A Mahā Buddhaputhra (A great son of The Buddha)
The Most Venerable Maha Arahant Wajirabuddhi thero, who had been practicing the pristine noble Dhamma under some of the most eminent forest-dwelling Buddhist theroes (elders) since the 1990s, revealed the true teachings of Gautama The Buddha, to the world in the year 2006. This was also during a time when Gautama The Sammā Sambuddha's pristine teachings were overlooked and preached by mundane individuals through scriptures in a manner where both mundane monks and lay followers were ultimately blinded by rituals, faith-based dogma and performed such practices and eventually prayed for the arrival of the Arahants, intentionally or unintentionally mocking the noble teachings of The Buddha. Unfortunately, the 'Chathurāriya Sattya': translated as the 'Four Noble Truths' (Known as the doctrine of The Buddhas) had not been truly understood or even heard and was criticized by many (both monks and laymen) who did not know the pure Dhamma and the authentic teachings of the Buddha in this present day and age. It was during such a time when this young enlightened being came forth to speak to the world and to reach out to those who are in search of the noble teachings of Gautama The Buddha.
The Most Venerable Maha Arahant Wajirabuddhi thero's discourses were seen as highly controversial in a time when the 'Shraddhā': (As clearly explained by the Maha Arahant Wajirabuddhi Thero the term 'Shraddhā' is NOT Faith, Fidelity or Confidence. It can ONLY be closely translated to English as having been greatly impressed through one's own realization after seeing or hearing the qualities of 'The Buddha', 'The Dhamma', or 'The Sangha') was replaced by stone structures, pagodas, statues, Bo-trees, rituals, and also through scriptural studies in the light of searching the Nibbāna by both mundane (non-enlightened) monks and lay followers. (*Please note: The term mentioned earlier as 'Sangha' is the name given to the gathering or the community of those who have gone forth and are enlightened in either of the four stages of enlightenment; sotāpanna, sakadhagāmi, Anāgāmi and Arahant who are called 'Āriyas').
He (The Maha Arahant) was the first preacher in this day and age to fully disclose and bring back to light the authentic teachings and the path of practice for the attainment of Nibbāna, at a time when Nirvāna (Nibbāna) was considered impossible. In the year 2006, whilst still being a forest dwelling monk, the Maha Arahant came forward to address the wise seekers, who were in search of the pristine teachings of Gautama the Buddha. The four pristine dhamma discourses he initially made were broadcasted on the Kandurata FM Radio station of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) with his permission, and it at the time caused a stir within the traditional Buddhist community since it appeared as a threat to the prevailing ritual based, corrupt, politicized and institutionalized religion called ‘Buddhism’ which was reluctant to adhere to the true noble teachings of Gautama The Buddha here in Sri Lanka. Since then nearly after a decade, in the year 2016 at the Mahaweli Centre in Colombo Sri Lanka, The Most Venerable Maha Arahant Mahanuwara Wajirabuddhi Thero in response to the question “Does the government need a religion?” addressed the nation with a convincing and a mind awakening discussion. Subsequently, with the Maha Arahant's appearance in a live program called “Pathikada” broadcasted by Sirasa TV Sri Lanka on 09th February 2016 brought about a positive change within the Sri Lankan society.
Since then people who were against the Sage's pristine dhamma sermons (both Buddhist monks and laymen who promote the corrupt, politically driven, institutionalized Buddhism which currently prevails in Sri Lanka to fulfill their own agendas.) were reluctant to these teachings and the noble path of practice since it challenged their corrupt agendas and existence. The so-called mobs ended up completely destroying his fully-fledged meditation center, which was situated in the dense forests in Kothmalé, Sri Lanka. And later they too ended up attacking the Sage's current abode with petrol bombs, with the sole intention of silencing him forever. They even went to the extremes of forcing villagers and his lay followers to stop offering him his one and only meal for the day which the Sage gets from his 'Pindapātha'- (alms begging). Ever since his ordination as an Arahant, the great Sage until now has been living having just one meal a day. They also framed him on various ridiculous court cases just so they could bully him in to stop preaching the true pristine dhamma. But they all realized that nothing could harm him or stop his great compassionate mission in this world in any way. Little did they know, trying to attack or harm such a noble enlightened being is like as if anyone trying to hit the wind.
Today, Buddhist scholars around the world including the intelligent society has acknowledged his teachings to be accurate, rational, and in accordance with the practical perspectives of the great Gautama The Buddha's philosophy. When the Noble Sage first preached the pure Dhamma in the year of 2006, which was titled as "The path to Nibbana as proclaimed by Gautama The Buddha", he rejected all dogma, ritualistic practices, myths, and misconceptions that had unfortunately taken root and risen over twenty-five centuries in all Buddhist societies and cultures around the world in order to unearth the pristine teachings.
The Most Venerable Wajirabuddhi Thero is highly venerated and respected as a Maha Arahant. He is currently residing in the hilly countryside of the island nation of Sri Lanka. He does not claim to be associated with any form of sects or monastic fraternities, which are more commonly referred to as 'nikāyas'. The great Sage hails from a long line of Arahants who lived both in the nations of Burma and Sri Lanka. The term 'Sthaviravadha' or 'Thēravāda' is the very meaning of this, where the seeker or the disciple practices the noble path under the teacher or the enlightened āchariya who himself has gone forth in the noble path of practice and is an enlightened being who can teach and show the path to the seeker. Such beings fall under the term and should be addressed as 'Sangha'. The Most Venerable Maha Arahant Wajirabuddhi Thero has declared to the world of his supreme achievement of Nibbāna thereby reaching the state of 'Chēthōvimuktha' which is also known as 'Ubhathōbhāgavimuktha'. He has proven this fact to the world with the 'Dhamma Prathihariya'; meaning where he has touched many hearts and minds of those who are seeking the noble path of practice through speaking the pristine dhamma.
The great sage will continue to speak the pristine noble dhamma and the path of practice, thereby unearthing the true teachings and preserving the noble doctrine (Buddha Anushāsanāwa) of Gautama The Buddha.
The Noble Sage's teachings always emphasize the importance of Dhamma seekers in finding and seeking guidance from noble, enlightened teachers who have secluded themselves from the societies and have gone forth in the noble 'Eightfold Path' of practice and have attained enlightenment (Nibbāna) in order for them to receive meditation and develop their own path of practice. He also stresses the importance of detaching one's own attachments to the lay lifestyles, if the seeker intends to progress on the dhamma path and develop the 'satharasathipattāna' meditation practice (this is the only meditation technic or path that will help achieve the Nibbāna as stated clearly by Gautama The Buddha) and to do it in that exact manner in which Gautama The Buddha had laid down two and half millennia ago.
Born in the year 1957 to a very affluent family in the hill country city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, the Sage's lay life was filled with great worldly achievements as a young boy and also as an adult. Having been educated at one of the foremost schools in the country he was an extremely brilliant student, both in sports and studies. After graduating from one of the most prestigious universities in the capital city of Colombo, graced with an intellectual character and personality, he soon saw himself working with some of the leading corporate firms in the nation at the time. Having been recognized as an oratorical champion from a very young age in pretty much all the institutions where he hailed from, his lay life saw him contributing to many social services and social development programs in Sri Lanka during the mid-'80s. He was also blessed with all the worldly luxuries one could ever dream of achieving at a very young age, with great family life and children. It was during this very peak of his young lay life whilst enjoying all the worldly luxuries that his inquisitive mind, clear conscious, persevering character and mentality that lead him in search of answers to some of the most important questions that bothered him at the time, "why did the young prince Siddhārtha leave all these worldly luxuries behind?", "what is it that he lacked in his lay life as a young crown prince?", "what is it that he preached to the world after reaching supreme Buddhahood?", "is it achievable today?", "am I able to find those who have gone forth in this noble path of practice today?". In order to find the answers to these questions, he at a very young age of 24, started his own research that ended up spanning nearly two decades. This interesting journey of finding the true noble teaching of Gautama The Buddha, eventually made him achieve the very fruits of the pristine dhamma as a noble being.
Maha Arahant centered his talks and sermons mainly on his own experiences on progressing the path practically which started way back in the year 1990 as a layman and lasted nearly a decade. He donned robes in the year 2001, at the age of 44 after reaching the pinnacle of supreme Arahanthood, thereby completing Gautama The Buddha's doctrine through his own determination and effort, whilst been guided by noble teachers all the way. His preceptor during the final fruition achievement stages was The Most Venerable Agga Mahā Kammattānāchāriya Arahant Kirimatiyāné Ariyagnāna Thero (whom Maha Arahant Wajirabuddhi Thero ordained under) who was the chief meditation master in one of the most prominent forest meditation monasteries in the dense forests of Sri Lanka. His journey, since he was a layman seeking the pristine dhamma path up to now has not been a bed of roses, but a path with many difficult hurdles and hardships which he overcame with commitment and effort to achieve the supreme Nibbāna and seize his samsāric journey. The Maha Arahant is, without a doubt an example to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, class, caste, religion, belief, sex, gender, language, or any social status (regardless whether he or she is a monk or a layman) who wishes to go forth in the noble dhamma path of the Buddha.
The Maha Arahant Mahanuwara Wajirabuddhi Thero's existence on the face of this earth is by far the greatest blessing on those who are searching the noble path of practice for the attainment of Nibbāna and to all mankind since the time of the Great Gautama The Buddha.
"May the great noble Sage live a long and healthy life for the betterment of all living beings and preach the noble dhamma! "
The journey of a great noble sage of our era
"A truly an inspirational and spiritual journey of a Great Noble Sage of our era Part-01."
(Please note the recorded Dhamma discussion below contains questions which were directly asked from The Great Noble Sage The Most Venerable Maha Arahant Mahanuwara Wajirabuddhi Thero. The Dhamma discussion is in the Sinhala Language and it was recorded with the Great Arahant's permission on the 06th of May, 2018.)
"A truly an inspirational and spiritual journey of a Great Noble Sage of our era Part-02."
(How to find and identify The Noble Teacher)"
(Please note the recorded Dhamma discussion below contains questions which were directly asked from The Great Noble Sage The Most Venerable Maha Arahant Mahanuwara Wajirabuddhi Thero. The Dhamma discussion is in the Sinhala Language and it was recorded on the 06th October 2018. In this recorded Dhamma discussion with the Noble Sage, he explains the vital importance of finding and identifying the correct Noble teachers, those who have gone forth in Noble Dhamma path in order for the guidance required for those who wish to progress in Dhamma path. The Noble Sage has also included his very own experiences in this discussion.)
"A truly an inspirational and spiritual journey of a Great Noble Sage of our era Part-03."
(Renunciation of lay attachments when progressing on the Noble Dhamma Path)"
(Please note the recorded Dhamma discussion below contains questions which were directly asked from The Great Noble Sage The Most Venerable Maha Arahant Mahanuwara Wajirabuddhi Thero. The Dhamma discussion is in the Sinhala Language and it was recorded on the 06th October 2018. In this recorded Dhamma discussion with the Noble Sage, here he explains how one who wishes to go forth and progress on the Noble Dhamma Path will renunciate his or her lay attachments with the mundane world through awareness. The Noble Sage has also included his very own experiences in these discussions.)
"A truly an inspirational and spiritual journey of a Great Noble Sage of our era Part-04."
(Experiences in facing the challenges of the rigid, isolated forest-dwelling Noble Dhamma Path of Practice as a young layman)."
(Please note the recorded Dhamma discussion below contains questions which were directly asked from The Great Noble Sage The Most Venerable Maha Arahant Mahanuwara Wajirabuddhi Thero. The Dhamma discussion is in the Sinhala Language and it was recorded on the 07th November 2018. In this recorded Dhamma discussion the Great Noble Sage, explains how he experienced the challenges of facing the hardships in acclimatizing himself into the rigid and isolated forest-dwelling noble path of practice, being a young layman who was living a far more comfortable and a luxurious lifestyle, all the while seeking the proper guidance required from the Noble teachers who had gone forth.)
"A truly an inspirational and spiritual journey of a Great Noble Sage of our era Part-05."
(Significant events, facing challenges that were to hinder his spiritual development progress and how he overcame them all.)
(Please note the recorded Dhamma discussion below contains questions which were directly asked from The Great Noble Sage The Most Venerable Maha Arahant Mahanuwara Wajirabuddhi Thero. The Dhamma discussion is in the Sinhala Language and it was recorded on the 07th November 2018. In this recorded Dhamma discussion the Great Noble Sage, explains certain significant events that occurred during his life as a layman in the forest-dwelling path of Practice whilst seeking guidance from Noble teachers who had gone forth. Also, the Noble Sage explains how he faced challenges that were to hinder his spiritual development progress on the Noble Dhamma path and how he overcame them.)