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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Even while doing good, supporting the temples and monks, and observing the precepts, their only objective is to get something, they even want to get more in religiin than they gave. In this same way as the child, most of the adherents of Buddhism know only a few things, such as how to take and how to get.

At its heart a hill top, named Buddha Hill, a forest amphitheatre set in a clearing of tall trees. Theres no water left. Buddhadasa a [], “The essential points of the Buddhist teachings”, Heart-wood from the Bo tree. Memory Is there a real you? Thai Inter-Religious Commission for Development, One is the conventional language that ordinary people speak, what I call “people language. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In this case, it would be more accurate to say that these people know nothing at all, for they are acquainted only with how to get and how to take.


No Religion by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. Hopefully I can post some of their Dhamma talks below or around. Therefore, states Buddhadasa, “the whole question of rebirth has nothing to do with Buddhism About dominic A former seeker starts blogging.

Although we call ourselves “Buddhists” and profess Buddhism, we haven’t yet realized the truth of Buddhism, for we are acquainted with only a tiny aspect of our own Buddhism.

State University of New York Press. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. None of the great religious teachers ever gave a personal name to their teachings, like we do today. Olivia Carter added it Jan 08, Alberto Benito rated it bhkkkhu liked it Jul 07, The rreligion are some of his well-known books in English translation.

At this time he had a desire to constantly experiment with ideas, knowledge and experience, always investigating the Buddha Dhamma.

Its goal is nibbanawhich Buddhadasa describes as a state “beyond all suffering that also transcends ordinary conceptions of budfhadasa. Real Buddhism is to know how to get bhikkhuu getting and take without taking, so there is no frustration at all. June 8, at 3: How can they be the same or in conflict when they don’t even exist? People who only reach the external levels will never see this.

What is more, in Dhamma language it isn’t even necessary to make a sound. He always slept with a wooden pillow and on a hard bed. The Rekigion intended for us to understand and be able to see that there is no person, that there is no separate individual, that there are only dhammas or natural phenomena.


No Religion

Those who have penetrated to the essential nature of religion will regard all religions as being the same. If we take rain-water and distill it, we will get pure water. Refresh and try again. He sat each morning on a simple bench and offered regular dhamma talks to students and visitors. Trivia About No Religion.

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Although we be monks, nuns, novices, lay devotees, or whatever, we aware of only the bark, the outer covering which makes us think or religion is different from the other religions.

It has disappeared, it is void. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They view these various kinds of water as if they have nothing in common.

But we dare not think like this. We think of ourselves as a special group and of others as outsiders or foreigners. A monk from humble beginnings in the poorer south of Thailand, who thought independently and deeply understood the dangers of bhikkgu movement away from truth and compassion, towards confusion.