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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They have only reached the external levels, just as with canal water, muddy water, and the rest. More on Buddhdasa Bhikku here: It can’t be eastern or western, southern or northern.

Benjamin marked it as to-read Jul 09, Children show very little sign of ego. There is only nature, only Dhamma. TheravadaMaha Nikaya. This was in the early 20th Century, what would he make of Bangkok now?! For one who has penetrated to this level of truth, there is no such thing as water.

Buddhadasa rejected the traditional rebirth and karma doctrine, since he thought it to be incompatible with sunyataand not conductive to the extinction of dukkha. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: People who don’t know much about even the simplest things think that there are many kinds of water. Chan Vei siang is currently reading it Jun 27, Such ideas and beliefs show that we are still ignorant, very foolish indeed, just like little babies who know only their own bellies.

Therefore, states Buddhadasa, “the whole question of rebirth has nothing to do with Buddhism A compound that had grown to accommodate five spacious meditation halls and two large dormitory buildings male and female. But we dare not think like this.

The same is true everywhere, no matter where we find the two parts of hydrogen and one part of oxygen. Further, I intend to speak only about the most essential matters, important topics which people consider to be profound. A simple example of the language of materialism is that of Water. Jerry Mcelroy marked it as to-read Dec 06, One is the conventional language that ordinary people speak, what I call “people language. His ability to explain complex philosophical and religious ideas in his native Southern Thai attracted many people to his wooded retreat.


No Religion by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

A Buddhist Thinker for the Modern World. Olivia Carter added it Jan 08, If we look thought the polluting elements, we can see the water that is always the same, for in every case the essential of water is the same. We have many of these blind beliefs. We have many of these blind beliefs. The setting up of Wat Suan Mok is widely regarded as one of the key events in the history of Thai Buddhism and his books fill an entire room in the National Library.

Buddhsdasa all becomes very clear. State University of New York Press. I had reeligion distinct pleasure of spending time with and listening to many incredible Monks and Nuns whilst at the retreat, all practicing the teachings of A. A person with this understanding knows that all those different kinds of water are the same as far as the water component is concerned. Ariel rated it really liked it Mar 25, 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.

They distinguish rain-water, well-water, underground-water, rekigion, swamp-water, ditch-water, gutter-water, sewer-water, toilet-water, urine, diarrhea, and many other kinds of water from each other. Lists with This Book.

I’d like to give a simple example of people language, the language of materialism. Because we have failed to understand and haven’t buikkhu realized our own truth, we look down upon other religions and praise only our own.


Buddhism is more a philosophy than a religion, more a science with practical results. They have only reached the external levels, just as with canal-water, muddy water, and the rest. In this way we can see through religion and realize that there is simply an inherent nature underlying everything. Whether it will be understood or not is something else, depending upon the listener, and has nothing to do with the truth or with religion.

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No Religion

On an even bhikkkhu intelligent level, we can take that pure water and examine it further. Tell a small child to take a bath and to wash with soap to get all the dirt off; the little child will scrub only her belly.

June 8, at 3: The essence of Buddhas teaching revolved around breathing in, and breathing out. On an even more intelligent level, we can take that pure water and examine it further.


Notify me of new comments erligion email. This is the message that will lead us away from suffering and pain. When we meet together like this, I feel there is something which prevents us from understanding each other and this thing is simply the problem of language itself. Email Address never made public. They are evidently more at peace, their minds become more pure, altering on a molecular level. Join other followers Search for: They view these various kinds of water as if they have nothing in common.