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Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (Servant of the Buddha) went forth as a bhikkhu (Buddhist monk) in , at the age of twenty. After a few years of study in Bangkok, which . THE VENERABLE Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, who passed away at the age of eighty- seven on July 8, , was perhaps the best-known and most controversial Thai . Ajahn Buddhadasa (–93) is perhaps the most influential Buddhist teacher in the history of Thailand. In he founded Suan.

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Finally, the questioner clarified that the Arahant must still have good wishes for society, the desire to do beneficial things, right? Buddhadasa explains paticcasamupadda as the “birth” of “I” and mine through sense-contact with objects, and the resulting vedana “feeling”tanha “thirst,” craving and upadana clinging.

I am the servant of the Buddha, and the Buddha is my master. Under his influence it grew into a monastery with a character and feel quite different than most, or perhaps all, Thai monasteries.

Religious scholar Donald K. Adapted and translated by Santikaro from an bhikohu in Thai written on 28 th August The violence had a major impact on the Thai psyche, finally shredding the illusion of a happy Thai society, as military oppression became increasingly brutal. Buddhism, however, is not a form of materialism, nor is it the kind of idealism that sees the world as just an unimportant derivative illusion.

Since everything is Dhamma; there is nothing that is not Dhamma. Since the ‘s, activists and thinkers in areas such as education, ecology, social welfare, and rural development have drawn upon his teaching and advice. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His last project was to establish an International Dhamma Hermitage. Buddhadasa, states John Powers — a professor of Asian Studies and Buddhism, offered a “rationalist interpretation” and called “the whole vhikkhu of rebirth to be foolish”.


You should observe that all the forms and types of dukkha have a quality of prison about them The news of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, his work, and Suan Mokkh gradually spread over the years.

Buddhadasa – Wikipedia

In the end, these efforts failed and he was returned to Suan Mokkh and passed away in the forest he loved. At the same time, Marxist insurgents, radical students, activists, and peasants were equally welcome. However, Buddhadasa was skeptical of his fame; when reflecting on the busloads of visitors to Suan Mokkh he would say, “sometimes I think many of these people just stop here because they have to visit the bathroom.

Translated from the Thai by Dhammavidu Bhikkhu. TheravadaMaha Nikaya. Summary of his teachings prepared by Tan Ajahn for a souvenir book on the occasion of his 80 th ‘Age Teasing Bhilkhu on 27 th May Therefore, states Buddhadasa, “the whole question of rebirth has nothing to do with Buddhism He was one of the few religious figures the left felt they could talk with, and he had honest discussions with both sides.

Because nature and natural law are inherent in his understanding of Dhamma and Dhammic Socialism, Suan Mokkh places an emphasis on intimacy with nature. His goal was to produce a complete set of reference materials for present and future research and practice.


Buddhadasa a [], “The essential points of the Buddhist teachings”, Heart-wood from the Bo tree. In an interconnected world, individual responsibility is emphasized over individual rights and is as responsible to the collective as to oneself.

Ajahn Buddhadasa Indapanno – Suan Mokkh

To lead the world out of materialism. In later years, Buddhadasa’s teachings attracted many international seekers to his hermitage.

Still, the supreme patriarch in the 50s disliked him intensely and tried to have him arrested, creating trumped up charges against him and accusing him of communism. Ajahn Buddhadasa worked painstakingly to establish and explain the correct and essential principles of what he called “pristine Buddhism,” that is, the original realization of the Lord Buddha before it was buried under commentaries, ritualism, clerical politics, and the like.

His influential books, both written and transcribed from talks, fill a room at the National Library.


Given the accompanying retinue and security, this visit would be complex. Without such intimacy, we merely have abstract ubddhadasa about Dhamma, and abstract notions of our political theories as well.

Thus, he lived immersed in natural surroundings and developed a place for others to do the same. Suan Mokkh carries on in the hearts and actions of all those who have been inspired and guided by his example and words.