PALI Made Easy. by Venerable Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera D. Litt (Agga-Maha-Pandita) and B. Ananda Maitreya. 26 Feb Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero (බලංගොඩ ආනන්ද මෛත්‍රෙය මහනාහිමි): (August 23, – July 18, ) was a Sri Lankan. 24 Feb Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero (Sinhala: බලංගොඩ ආනන්ද His book, Sakyasimhavadanaya hevat Buddha Charita (The Life of the.

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A very different image of the Mahanayaka Thera remains fixed in my mind as a summation of his character and attitude towards life.


Ananda Maitreya was widely read, had a rich store of experience, and was an original thinker and writer. Thero also traveled to many countries in the world for the propagation of Buddhism.

His work and sacrifices with Anagarika Dharmapala was one of the steering forces of the upholding of Buddhism in Sri Lanka at one stage.

Archived from the original on 16 August Would I make my prostrations in the correct manner? Nyanaponika Mahathera and supervising the publications programme of the Buddhist Publication Society.

Archived from the original on 29 April He was appointed to the post of Dean, Faculty of Buddhist Studies in Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero Sinhalese: These contained little more than beds, book cases, and wooden tables; it was in one of these that Ven. Download games on your cell phone for bokks.

Metta Meditation – Ven Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero

December 21, at On this particular afternoon the weather had been cool and rainy, so the break was especially welcome. Ananda Maitreya Thero was famous tjero his achievements in Buddhist meditation.


I soon enough learned how to go on alms round to the surrounding hamlets, where Bokks collected a variety of nutritious curries and could supply the monks in the temple with my surplus. I served as Ven.

Ananda Maitreya Thero wrote nearly fifty books on sutras scripturevinaya monastic disciplineon abhidhamma metaphysicsand on Pali and Sanskrit grammar. Punchi Mahattaya had his primary education at Kumara VidyalayaBalangoda. Venerable Balangoda Ananda Maitreya was one of the great personalities of Theravada Buddhism in the twentieth century, and it is testimony to his vast store of past merits that his life span stretched clear across this century from its beginning almost to its end.

At this meeting he told us he had a strong intuition that he would live to the age of On 1 Octoberhe was appointed to the post of Vice Chancellor at the same university. Without a reliable guide it is easy to get lost in the jungles of speculation and opinion, littered with the landmines of pride, contention, and conceit.

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero

Ananda Maitreya was staying at his temple at Maharagama and I wanted to visit him too. Ananda Maitreya as my own ordination teacherthe one who brought me into the Sangha and guided my first steps in the life of a bhikkhu.

The work describes in detail the spiritual path of the bodhisattva, and since I knew Ven. Writers who have eulogized the Mahanayaka Thera after his death have often extolled his lofty titles, his numerous writings, and his extensive missionary work all over the wnanda. In addition to that, Nayaka Thero has received two honorary titles, “Saahithyasuuri” from Vidyodaya University and “Saahithya Chakrawarthi” from Vidyalankara University.

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It was altogether in character for him not to think he was too old to learn something new, and to achieve an effortless mastery over it in minimal time. I wrote to the Mahanayaka Thera, telling him of my background and of my desire to come to Sri Lanka to ordain as a bhikkhu and to study Pali and Theri.

Sincerely, BT Tay Almost every house and shop flew a yellow flag or strips of yellow cloth. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: I sat out on the verandah sipping my tea while the Mahanayaka Thera and his friend spoke inside. December 28, at 1: We expected him to be returning to Balangoda before the rains retreat, and I was hoping to go out to Balangoda after the rainy season to spend a longer period with him at his temple.

His work and sacrifices with Anagarika Dharmapala was one of the steering forces of the upholding of Buddhism in Sri Lanka at one stage.

Again and again the doubts plagued my mind: