Ajahn Mun. Venerable Ācariya Mun Būridatta Thera is one of the most revered forest masters of the 20th century. He is the root guru of both the. Venerable Ajahn Chah was born on June 17, in a small village near the town of Ubon Ratchathani, North-East Thailand. After finishing his basic schooling. One of the most highly revered monks in Thai history, Ajahn Mun Bhuridato revitalised the Thai Forest Tradition by living as closely to the way the hi.
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One of the most highly revered monks in Thai history, Ajahn Mun Bhuridato revitalised the Thai Forest Tradition by living as closely to the way the historical Buddha lived as possible — and many believe that enlightenment was his reward.
Today his legacy lives on at a shrine and museum on the grounds of Wat Pa Sutthawat. Born and ordained in Ubon Ratchathani province, Ajahn Mun ; sometimes spelt Man spent his life wandering the forests of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Burma as a thudong monk.
He frequently stopped to practise seated meditation, often focusing on mindfulness of the bodyone of the four Satipatthana. Experiencing the insight that mind and body are separate entities, he is believed to have realised Nibbana on a mountain slope in Northern Thailand. A talented orator and uncompromising teacher, he later guided dozens of younger monks who helped to carry his wisdom into the 21st century.
Parting mub the typically lackadaisical monastic lifestyle of his day, Ajahn Mun strictly observed the Vinaya monastic code of discipline while also practising the 13 dhutanga observances.
These included living out in the open forest, eating just one meal a day, never lying down and using discarded cloths for robes. Some of his few possessions, such as an alms bowl and pieces of flint for sparking fires, are on display in the museum. Aware of his ajjahn death at the age of 80, Ajahn Mun requested to be carried from a forest camp near the village of Baan Nang Pheu to the nearby city of Sakhon Nakhon in an effort to spare the local farm animals from slaughter.
Sakhon was large enough to provide the necessary food without having to kill livestock specifically for the cremation, which was attended by thousands.
Right up until his last breath, Ajahn Mun strove to ease the suffering of other beings, be they human, ghost or animal. Ajahn Mun died at Wat Pa Aajahn and was later cremated in an elaborate ceremony. These have inexplicably transformed into shiny opaque objects, a phenomenon that believers argue only occurs in the remains of the enlightened.
Ajahn Mun shrine at Wat Pa Sutthawat
Surrounded by lotuses, a life-size bronze statue of Ajahn Mun overlooks the hall. Ajahn Mun was known for patience and compassion together ahahn controlled ferocity. Along with many others, both were students of Ajahn Mun.
A forest monk removes wax from candles offered by visitors at Wat Pa Suthawat. How to get there Wat Pa Sutthawat is located to the southwest of town, across from the police station on Suk Kasem Road.
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