Āyasmā Aggacitta

is a Malaysian Buddhist monk who received higher ordination from his preceptor (upajjhāya) Bhaddanta Mahasi Sayadaw in 1979.

Ayasmā AggacittaHe trained under various teachers, notably Sayadaw U Paṇḍita, Sayadaw U Tissara (Yankin Forest Monastery), Sayadaw U Āciṇṇa (Pa Auk Forest Monastery) and Sayadaw U Tejaniya (Shwe Oo Min Dhammasukha Forest Centre).

Besides practising meditation, he studied advanced Pāli grammar under Sayadaw U Dhammananda at Wat Tamaoh, Lampang, Thailand and the Pāli Tipiṭaka in Myanmar, and researched on its interpretation and practice until his return to Malaysia at the end of 1994.

After a four-year solitary meditation retreat in Sarawak, he returned to West Malaysia at the end of 1998 and since then has spent considerable time investigating popular interpretations and practices of Buddhism in the light of the Pāli scriptures, real life experiences and contemporary research findings. Using a critical yet constructive approach, he has been sharing his findings with interested parties in order to bring them closer to a practical reality they can more easily connect with.

The titles of his published Dhamma resources can be viewed at the website of Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS), of which he is the founding Spiritual Director.

8 comments on “Āyasmā Aggacitta
  1. BT Tay says:

    Dear Ven Aggacitta ,

    covid-19 seems to be really good for developing samma pannaya according to the Anattalakkhana Sutta .

    What do you think ?

    28-5-2021 07:41:24(am)

  2. BT Tay says:

    OK . People chant the Drum Peg Sutta ( Ani Sutta ) already , right ?

  3. BT Tay says:

    Ven Aggacitta ,

    Drum Peg Sutta ( Ani Sutta ) with covid-19 greater impact for Anattalakkhana Sutta ( Vinaya Mahavagga version ) .

    How ?

    28-5-2021 07:44:52(am)

  4. BT Tay says:

    Ven Aggacita ,

    In your Anattalakkhana Sutta ( SN version ) , yathabhutam translated-rendered as ” as it has occurred” perhaps is better more completely rendered as “as it has occurred according to reality just as it really is ” .
    The tam kim mannatha part – already occurred from the answers given.

    Because the last part of the Anattalakkhana Sutta( tasmat tiha part ) covers not just the panca-upadana kkhandhas of the first noble truth of dukkha .

    What do you think ?

    May anatta-samadhi grow and grow until full-ultimate fruition .

    28-5-2021 08:32:38(am)

  5. BT Tay says:

    Ven Aggacitta ,

    The Tathagata samma pannaya yathabhutam is much much more than arhat samma pannaya yathabhutam .
    E.g. Verse 3-5 of the Ratana Sutta .

    What do you think ?

    28-5-2021 08:36:35(am)

  6. BT Tay says:

    Ven Aggacitta ,

    Tathagata yathabhutam sammapannaya is much much more than Arhat / Pacceka buddha yathabhutam samma pannaya .

    What do you think ?

    28-5-2021 08:39:39(am)

  7. BT Tay says:

    Ven Aggacitta ,

    I bow down to all Paccekabuddhas , Isigili Sutta included .

    28-5-2021 08:40:51(am)

  8. BT Tay says:

    Ven Aggacitta ,

    Is Ven Aggacitta holding a web based covid-19 – sankhara bhavana samadhi session(s), together or in tandem with covid-19 – Anattalakkhana samadhi ?

    Now June 1 1 to 14 lockdown – ideal for retreat . Lockdown is good – gives us the opportunity to do retreat . How wonderful digital retreat .

    So , I would like to request for a June 1-14 covid-19 – sankhara bhavana samadhi session(s) and covid-19 – Anattalakkkhana samadhi bhavana session(s) .

    Thank you for your metta-karuna.

    BT Tay
    30-5-2021 05:10:47

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