Matthias Appuhamy Maddumahamy and B. At the age of 15 he had decided to enter the order of Buddhist monks and was ordained as a Samanera at the temple Sri Nandaramaya, Udumulla, Balangoda on 2 March Thero entered Ananda College , Colombo in and became a teacher of the same school in This is understandable when one realizes that he was a theosophist as well as a Buddhist.
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Mathises Appuhamy Maddumahamy and B. At the age of 15 he had decided to enter the order of Buddhist monks and was ordained as a Samanera at the temple Sri Nandaramaya, Udumulla, Balangoda on 2 March Thero entered Ananda College , Colombo in and became a teacher of the same school in This is understandable when one realizes that he was a theosophist as well as a Buddhist.
He was a self learner in most of his areas of studies. Ananda Maitreya Thero was the first Dharmarcharya teacher of Buddhism at Nalanda College Colombo , when it was first established in He was appointed to the post of Dean , Faculty of Buddhist Studies in On 1 October , he was appointed to the post of Vice Chancellor at the same university. He opened the Sri Dhammananda Pirivena, Colombo in On 18 January , Thero was appointed to the post of Sangha Nayaka of Sabaragamu-Saddhammawansa Nikaya and in the same year he participated in the Sixth Buddhist council held in Myanmar.
Ananda Maitreya Thero was famous for his achievements in Buddhist meditation. He was known to have practiced both Samatha meditation and Vipassana meditation to a great extent and was considered to be having a highly developed mind through his meditation.
Many Buddhists have experienced his powerful spiritual blessings in many more ways than one. His teachings and life have been an inspiration to many aspiring monks and lay followers.
His work and sacrifices with Anagarika Dharmapala was one of the steering forces of the upholding of Buddhism in Sri Lanka at one stage. Thero also traveled to many countries in the world for the propagation of Buddhism. In addition to that, Nayaka Thero has received two honorary titles, "Saahithyasuuri" from Vidyodaya University and "Saahithya Chakrawarthi" from Vidyalankara University. Survey of writings Ananda Maitreya Thero wrote nearly fifty books on sutras scripture , vinaya monastic discipline , on abhidhamma metaphysics , and on Pali and Sanskrit grammar.
The book Dhammpada is published internationally. Aggamaha Panditha Awardees. Embassy of Myanmar Sri Lanka. Retrieved 15 February The Island - Saturday Magazine. Retrieved 4 May Bhikkhu Bodhi. Archived from the original on 29 April Retrieved 30 May Katinka Hesselink. Archived from the original on 25 April Retrieved 28 March Balangoda Ananda Maithreya thera". Sri Lanka Guardian.
Archived from the original on 16 August Retrieved 19 August Page Ananda Maitreya" in Sinhala. Daily News. Retrieved 6 September
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