Bhikkhu literally means " beggar " or "one who lives by alms ". The historical Buddha, Prince Siddhartha, having abandoned a life of pleasure and status, lived as an alms mendicant as part of his śramaṇa lifestyle.
Bhikkhu Bodhi (born December 10, 1944), born Jeffrey Block, is an American Theravada Buddhist monk, ordained in Sri Lanka and currently teaching in the New York and New Jersey area. He was appointed the second president of the Buddhist Publication Society and has edited and authored several publications grounded in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ñāṇamoli Bhikkhu (born Osbert John S. Moore; 25 June 1905 – 8 March 1960) was a British Theravada Buddhist monk and translator of Pali literature.
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Phra Dharmakosācārya, also known as Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu was a famous and influential Thai ascetic-philosopher of the 20th century. Known as an innovative reinterpreter of Buddhist doctrine and Thai folk beliefs, Buddhadasa fostered a reformation in conventional religious perceptions in his home country, Thailand, as well as abroad. Buddhadasa developed a personal view that those who have penetrated the essential nature of religions consider "all religions to be inwardly the same", while...
He was born Nguam Phanit in 1906 in Ban Phumriang, Chaiya District, southern Thailand. His father, Sieng Phānit, was a shopkeeper of second generation Thai Chinese ancestry and his mother, Klaun, was Thai.
Buddhadasa renounced civilian life in 1926. Typical of young monks during the time, he traveled to the capital, Bangkok, for doctrinal training but found the wats there dirty, crowded, and, most troubling to him, the sangha corrupt, "preoccupied with prestige, position, and comfo
Buddhadasa strove for a simple, pristine practice in attempt to emulate Gautama Buddha's core teaching, "Do good, avoid bad, and purify the mind." He therefore avoided the customary ritualism and internal politics that dominated Siamese clerical life. His ability to explain complex philosophical and religious ideas in his native Southern Thai attracted many people to his wooded retreat. His primary teaching mainly focused on the quiet awareness of one's breathing pattern called anapanasati. Howe
Buddhadasa's interpretations of the Buddhist tradition inspired such persons as the French-schooled Pridi Banomyong, leader of the Siamese revolution of 1932, and a group of Thai social activists and artists of the 20th century. Religious scholar Donald K. Swearer has compared Buddhadasa to the early Indian philosopher Nagarjuna, and the 5th-century south Indian scholar Buddhaghosa who has "overshadowed the development of Theravada Buddhist thought" in southeast Asia. According to Swearer, the T
Buddhadasa's works take up an entire room in the National Library of Thailand. The following are some of his well-known books in English translation. 1. The A,B,Cs of Buddhism. 1982. 2. Handbook for Mankind Buddhadasa's most well-known book. 3. Heart-wood from the Bo Tree. Susan Usom Foundation, 1985. 4. India's Benevolence to Thailand 5. Keys to Natural Truth. Trans. R. Bucknell and Santikaro. N.d. First published 1988. 6. Me and Mine: Selected Essays of Bhikkhu Buddhadasa ...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bhikkhu Anālayo is a bhikkhu (Buddhist monk), scholar and meditation teacher. He was born in Germany in 1962, and went forth in 1995 in Sri Lanka. He is best known for his comparative studies of Early Buddhist Texts as preserved by the various early Buddhist traditions.
Bhikkhu Anālayo and Thanissaro Bhikkhu state that garudhammas were initially simply "set out as principles" and did not had the status of a formal training rule until violations occurred.   In Young Chung cites Akira Hirakawa in support of the contention "that these rules were appended later,"  : 87–88 and concludes,
Biksu (Sanskerta: Bhikṣu), atau bhikkhu dalam mazhab Theravada (yang dieja dengan bahasa Pali) atau bhikkhu (biksuni atau bhikkhuni untuk wanita) merupakan kata terapan yang diberikan kepada seorang pria yang telah ditahbiskan dalam lingkungan biara Buddhis. Kata ini sering kali dirujukkan sebagai rohaniawan agama Buddha.
Bhikhu Chotalal Parekh, Baron Parekh, FBA FAcSS FRSA (born 4 January 1935) is a British political theorist, academic, and life peer.He is a Labour Party member of the House of Lords.