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Nationality  Indian
Name  Acharya Buddharakkhita

Role  Writer
Alma mater  Kolkata
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Born  March 12, 1922 Manipur, Imphal, India (1922-03-12)
Notable works  English translation of Dhammapada
Notable awards  Abhidhaja Aggamaha Saddhammajotika
Died  September 23, 2013, Bengaluru
Books  Metta: The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love

Venerable acharya buddharakkhita bada bhante cremation 27 09 2013

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.


Acharya Buddharakkhita Dhamma talk by venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita thera YouTube

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.

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. 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.

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

Nature of spiritual life dhamma talk by ven acharya buddharakkhita bhante mbs


  • 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.
  • 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

    Acharya Buddharakkhita Wikipedia

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