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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Benjamin marked it as to-read Jul 09, No Religion by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu.

However many kinds of water there may seem to be, they are all the same as far as the essential nature of water is concerned. Notify me of new posts via email. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Therefore, if you don’t listen carefully, you may find it difficult to follow and might misunderstand, especially those of you who haven’t heard the previous talks in this series.


His ability to explain complex philosophical and religious ideas in his native Southern Thai attracted many people to his wooded retreat.

They are evidently more at peace, their minds become more pure, altering on a molecular level. When we look at things from this viewpoint, we can see that all religions are the same. Tell a small child to take a bath and to wash with soap to get all bhikjhu dirt off; the little child will scrub only her belly.

Also I know very, very little! Then, we must conclude that there is no water, only two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. If we take river-water and distill it, we will get pure water. There is no Buddhism; there is no Christianity; there is no Islam.

No Religion – Buddhadasa Bhikkhu | Standing in an Open Field

In the same way, one who has attained to the ultimate truth sees that there’s no such thing as “religion. Many thanks for this post from leroywatson4, who blogs here: 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 is impossible to give a fair reflection of the Buddhist Philosophy on this little blog, mainly because Buddhism is so vast and profound.


Children show very little sign of ego. They made us laugh and cry, each day filling us with profound inspiration.

When we meet together like this, I feel there is something which prevents us from understanding each other and this thing is simply the problem of language itself. He fed the fish and chickens.

People who don’t know much about even the buikkhu things think that there are many kinds of water. Buddhist societies, in theory, are based on tolerance, loving kindness and forgiveness, essential for world harmony and individual happiness and all generated through virtuous teligion and meditation.

Never quarrel this is losing sight of what it is to be human. Not necessarily the birth of a person or self, but the birth of a thought, an emotion, a desire.

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu: No Religion

Books by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. If we look through the polluting elements, we can see the water that is always the same, for in every case the essential nature of water is the buddhadasa.

They just went about teaching us how to live unselfishly. You see, there are two kinds of language. I always look forward to your indepth and personal analysis of subjects and topics. There is only nature, only Dhamma. It is said that the helpers of the retreat take better care of the foreign visitors than the locals and monks! In the same way, one who has attained to the ultimate truth sees that there is no such buddjadasa as religion.

Before his death inhe established an International Dhamma Hermitage Center across the highway from his own retreat to aid in the buddhaxasa of Buddhism and other yogic practices to international students.

If you take rain-water and distill it, you will get pure water. Thai Inter-Religious Commission for Development, People who ho blind to the true reality Dhamma can speak only people language, the conventional language of ordinary people. Standing in an Open Field. People who argue are the lowest form of human. What Ajahn Buddhadasa religoin in a too short lifetime is quite incredible. A brief 42pages book on Buddhism and other religioncleverly dictated the importance of philosophy of “no religion” as spirituality excedes all religions.


Was this really Buddhism? Real Buddhism is to know how to get without getting and take without taking, so there is no frustration at all. Buddhadasa, states John Powers — a professor of Asian Studies and Buddhism, offered a “rationalist interpretation” and called “the whole question of rebirth to be foolish”. He always slept with a wooden pillow and on a hard bed. They can handle people language quite well and are also comfortable using Dhamma language, especially when speaking among those who know reality, who have already realized the truth Dhamma.

When the final level is reached, when the ultimate is known, not even man exists. This was in the early 20th Century, what would he make of Bangkok now?! Taking it to the next level, we can look at pure water as consisting of only two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. The last talk was called “What to do to be void. Kate marked it as to-read Aug 21, Enlightenment is the complete letting go of the illusion of a permanent and independent soul or self. We are all the same, looking back at the water analogy.

Buddhadasa strove for a simple, pristine practice in attempt to emulate Gautama Buddha ‘s core teaching, “Do good, avoid bad, and purify the mind. Simon Carless added it May 22, We know this because a few have succeeded.