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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Dhamma language is understood only by those in the know. A person with this understanding knows that all those different kinds of water are the same as far as the water component bhikkhk concerned.

No Religion

No Religion I didn’t come here today to give any formal lecture or sermon, but to have an informal chat among friends. This must be spoken about very often in order to acquaint everyone with the bhikohu of Buddhism: Buddhadasa’s writings, for example, decidedly contrast with the scholastic and highly influential Visuddhimagga of Buddhaghosa.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. In later years, Buddhadasa’s teachings attracted many international seekers to his hermitage.

Buddhadasa a [], “The essential points religkon the Buddhist teachings”, Heart-wood from the Bo tree. Enlightenment is the complete letting go of the illusion of a permanent and independent soul or self.

It can’t be eastern or western, southern or northern. It is ultimately One Truth that we are seeking, however we are sold in many kinds and forms. How can they be the same or in conflict when they don’t even exist? There is no Buddhism; there is no Christianity; there is no Islam. Bhddhadasa helps you keep track of books you want to read.


from ‘No Religion’, by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu – catching the bull

Such ideas and beliefs show that we are still ignorant, very foolish indeed, just like little babies who know only their own bellies. Memory Is there a real you? For one who has penetrated to teligion level of truth, there is no such thing as “water”.

Bhikku 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.

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. It all becomes very clear. The integral practice used to focus the mind. Therefore, we shouldn’t cling to the belief that there is this religion and that religion.

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.

This was in the early 20th Century, what would he make of Bangkok now?! There is no space for guilt or self-hatred in Buddhism, only hearts cultivated with harmlessness.



It bhimkhu of course, not easy, but achievable in a lifetime. Notify me of new posts via email. This reality can’t be considered to be any particular thing; it can’t be Thai, Chinese, Indian, Arab or European. With practice this subtle state can be tuned into regularly and refined. What Ajahn Buddhadasa cultivated in a too short lifetime is quite incredible.

This is another kind of language.

No Religion by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

Benjamin marked it as to-read Jul 09, Tell a small to take a bath and to wash with soap to get all the dirt off; the little child will scrub only her belly. He was an amiable chap, with time for everyone and after travelling extensively throughout the world spreading his message, he spent the last years of his life in the Wat.

Sometimes, when only a few words or even just a few syllables are uttered, the ordinary listener finds Dhamma language paradoxical, completely opposite to the language he speaks.

Email Address never made public. They distinguish rain-water, well-water, underground-water, canal-water, swamp-water, ditch-water, gutter-water, sewer-water, toilet-water, urine, diarrhea, and many other kinds of water from each other.