Mingun Sayadaw

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The Venerable Mingun Sayadaw U Vicittasarabivamsa (Burmese: မင်းကွန်းဆရာတော် ဦးဝိစိတ္တသာရာဘိဝံသ, 1 November 1911 – 9 February 1993) was a Burmese Theravada Buddhist minister, best known for his memory aptitudes and his part in the Sixth Buddhist Council.

Ven. Mingun Sayadaw was born Maung Khin to U Sone and Daw Sin in 1911 in Kyipin Village in Myingyan Township, Mandalay Province, British Burma. His dad kicked the bucket when Maung Khin was just 4 years of age. Amid his childhood, he was noted for being saved and his cleanliness.

At 5 years old, he was sent to the town religious community as indicated by Burmese Buddhist convention, to get a fundamental devout instruction. The managing sayadaw was U Sasana who had been instructed at the Nan Oo Monastery, an unmistakable cloister in Mandalay.

His granddad, U Chai showed him Buddhist petitions and recitations. It was for these that he would increase awesome after and distinction as the Mingun Sayadaw. At 7 years old, he was incidentally noviciated according to Theravada convention, at the Min Kyaung Taik in Myingyan, with U Sobhita as preceptor. Since that age, Maung Khin showed extraordinary retaining capacity. He likewise read a wide exhibit of diaries, books, magazines and books.

At 10, his mom supported his introduction into the Sangha, again under the tutorledge of U Sobhita. He was presented the religious name Shin Vicittasara, which implies Outstanding in Pali.

At 13, he sat for the Vinaya Examination held by the Sanghasamaggi Association in Myingyan, picking up unmistakable quality in the Myingyan religious circle. The following year, he sat for another exam, the Pariyatti Examination where he effectively presented the Abhidhamma from memory to the invigilating senior friars. A short time later, he sat for different evaluating religious examinations.

 

 

Sayadaw's Tripitka books

 

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Monkhood and Awards

In 1930, Shin Vicittasara moved to Mingun in Sagaing Division to proceed with his further learns at the Dhammananda Monastery. From that time till his demise in 1993, he would be situated in Mingun, along these lines ended up noticeably known as the Mingun Sayadaw. He got awesome support from a thilashin, Daw Dhammacari. Around the same time, he was appointed as a friar with the support of Sir and Lady Thwin. In 1933, he was presented the uncommon title of Pahtamakyaw as he passed the Highest level religious Examination at the highest point of his associate.

The Maha Sanghasamaggi Association, which directed the religious exams presented the addition Abhivamsa to his name in 1934. Consequently, the sayadaw had picked up his dharma name with which he would be famous all through Myanmar.

From 1950 to 1953, the sayadaw sat and passed the state directed Tipitakadhara Selection Examination, for which the legislature of the recently autonomous Union of Burma presented different titles and respects. In 1953, he turned into the primary friar ever to be granted the title of Tipitakadhara, which means Keeper and Guardian of the Tipitaka.

6th Buddhist Synod

Under the sponsorship and support of the U Nu government, the Sixth Buddhist Council was held in the reason constructed Mahapasana Cave at the Kaba Aye Pagoda in Yangon from 1954 to 1956. Close by the admired Mahasi Sayadaw, the Mingun Sayadaw assumed a key part in the Sangha Executive Committee. He took part in noting all inquiries concerning the Vinaya, the bit of the Tripitaka managing disciplinary tenets of the Sangha.

It was said that the sayadaw reviewed the correct book, page and line of each term in the Tripitaka.

Later work

At the Request of Prime Minister U Nu and the Buddha Sasana Council, he started take a shot at a treatise on the Life Story of the Buddha, titled the Maha Buddhavamsa from 1955 to 1960. The Maha Buddhavamsa is viewed as the most noteworthy accomplishment of the sayadaw's abstract work.

In 1979, the Burmese government, now under the run of General Ne Win and Burma Socialist Program Party presented the title of Agga Maha Pandita in acknowledgment of his accomplishments and commitments. The following year, he filled in as the central counselor for the meeting of the First All Orders Sangha Congregation - an endeavor by the legislature to get control over the diverse Buddhist orders in the nation.

Guinness Record

In 1985, the Guinness Book of Records recorded the sayadaw as a record holder in the Human memory classification. The correct passage was Human memory: Bhandanta Vicitsara (sic) presented 16,000 pages of Buddhist standard content in Rangoon, Burma in May 1954. Uncommon examples of eidetic memory - the capacity to extend and thus "outwardly" review material- - are known to science.

Last Year

The sayadaw was in his 80s when the present military administration of Myanmar took control. He separated himself from the majority rule government exhibitions and the 8888 development. As the legislature set its position, the sayadaw was drawn nearer by the administration to go to its religious occasions, which he consented to do as such. The sayadaw did not participate in any legislative issues but rather a couple of radical components of the ace majority rule government development considered him as an administration flunky. Be that as it may, his notoriety was never discolored as he proceeded with his religious work until the very end.

The sayadaw kicked the bucket in 1992 of confusions from a disease. He was given an accepted state memorial service, where he was sent off by countless friars, government authorities and fans. His powder were then scattered over different areas the nation over to symbolize the national religious figure he had come to exemplify.

 

 

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