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In Commemoration of Venerable Acharn Maha Bua Yanasampanno
|"Paying our Last Respects"
The idea of this book was formed during the preparation for the funeral of Venerable Acharn Mahã Bua Ñãõasampanno. While the cremation of Than Acharn Mahã Bua took place, parts of this book were read or played for everyone to listen to. This is one of the main reasons for the title, “Paying Our Last Respect”. As this was such a grand event; that I felt it necessary to make it available to English readers...Important: In the first print due to an error there are 8 pages missing, if you have not received the insert with the book please download it here Print the PDF spread 1,3 on 2 A4 pages, then turn them around and print spread 2, 4 on the backsite. Fold them up correctly and insert them between page 24 and page 25 of the book.
I hope that this book will not only commemorate the outstanding and unique personality of Than Acharn Mahã Bua, but hopefully it will give a brief introduction to his life, and especially his legacy of teaching the Dhamma to reach nibbãna, to so many people both ordained and not ordained.
It includes some of his last talks on Dhamma
Without the help of Steven Towler, who did the main translation of the talks, this book would never have been possible. My gratitude and thanks to Steven...
If there are mistakes, or even wrong translation that leads to misunderstanding, then I ask the reader for forgiveness for portraying Venerable Acharn Maha Bua in a wrong light.
Bhikkhu Martin Piyadhammo, Wat Pa Baan Taad, February, 2012
printed for the first time in March 2012
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