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Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero Sinhalese: Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero lived a modest life and did a great service for the propagation of Buddhist philosophy.

In recognition of his valuable service at the Sixth Buddhist council held in Burmathe Burmese government conferred on him the title “Agga Mahapandita” Chief Great Scholar in Mathises Appuhamy Maddumahamy and B.

Because Punchi Mahattaya’s mother died when he was 14 days old, he was brought up by his father’s brother and his wife. At the age of 15 he had decided to enter the order of Buddhist monks and was ordained as a Samanera at the temple Sri Nandaramaya, Udumulla, Balangoda on 2 March Thero continued his studies after becoming a monk and later became a scholar in ,aitreya and languages.

Thero entered Ananda CollegeColombo in and became a teacher of the balanyoda school in This is understandable when one realizes that he was a theosophist as well as a Snanda.

He was valangoda self learner in most of his areas of studies. Ananda Maitreya Thero was the first Dharmarcharya teacher of Buddhism at Nalanda College Colombowhen it was first established in It was Venerable Thero who named it ‘Nalanda’ and chose Apadana Sobhini Panna meaning wisdom beautifies character as Nalanda College’s mottowhich is still being used.


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He was appointed to the post of DeanFaculty of Buddhist Studies in On 1 Octoberhe was appointed to the post of Vice Chancellor at the same university. He opened the Sri Dhammananda Pirivena, Colombo in On 18 JanuaryAnnanda was appointed to the post of Sangha Nayaka of Sabaragamu-Saddhammawansa Nikaya and in the same year he participated in the Sixth Buddhist council held in Myanmar.

Ananda Maitreya Thero was famous for his achievements in Buddhist meditation. He was known to have practiced both Samatha meditation and Vipassana meditation to a great extent and was considered to be having a highly developed mind through his meditation. Many Buddhists have experienced his powerful spiritual blessings in many more ways than one.

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His teachings and life have been an inspiration to many aspiring monks and lay followers. His work and sacrifices with Anagarika Dharmapala was one of the steering forces of the upholding aananda Buddhism in Sri Lanka at one stage.

Thero also traveled to many countries in the world for the propagation of Buddhism. In snanda to that, Nayaka Thero has received two honorary titles, “Saahithyasuuri” from Vidyodaya University and “Saahithya Chakrawarthi” from Vidyalankara University.

The humbleness of Maha Nayaka Thero’s character is clearly shown, when he publicly stated that he had no liking whatsoever for titles and awards, but that he was rather accepting it to satisfy the presenter. He quoted Lord Buddha in his speech saying “I often remind myself of My Great Buddha’s preaching in the Sanyuktha nikaya of the Abhidhamma Pitaka of the worthlessness and futileness of the craving for awards, titles and commanding positions”.


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Ananda Maitreya Thero wrote nearly fifty books on sutras scripturevinaya monastic disciplineon abhidhamma metaphysicsand on Pali and Sanskrit grammar.

Ananda Maitreya Thero translation of the Dhammapada is published internationally. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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