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Tiago Simões
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World's most unlikely Buddhist monk

Post by Tiago Simões » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:27 pm

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"Mikhail Sannikov served in Afghanistan in the 1980s, But turned to buddhism after being charged with manslaughter and stripped of his rank"
World's most unlikely Buddhist monk, at least thats what they called him.
I love this guy's story, very Ashoka like, and to start building a monastery all by himself! Too bad there aren't Russian buddhists (that I know of) here on DW that can testify.
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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Re: World's most unlikely Buddhist monk

Post by Dan74 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:53 pm

I'm not exactly Russian but it is my mother-tongue. Reading up on the Lama a little, the monastery complex is threatened with demolition - apparently there are minerals in the ground and he doesn't have full ownership of the land. There's also a very long and rather vicious article which alleges that he is a phony. An intriguing story, regardless.


https://www.novayagazeta.ru/articles/20 ... aya-mechta

https://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&source=w ... Eg&ampcf=1

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Re: World's most unlikely Buddhist monk

Post by Tiago Simões » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:14 pm

Dan74 wrote:I'm not exactly Russian but it is my mother-tongue. Reading up on the Lama a little, the monastery complex is threatened with demolition - apparently there are minerals in the ground and he doesn't have full ownership of the land. There's also a very long and rather vicious article which alleges that he is a phony. An intriguing story, regardless.


https://www.novayagazeta.ru/articles/20 ... aya-mechta

https://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&source=w ... Eg&ampcf=1
Can't really read russian :tongue: He could be a phony, I don't know, there aren't many sources in english.
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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