Shin Maha Silavamsa

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Shin Maha Silavamsa
ရှင်မဟာ သီလဝံသ
Religion Buddhism
School Theravada
Other names Shin Maha Thilawuntha
Dharma names Shin Maha Silavamsa
Personal
Nationality Kingdom of Ava
Born 1453
Taungdwingyi
Died 1518
Senior posting
Based in Ava, Myanmar
Title Shin Maha

Shin Maha Silavamsa(Burmese: ရှင်မဟာ သီလဝံသ) was a Theravadan Buddhist monk who lived Ava Kingdom (1364–1555) of Myanmar. He is famous for his poetry and he is one of the greatest poets of ancient Burma. Paramitawkhan Pyoပါရမီတော်ခန်းပျို့ and Sautaungkhan Pyoဆိုတောင်းခန်းပျို့ are his masterpieces. Those are religious poetry and deep for ordinary people to understand who don't have proper knowledge of Buddhism. In ancient Myanmar, poet wrote poetry base on three subjects, about the world(the living environment)လောကအရေး, about the Kingsရာဇအရေး and about the Dharma(Religions)ဓမ္မအရေး . Shin Maha Silavamsa focused on religious poetry.

Personal life

Shin Maha Silavamsa birth name was Maung Nyo. He was born in Myolulin village to the North of Taungdwingyi on a Friday of 1453. His parents are U Kyi and Daw Dway. He studied literature and Buddhism texts from Natmeelin Sayardaw(Shin Silasara Bidaja) of Yadanar Beikman Monastery. He was so bright that he could write poetry on the spot at the age of 7. It is not known when he became a novice monk. When he was 20, he became a monk and stayed with his master, Shin Silasara Bidaja. He wrote his masterpiece, Paramitawkhan Pyo when he was 38. After that, he become famous for his creation. At the age of 40, he move to Ava. The King of Ava offered him Yadanar Beikman Golden Monastery at Sagaing. He is 8th master of this Monastery.

Publications

Paramitawkhan Pyo is one of the greatest works of poetry of Burmese literature. He wrote Sutaungkhan Pyo when he was living in Sagaing. Taungdwingyi. When King of Ava was going to hold the opening ceremony of Tada-U Mingalar Pagoda, he wrote Tada-U Mingalar Pagoda Epic for the King. Moreover, he also wrote several literature, essay and novels regarding with Buddhism. These include Dhama Pala Pyo, Parayana, Maha Raha Niti, Taungdwinlar Pyo and Meikhtila Lake Epic, etc.

Historical people list

Historical people

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Masao Abe Robert Baker Aitken Ron Allen (playwright) B. R. Ambedkar Ananda
Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero Angulimala Aniruddha Mahathera Anuruddha Nauyane Ariyadhamma Mahathera
Aryadeva Asai Ryōi Assaji Atiśa Nisthananda Bajracharya
Benimadhab Barua Joko Beck Sanjaya Belatthiputta Charles Henry Allan Bennett Hubert Benoit (psychotherapist)
John Blofeld Bodhidharma Edward Espe Brown Polwatte Buddhadatta Thera Buddhaghosa
Acharya Buddharakkhita Marie Byles Ajahn Chah Rerukane Chandawimala Thero Channa
Chokgyur Lingpa Edward Conze L. S. Cousins Brian Cutillo 1st Dalai Lama
2nd Dalai Lama 3rd Dalai Lama 4th Dalai Lama 5th Dalai Lama 6th Dalai Lama
7th Dalai Lama 8th Dalai Lama 9th Dalai Lama 10th Dalai Lama 11th Dalai Lama
12th Dalai Lama 13th Dalai Lama Bidia Dandaron Alexandra David-Néel Marian Derby
Devadatta U Dhammaloka K. Sri Dhammananda Dharmaditya Dharmacharya Dharmakirti
Dharmapala of Nalanda Anagarika Dharmapala Dharmottara Dignāga Dōgen
Dongchu Dongshan Liangjie Khakyab Dorje, 15th Karmapa Lama Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, 3rd Karmapa Lama
Heinrich Dumoulin Düsum Khyenpa, 1st Karmapa Lama Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Walter Evans-Wentz Family of Gautama Buddha
Frederick Franck Gampopa Gelek Rimpoche Gö Lotsawa Zhönnu-pel Gorampa
Maha Pajapati Mahapajapati Mahapajapati Gotami Rita Gross Gurulugomi
Phagmo Drupa Dorje Gyalpo Tsangpa Gyare Gendun Gyatso Palzangpo Jamgon Ju Mipham Gyatso Dolpopa
Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen Gyeongbong Han Yong-un Thich Nhat Hanh Walisinghe Harischandra
Eugen Herrigel Ernő Hetényi Marie Musaeus Higgins Raicho Hiratsuka Shin'ichi Hisamatsu
Hsuan Hua Huiyuan (Buddhist) Christmas Humphreys K. N. Jayatilleke 2nd Jebtsundamba Khutughtu
9th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu Jeongang Kadawedduwe Jinavamsa Mahathera Ken Jones (Buddhist) David Kalupahana
Dainin Katagiri Katyayana (Buddhist) Bob Kaufman Kaundinya Jack Kerouac
Bogd Khan Khema Ayya Khema Dilgo Khentse Dilgo Khyentse
King Suppabuddha Jamgon Kongtrul Kukkuripa Kumar Kashyap Mahasthavir Kunkhyen Pema Karpo
Drukpa Kunley Trevor Leggett Arthur Lillie Karma Lingpa Robert Linssen
Longchenpa John Daido Loori Albert Low Luipa Taizan Maezumi
Mahakasyapa Mahākāśyapa Mahamoggallana Mahasi Sayadaw Jyotipala Mahathera
Nagasena Mahathera S. Mahinda Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera Marpa Lotsawa Peter Matthiessen
Maudgalyayana Maya (mother of Buddha) Maya (mother of the Buddha) Gustav Meyrink Edward Salim Michael
Milarepa Mingun Sayadaw Sōkō Morinaga Hiroshi Motoyama Mun Bhuridatta
Myokyo-ni Nagarjuna Nagasena Soen Nakagawa Bhikkhu Nanamoli
Matara Sri Nanarama Mahathera Nanavira Thera Nanda Naropa Nichiren
Kitaro Nishida Gudō Wafu Nishijima Nyanaponika Nyanaponika Thera Nyanatiloka
Thothori Nyantsen Ōbaku Toni Packer Padmasambhava Sakya Pandita
Paramanuchitchinorot Pema Lingpa Prajñāvarman Punna Rāhula
Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Thera Walpola Rahula Paul Reps Caroline Rhys Davids Sonam Rinchen (Buddhist geshe)
Hammalawa Saddhatissa Kazi Dawa Samdup Chatral Sangye Dorje Ajahn Sao Kantasīlo Sariputta
Sayadaw U Tejaniya Seongcheol Seungsahn Shantideva Shavaripa
Sheng-yen Zenkei Shibayama Takamaro Shigaraki Silabhadra Sīlācāra
Shin Maha Silavamsa Śrāvaka Subhashitaratnanidhi Subhuti Suddhodana
Śuddhodana D. T. Suzuki Shunryū Suzuki Taklung Thangpa Tashi Pal The ten principal disciples
Tiantong Rujing Tilopa Chögyam Trungpa Tsangnyön Heruka Yeshe Tsogyal
Upali Uppalavanna Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Xuanzang Yasa
Yashodhara Yasodharā Linji Yixuan Zanabazar Śāriputra

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