As to that which is the heart of the Buddhist Teachings, I would like to suggest the short saying, "Nothing whatsoever should be clung to". There is a section in the Majjhima Nikaya where someone approached the Buddha and asked him whether he could summarize his teachings in, one phrase and, if he could, what it would be. The Buddha replied that he could: "Sabbe dhamma nalam abhinivesaya". Nothing whatsoever should be clung to. Then the Buddha emphasized this point by saying that whoever had heard this core phrase had heard all of the Teachings, whoever had put it into practice had practised all of the Teachings, and whoever had received the fruits of practising this point had received all of the fruits of the Buddhist Teachings. Now, if anyone realizes the truth of this point that there is not a: single thing to be clung to, it means that there is no "germ" to cause the disease of greed, hatred and delusion, or of wrong actions of any kind, whether of body, speech, or mind.
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But those who try to observe the things going on in the mind, and always take that which is true in their own minds as their standard, never get muddled. They are able to comprehend suffering, and ultimately will understand Dharma. Then, they will understand the books they read. After a few years of study in Bangkok, he was inspired to live close with nature in order to investigate the Buddha-Dhamma as the Buddha had done.
Here, we can only mention some of the more memorable services he has rendered to Buddhism. From this, he uncovered the Dhamma that truly quenches dukkha, which he in turn shared with anyone interested.
His goal was to produce a complete set of references for present and future research and practice. His approach was always scientific, straightforward, and practical. Although his formal education was limited to seven years, in addition to some beginning Pali studies, during his lifetime he was given seven honorary doctorates by Thai universities.
Numerous doctoral theses have been written about his work. His books, both written and transcribed from talks, fill a room at the National Library and influence all serious Thai Buddhists. Progressive elements in Thai society, especially the young, have been inspired by his wide-ranging thought, teachings, and selfless example. Since the s, activists and thinkers in such areas as education, social welfare, and rural development have drawn upon his teaching, advice, and friendship.
His work helped inspire a new generation of socially concerned monks. He studied all schools of Buddhism and all the major religious traditions. This interest was practical rather than scholarly. He sought to unite all genuinely religious people, meaning those working to overcome selfishness, in order to work together for world peace. This broad-mindedness won him friends and students from around the world, including Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs.
Retreats in Thai are organized for the latter part of each month. In his last few years, he established some new projects for carrying on the work of serving Lord Buddha and humanity. One is Suan Atammayatarama, a small training center for foreign monks in a quiet grove near the International Dhamma Hermitage. Another sister project is Dhamma Mata Dhamma Mothers.
Society is suffering from a lack of qualified; they exist but are not given adequate recognition. Dhamma Mata aims to raise the status of women by providing them better opportunities and support in Buddhist monastic life and meditation practice. The work of Suan Mokkh continues as before, according to the law of nature.
BUDDHADASA BHIKKHU HEARTWOOD BODHI TREE PDF
But those who try to observe the things going on in the mind, and always take that which is true in their own minds as their standard, never get muddled. They are able to comprehend suffering, and ultimately will understand Dharma. Then, they will understand the books they read. After a few years of study in Bangkok, he was inspired to live close with nature in order to investigate the Buddha-Dhamma as the Buddha had done. Here, we can only mention some of the more memorable services he has rendered to Buddhism.
Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu and the Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree
Saramar In Heartwood of the Bodhi TreeBuddhadasa Bhikkhu presents in simple language the philosophy of voidness, or sunnata, that lies at the heart of the Buddhism. Please review your cart. I engaged and read it cover to cover bhikkyu I wanted to make sure that I immerse myself in this teaching. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The Four Noble Truths.