow! Who is this?", but by the time they found out who he was, he had already renounced and had disappeared into the forests in central Sri Lanka.

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by poto » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:46 am

BlackBird wrote:Alright, I've uploaded both to rapidshare. Good news, both are for free distribution, and both look really good.

Venerable Bhikkhu K. Ñanananda - Towards calm and insight
http://rapidshare.com/files/334505800/N ... nsight.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Venerable Bhikkhu K. Ñanananda - Seeing Through - A Guide to Insight Meditation
http://rapidshare.com/files/334505801/N ... tation.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Gonna contact what-buddha-taught and see if they will upload these files

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Thanks for the share. :)
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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by Paññāsikhara » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:48 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Alas, I don't know how to do torrents...
Go and download a Torrent client, like << http://www.utorrent.com/downloads" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; >>, or << http://www.bittorrent.com/btusers/download" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; >>, or << http://azureus.sourceforge.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; >>.
Once downloaded and installed, when you run Torrent files like the one in the link, that software will run it.
From there, it is pretty easy. DIY in about 10 minutes, playing around with the Torrent software you've installed.
Though you may want to read up on who torrents are in the first place, though.
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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:00 am

Greetings bhante,

Thanks for the tip. I'll keep it in mind (whilst trying to avoid precept violations!)

Metta,
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"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 rowyourboat » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:47 pm

Bikkhu Katukurunde Nananda is one of Sri Lanka's foremost meditative monks. He aparently lives in a little rock 'kuti' with a little rock bed like the arahanths of the past in Sri Lanka. He entertains guests very little and spends most of his time in seclusion. He does give meditation instructions for those who are serious and I know monks and nuns from all over sri lanka who visit him for instructions. He spent many years in quiet seclusion until one day his teacher invited him to talk on nibbana. This was followed by the 'nibbana' sermons which blew everyone away. He has another series known as the 'pahankanuwa sermons' denoting the place they were delivered from. But as far as I know they are in sinhalese. He is the epitome of monkhood for his practice, renunciation, humbleness, faith and wisdom.

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by Bozworth » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:51 am

Thanks for sharing this. I'm already behind on my reading, but what the hell...

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by jcsuperstar » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:49 am

thanks for making me buy more books
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Bhikkhu Ñanananda is cool

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:59 am

Greetings,

If anyone has been following this topic with one eye but has yet to check out any of the works of Bhikkhu Ñanananda or is waiting for texts to arrive in the mailbox, can I recommend investing a little bit of time to read this Dhamma Talk...

Nibbàna Sermon 22
http://www.beyondthenet.net/calm/nibbana22.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It's one of a long series, and each sermon feeds into the next, but I think in this sermon in particular, Bhikkhu Ñanananda really captures the profound essence of the Dhamma. At every turn, Bhikkhu Ñanananda turns an insightful eye to some of the deepest and revolutionary aspects of the Buddha's teaching. If you haven't read anything recently that's totally rocked your world, do yourself a favour and click on the link above.

:twothumbsup:

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"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 BlackBird » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:46 pm

Thanks Retro. There's something quite special about the way Bhante elucidates the Dhamma.

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by BlackBird » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:11 pm

The two books listed above are now available for download on http://www.what-buddha-taught.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (down at the bottom) saving everyone the hassle of rapidshare.

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"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Post by bodom » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:33 pm

jcsuperstar wrote:thanks for making me buy more books
Haha my thoughts exactly.

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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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

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