Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero (Sinhala: අග්ග මහා පණ්ඩිත බලංගොඩ ආනන්ද මෛත්රෙය මහනාහිමි;23 August 1896 – 18 July 1998) was a Sri Lankan scholar monk of Theravada Buddhism. He was highly respected and was called Agga Maha Pandita by Sri Lankan Buddhi...sts, who believe that he achieved a higher level of spiritual development through meditation.Sri Lankan Buddhists considered Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero to be a Bodhisattva, who will attain Buddhahood in a future life. He lived a modest life and did a great service for the propagation of Buddhist philosophy.
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