NO RELIGIONby Buddhadasa Bhikkhu Translated from the Thai by Bhikkhu Punno First electronic edition: September Buddha-Dhamma. No Religion. I didn’t come here today to give any formal lecture or sermon, but to have an informal chat among friends. I hope that you all agree to this so that we. No Religion – Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, Chaiya, Thailand – 7th June Buddhadasa Bhikku “The morality of the young is peace for the world”.
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Children show very little sign of ego. State University of New York Press.
Buddhadasa renounced civilian life in Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Only the ego sees differences and confusion. The parts that make water impure are not water, they combine and change the appearance, bhikkhy they are not water.
Dhamma busdhadasa is understood only by those in the know. None of the great religious teachers ever gave a personal name to their teachings, like we do today.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here There is a idiosyncratic library shaped like a boat, a spiritual theatre, tranquil ponds and thriving monastery buildings. Buddhist societies, in theory, are based on tolerance, loving kindness and forgiveness, essential for world harmony and individual happiness and all generated through virtuous behavior and meditation. He held talks with leading scholars and clergy of various faiths. Average people will insist that these waters are completely different, because such people take external appearances as their criteria.
Join other followers Search for: Selected Essays of Bhikkhu Buddhadasa. Great post as always! Human experience, Conciousness, Self and the search for the unfindable “I”, anything else of interest.
Then, we must conclude that there is no water, only two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. We believe that they are wrong and only we are right, that we are special and have a special calling, and that only we have the truth and the way to salvation. However, those who have penetrated to the bhikkhhu understanding of Dhamma will feel that the thing called “religion” doesn’t exist after all.
Essentially there is no such thing as religion, Christianity, Islam, Judaism.
If we view religion buddhasasa this we can see that essentially they are all the same, only appearing different externally. They are evidently more at peace, their minds become more pure, altering on a molecular level. Sami marked it as to-read May 28, You are commenting using your Twitter account.
So, please take interest in these two kinds of language – people language and Dhamma language. If we take rain-water and distill it, we will get pure water.
Thus the phrase “No religion! This must be spoken about very often in order to acquaint everyone with the heart of Buddhism: The same is true everywhere, no matter where we find the two parts of hydrogen and one part oxygen. He ruffled the feathers of the elite and for many years was classed as an outcast, the people always respected his views however and the Wat and Monastery grew over the decades.
No Religion – Buddhadasa Bhikkhu | Standing in an Open Field
Buddhadasa developed a personal view that those who have penetrated the essential nature of religions eeligion “all religions to be inwardly the same”, while those who have the highest understanding of dhamma feel “there is no religion”.
A person with some knowledge, however, knows that pure water can be found in every kind of water. Sam Lowry rated it it was amazing May 12, Its goal is nibbanawhich Buddhadasa describes as a state “beyond all suffering that also transcends ordinary conceptions of happiness. Ordinary, ignorant, worldly people are under the impression that there is this religion and that religion, and that these religions are different, so different that they’re opposed to each other. Being without ego is the highest form of happiness.
I had the distinct pleasure of spending time with and listening to many incredible Monks and Nuns whilst at the retreat, all practicing the teachings of A. They distinguish rain-water, well-water, underground-water, canal-water, swamp-water, ditch-water, gutter-water, sewer-water, toilet-water, urine, diarrhea, and many other kinds of water from each other. To illustrate the importance of language, let’s consider the following example. They have only reached the external levels, just as with canal-water, muddy water, and the rest.
He bddhadasa many years living alone in the wild jungle, conquering fear, mosquitos and hunger.
How can they be the same or in conflict hbikkhu they don’t even exist? No war has ever been fought to spread Buddhism since Prince Gotama attained enlightenment years ago in Bodhgaya, India.