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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From the earliest period of his religious studies, Buddhadasa utilized a comparative approach and geligion to be able jo explain “Buddhist’s teachings through other thought systems such as Taoism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Jainism and Natural Science.

Chicken has what in it? We have many of these blind beliefs. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: They have only reached the external levels, just as with canal water, muddy water, and the rest.

We think of ourselves as a special group and of others as outsiders or foreigners. None of the great religious teachers ever gave a personal name to their teachings, like we do today.


Selected Essays of Bhikkhu Buddhadasa. If we look thought the polluting elements, we can see the water that is always the same, for in every case the essential of water is the same. Look at their eyes and their smiles.


We think of ourselves as a special group and of others as outsiders or foreigners. As for those elements which make it impure and make it look different, they aren’t the water itself.

Everything is non-personal, that is, is Dhamma or Nature in its pure state or whatever you wish to call it. This is another kind of language. There are 16 clear steps to enlightenment.

Buddhism is more a philosophy than a religion, more a science with practical results. The same is true everywhere, no matter where we find the two parts of hydrogen and one part of oxygen. Amongst those with profound understanding, Dhamma language is used almost exclusively; unfortunately, ordinary people can’t understand a word.

Email Address never made public. 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. It is by relinquising the notion of “I” and “mine” that selfish clinging is abandoned, and Nirvana or true emptiness will be reached.

If you take rain-water and distill it, you will get pure water. Tell a small child to take a bath and to wash with soap to get all the dirt off; the little child will scrub only her belly.

Rain water, sewer water, gutter water, diarrhea, urine etc appear different to most people due to their physical appearance. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


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

He ruffled the feathers of the elite and for many years was classed as an outcast, the people always respected his views however and the Wat and Monastery grew over religioh decades. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Thus, the phrase “No religion! Ordinary, ignorant, worldly people are under the impression that there is this religion and that religion, and that these religions are different, so different that they’re opposed to each other. Memory Is there a real you? She will never think of washing behind her ears or between her toes or anywhere like that. The last talk was called “What to do to be void. Olivia Carter added it Jan 08, With practice this subtle state can be tuned into regularly and refined.

No Religion – Buddhadasa Bhikkhu | Standing in an Open Field

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. One is the conventional language that ordinary people speak, what I call “people language. Never straying from his the true Buddhist way of life, the central teachings bhikkhuu.