Theos-World Re: Appearance of the Masters
Jan 10, 2006 02:09 AM
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bhikshuni Ariya
> I am here, Pedro.
Hello. It is now almost ten years since I last saw you in India. Hope
you are well. I was in Colombo in December and had the great privilege
of meeting a Mahathero (Head Monk), 96 years old, who is the head of
the Pirivena (temple) founded by Ven. Sumangala, the one who welcomed
Olcott in Galle, in 1880. I was told I could ask him some questions,
which I did. One of them was 'why did the Buddha remain silent during
the questions asked by Vachagotta (regarding the existence or non
existence of a permanent self in man). The Mahathero smiled and said,
through an interpreter: "If HE was silent, who am I to say anything!"
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