ANANDA KRISHNAN'S SON ......BECOMING A MONK.....abandoning an Empire of billions of Ringgit !!
This man more or less part company from all the riches many of us
could wish or dream for. Can anyone find me another person in other
parts of the world and of different faiths who decided to do what
he has done in the face of all the wealth that could be his?
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 across 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.
First time I see him, and hear him preach... he is really calm, and
speaks really well...........