Acharya Buddharakkhita

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Acharya Buddharakkhita
आचार्य बुद्धरखित
Born (1922-03-12)12 March 1922
Manipur, Imphal, India
Died 23 September 2013(2013-09-23) (aged 91)
Banglore, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Institute of Engineering Technology, Calcutta
Notable works English translation of Dhammapada
Notable awards Abhidhaja Aggamaha Saddhammajotika
Website
www.mahabodhi.info/about_us.html

Acharya Buddharakkhita (1922- 2013) was a Buddhist monk and prolific writer who established the Maha Bodhi Society of Bangalore and its sister bodies. He was born in Imphal, Manipur, in 1922. In 1942, he took part in the Quit India Movement.[1]

He joined the Indian defence services after his graduation from the Institute of Engineering Technology, Calcutta. He participated in World War II, after which he resigned to find truth and freedom. He became a monk in 1948. He travelled all over India and also taught in Sri Lanka and Burma. Finally he established the Maha Bodhi Society in Bangalore to propagate Buddhism.[2]

In 1952, Moonasinghe, niece of the Venerable Anagarika Dhammapala Maha Upasika —a well-known Buddhist in Bangalore, known to the Maharaja donated him a land for Maha Bodhi Society.[3] He also established schools, hostels, hospitals and an artificial limb centre for the society. He had written 150 books and published two periodicals. He was honored with Abhidhaja Aggamaha Saddhammajotika award by the Myanmar government.[2]

He died at Maha Bodhi Society, Banglore, on 23 September 2013.[4]

Books

  • The Dhammapada: The Buddha's Path of Wisdom. Buddhist Publication Society, 1998. ISBN 9552401313.
  • Die Weisheit des Lotus. Philosophie und Praxis buddhistischer Hingabe. ISBN 9783897672536.
  • Buddhas lebendiges Erbe. Schirner Verlag, 2005. ISBN 9783897672154.
  • Dem Buddha folgen. Geschichten vom Erleuchteten. Schirner Publisher, ISBN 9783897672741.
  • Metta. Schirner Verlag Publisher, 2004, ISBN 9783897671775.
  • Buddhist manual for everyday practice. Paperback Publisher, 1996.
  • METTA: The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love. Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri LANKS, ISBN 9552400368.
  • LIVING LEGACY OF THE BUDDHA. 2002.
  • Mind Overcoming Its Cankers: An In-depth Study of Mental Effluents in Buddhist Perspective. Publisher - Buddha Vachana Trust, Bangalore. ISBN 9552402506.
  • Dem Buddha folgen. Geschichten vom Erleuchteten. Schirner Verlag.
  • Invisible protection. Publisher - Buddha Vachana Trust, 2002.
  • Dhammapada: a practical guide to right living. Publisher Suki Hotu Dhamma. ISBN 9839382136.
  • Unerschütterlicher Schutz. Schirner, 2007. ISBN 9783897673205.
  • Halo'd Triumphs. Publisher - Buddha Vachana Trust, Bangalore, 1976.
  • Dhamma. Vol. 2, No. 1 (Editor). 1977
  • An Unforgettable Inheritance Part II. Publisher - Buddha Vachana Trust, Bangalore.
  • An Unforgettable Inheritance Stories of Dhammapada. Publisher - Buddha Vachna Trust / Swayam Sahaya, Banglore
  • Die Lehre von Karma und Wiedergeburt. Schirner, 2004. ISBN 9783897671799.
  • Copy of the Dhammapada translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita

References

  1. "Obituary". Deccan Herald. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Staff Reporter (24 September 2013). "Acharya Buddharakkhita, founder of Maha Bodhi society passes away". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. Ravindran, Nirmala (4 July 2008). "Buddha lives on". India Today. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. "Maha Bodhi Society founder passes away". The Times of India. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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