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Reflecting on Walpola Sri Rahula Mahathera: A Quest for the Ideal Theravada Bhikkhu

Reflecting on Walpola Sri Rahula Mahathera: A Quest for the Ideal Theravada Bhikkhu Asanga Tilakaratne, Asanga Tilakaratne, PhD Professor of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Colombo Each Theravada bhikkhu is a representative of the Theravada Sangha. Although, in this sense, all bhikkhus are bhikkhus with no difference among them, some naturally stand out. Walpola Sri Rahula Mahathera who passed away seventeen years ago in1997 is one such. He stood out in many respects, and made a long lasting impression on the Sangha organization. Rahula Thera’s life and work need to be studied deeply in order to understand the path…