Act Normal - Doc about Dhammanando

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Act Normal - Doc about Dhammanando

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:28 am

For those who remember Bhante Dhammanando, here is a movie about him:
http://vimeo.com/27590176
ཨོཾ་མ་ཧཱ་ཤུནྱ་ཏཱ་ཛྙཱ་ན་བཛྲ་སྭཱ་བྷཱ་བ་ཨཱཏྨ་ཀོ་྅ཧཾ༔

The thousands of lines of the Prajnaparamita can be summed up in the following two sentences:
1) One should become a Bodhisattva (or, Buddha-to-be), i.e. one who is content with nothing less than all-knowledge attained through the perfection of wisdom for the sake of all beings.
2) There is no such thing as a Bodhisattva, or as all-knowledge, or as a ‘being’, or as the perfection of wisdom, or as an attainment.
To accept both these contradictory facts is to be perfect.
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Re: Act Normal - Doc about Dhammanando

Postby Virgo » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:59 am

Not a bad one.

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Re: Act Normal - Doc about Dhammanando

Postby JKhedrup » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:58 am

Thanks for sharing, watching now. I met Bhikkhu Dhammanando in Thailand, a nice man and fine monk!
A foolish man proclaims his qualifications,
A wise man keeps them secret within.
A straw floats on the surface of water,
But a precious gem placed upon it sinks to the depths
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Re: Act Normal - Doc about Dhammanando

Postby Virgo » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:26 am

I wonder if he is still in the same Wat in Bangkok?

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Re: Act Normal - Doc about Dhammanando

Postby greentara » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:17 am

I really enjoyed watching the vimeo. His mother's indifference re her son being a Buddhist monk gave me pause. His wife from 'Kazakstan' Russia seemed to know very little about Buddhism or understand that he's been a monk for 16 years, the language barrier etc so I was not surprised that the relationship didn't last long. All in all a fascinating doco and Dhammanando seems now to be steady and mature.
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Re: Act Normal - Doc about Dhammanando

Postby JKhedrup » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:16 pm

He is on and off facebook but last I saw of him he was staying in a forest style Wat in the Chiang Mai region. He has become a little bit more involved in social work, especially with education for young Thai people. A very inspiring person!
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Re: Act Normal - Doc about Dhammanando

Postby Virgo » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:11 am

JKhedrup wrote:He is on and off facebook but last I saw of him he was staying in a forest style Wat in the Chiang Mai region. He has become a little bit more involved in social work, especially with education for young Thai people. A very inspiring person!

I find those places a bit boring for my lifestyle and would much rather stay in Bangkok.

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Re: Act Normal - Doc about Dhammanando

Postby perkele » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:19 am

Thank you very much for sharing this inspirational film!

And thanks to the creator for making it publically accessible.

Gives much deep perspective on life in some way.

May Bhante Dhammanando continue on his way out of samsara with ease and lightness. He seems to be very much secure on this way. :)
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