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23-09-2013 – Demise of Most Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita
Bro. Tan led a group of Nalandians in a pūja this morning in honour
of the most Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita Maha Thero who passed away
on Monday, 23 September, at the age of 91. Bhante’s cremation ceremony
is scheduled today in Bangalore at 10am local time.
In his brief sharing, Bro. Tan recalled Acharya Buddharakkhita’s
visit to Nalanda Centre a few years ago, and the emphasis Bhante placed
on quality Buddhist education. Bro. Tan further shared that all lives
end in death; what is truly important is how we spend the duration
between our birth and death – wholesomely and wisely.
At the conclusion of the session, the congregation shared merits with
Acharya Buddharakkhita, wishing the late venerable blissful peace.
The most Venerable Achariya Buddharakkhita Sangha Nayake, the Founder
of Maha Bodhi Society of Bangalore, an eminent educationist and
humanitarian, passed away peacefully on 23 September 2013, at the age of
91, having spent 64 years as a Buddhist monk.
Nalanda Buddhist Society’s Founder Bro. H S Tan, management and
members, extend our deepest condolences to the Maha Bodhi Society of
Bangalore, all societies and institutions where Bhante was a spiritual
director, Bhante’s monastic and lay disciples, and the Buddhist
communities in India, for having lost a great ‘Sakyaputta’ – son of the Buddha.
Achariya Buddharakkhita had a long and illustrious vocation as a
Dhamma propagator, having been involved with India’s Buddhist revival in
the 1950’s and 60’s, and through his association with distinguished
scholars and teachers. With Bhante’s passing, an era has come to a
close. Our only consolation in his passing is the fact that Bhante had
laid a strong foundation in the establishment of viable institutions
helmed by able disciples to carry on with his good work.
We fondly recall Bhante’s visit to Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia a
few years ago with his disciples, and his precious gift of a Buddha-rupam,
made of red Indian sandstone, to Bro Tan. But more precious than
anything else was Bhante’s gift of Dhamma – his affirmation of the great
value of Buddhist education, and the encouragement and blessings he
bestowed upon us.
Achariya Buddharakkhita’s remains will be cremated on Friday, 27
September 2013, at 10.00am local time at Mahabodhi Dhammaduta Vihara,
Bangalore, India. Nalanda Buddhist Society will be offering pūja and
transference of merits at 10.00am Malaysian time, at Nalanda Centre, Sri
Serdang. The pūja will be led by our Founder Bro H S Tan. May the
most Venerable Achariya Buddharakkhita Sangha Nayake be remembered by
Buddhists far and wide, throughout India and abroad, and honoured for
his inspiring leadership and contributions to Buddhist education and
humanitarian work. SANTI, PEACE.
An era ends with the passing of Acharya Buddharakkhita MahaThero on at
3:48 am 23rd Sept 2013. He was brought from the hospital yesterday to
Mahabodhi Vihara and throughout the night monks were chanting and doing meditation around him.
The cremation ceremony will be held on Friday 27th Sept 2013 at 10 AM
at Mahabodhi Dhammaduta Vihara, Alur near Bangalore. Malaysians may be
more familiar with Bhante as the teacher of Ven Sanghasena of Ladakh.*
About Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita :
Born in Manipur, Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita completed his
engineering course from Institute of Technology in Kolkata and served as
engineer. He participated in the freedom movement and he was deeply
moved by the violence that took place during the partition. He renounced
household life and went to the Himalayas and took up ascetic practice
of wandering monk. He walked from Himalaya to Kanyakumari visiting
ashrams, gurus and yoga masters of that time. His experience and study
of the Dhammapada led him to Buddhism and in 1949 on the Buddha Purnima
day he became Buddhist monk under the Most Ven.Candamani Mahathera at
Kushinagar. He studied the Dhamma in Sri Lanka under most eminent
teachers like Ven. Nyanatiloka Mahathera, Ven.Candawimala Maha Nayaka
Thera, Ven. Widurapola Piyatissa Maha Nayaka Thera. He then went to
Burma and continued his pursuit of Dhamma studies and meditation under
the Most Venerable monks like Ven.Mahasi Sayadaw Venerable U Sobhana,
Aggamaha Pandita, the Mulapatthana Sayadaw Venerable Narada,
Aggamahapandita and the Yamaka Abhidhamma Acharya Sobhita Maha Thera.
He worked in the editorial board of the Chattha Sangayana in Burma
which brought out the entire Pali Canon in over 140 volumes. He then
taught Abhidhamma at Pali Post Graduate Institute Nalanda for short time
before he moved down to Bangalore in 1956. He established the Maha
Bodhi Society and started weekly Dhamma discourses. He also established
the Sangharama, Sima, meditation center and started training monks. He
undertook intensive humanitarian service programs by establishing
Mahabodhi Burns and Casualty center and Rural health center. He started
hospital dana services where he distributed fruits to patients and
wished them speedy recovery. He also worked hard for leprosy prevention
program, eye donation, artificial limbs donations and for introducing
moral and spiritual education in schools. From the very beginning he
helped Tibetan refugees, Bangladeshi refugees and then he took and
educated children from Ladakh and other parts of India which is
continuing even today. Hundreds of children have found new life through
his compassionate help.
His contribution in literary field is
very valuable. He has contributed immensely through his authentic books
on Theravada Buddhism and Pali. More than a hundred titles stand
testimony to his compassion for people and commitment to bringing back
original Buddhism in its birth place India. His dedication to training
of monks has led to starting of Mahabodhi Monastic Institute where a
hundred monks are getting monastic education. His vision of
establishment of a Buddhist University made him to start the Mahabodhi
Academy of Pali and Buddhist Studies. Now it is upgraded to Bhagavan
Buddha University of Pali and Theravada Buddhism.
*news courtesy of Bro. Lee Yu Ban
Source about Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita: www.mahabodhi.info/News.html
More About Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita here .. www.mahabodhi.info/mahabodhi_bangalore_founder.html
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Ananda Bhante : Bhante
Panyaloka’s Photos Most Ven. Acharya Buddharakkhita Phd. D.Lit.
Monks doing Puja. Please attend the funeral of Bada bhante on 27th
Prabhakar Kashyap : Ananda Bhante’s Photos Daddy circumambulating the Mahabodhi Stupa
Ven Issariyadhamma : Mahabodhi temple in Bangalore India
Murali Boosarpoo : Honarable karnataka governor Hansraj Bharadwaj Homage to ven buddharakkita at Mahabodhi
Asserting that law and order has deteriorated in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday requested President Pranab Mukherjee to dismiss the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) Government.
have requested the President today that Uttar Pradesh Government must
be dismissed and President’s rule must be imposed in the state,” she
told media after meeting President Mukherjee.
Mayawati said the
law and order situation has worsened in Uttar Pradesh, and added that
the state machinery has completely failed.
“The Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party are trying to politicise the (Muzaffarnagar communal clashes) issue and deriving political gain from it,” she added.
Expressing concern over the recent incidents of communal violence in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
had earlier on Monday said the onus for preventing violence and
maintaining law and order is the prime responsibility of state
governments, and added that the Centre will ensure that the guilty are
punished, irrespective of a person’s stature or political affiliation.
the National Integration Council (NIC) here, Dr. Singh said the meeting
has special significance in light of the communal violence in Uttar
Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar District.
“Anyone, from any party, found
involved in such incidents, will be punished. The government should do
everything to act against those spreading communal violence, no matter
how powerful they are. Local administrations must respond promptly. It
must take strong action against those who are behind communal violence,”
Dr. Singh said.
“The Muzaffarnagar violence led to a huge loss of
lives and property. We have seen communal violence in Kashmir and Assam
in the past few months. And the government needs to take every step
possible to deal with this violence,” he added.
Putting the onus
on the state government to restore law and order in their respective
states, Dr. Singh said, “Onus is on state governments to control
“Governments should do everything to act against those
who are responsible for inciting communal violence, no matter how
powerful they are,” he added.
The Uttar Pradesh Government has
constituted a one-member judicial commission to probe the Muzaffarnagar
violence, which has claimed over 40 lives.
The commission, which
would mainly look into administrative lapses, if any, in controlling the
violence, would submit its report to the government within two months.
broke out in the Kawal area of Muzaffarnagar on August 27, when members
of a community returning from a panchayat meeting in Naglabadhod, three
kilometres from Kawal, clashed with members of another community.
Dr. P.T. Nandakumar.
MA; LLB; DJ; CNT; MBA; PhD