Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Old repository of Thai language Dhamma lectures by Sathien Bodhinanda

While conducting search on Sunjata สุญญตา, I found some informational treasure trove in Thai language about it. (This post might benefit some people who know Thai language)

The website of Young Buddhist Association of Thailand (YBAT) has a download page for old recorded lectures in Thai by a prominent Thai expert on both Mahayana and Theravada (Hinayana) Buddhism, Mr. Sathien Bodhinanda เสถียร โพธินันทะ (1929-1966). There are 59 mp3 files there. I just downloaded them to keep in my notebook for future listening.  The relevant recorded voice file on Sunjata (in Thai language) is file no. 7 and 8.
If you want to know more of him, there is a Thai language wiki of his biography, and a copy of Thai language obituary for Sathien Bodhinanda by another prominent Thai Buddhist Tipitaka scholar, Sujeep Punyanuparb.

I also found old pictures of the speaker, who died at the young age of 38 in B.E. 2509 (1966)
A portrait picture of Sathien Bodhinanda, apparently scanned from his commemorative book freely distributed as gift to well-wishers during his cremation, is respectfully put here for future reference purpose only, which I obtained from this website with thanks. I don't claim ownership of this picture.

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