Malaysia’s second richest man’s only son is a Buddhist monk
Posted on March 6th, 2012

Bro James Attygale.

Take a moment to view this video of a simple talk delivered by Ajahn Siripanno, the only son of Malaysia’s second richest man who is Ananda Krishan, who is second generation Sri Lankan Tamil. His mother is Thai. The then youngster refused opportunity to work with his father to expand his father’s empire (personal fortune more than USD 8 billion) and instead walked the path of the Thai forest meditation tradition about 13 years ago. His ancestral home, which is preserved till today in Jalan Berhala as a family heritage, is just accross the road from the Buddhist Maha Vihara Brickfields, besides the Klang river bank. He wanted to test the monk life for two weeks, wanted to leave on the first day he arrived at the Monastery, still continues to live happily within the Dhamma.

Ajahn Siripanno gives an enthralling Dhamma talk on the timeless teachings of Ajahn Chah. The talk was given at the Ajahn Chah Remembrance Day on 16 January 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The set of DVD’s (Refuge in the Triple Gem), from which this talk was taken, has been sponsored for free distribution by generous supporters in Malaysia, with gratitude and respect for the Forest Sangha.  
Timeless Teachings of Ajahn Chah (1 of 3) by Ajahn Siripanno