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Finding a Bhikkhu whose name I forgot

I hope it’s ok to ask here because it is not about the EBTs but: There was a Bhikkhu who I believe was a western bhikkhu, and he had written books, one of them I read as an ebook. As far as I remember he was once attacked by an elephant, and when I remember correctly as a result of this one leg was shorter than the other. Can someone identify him? I want to read that ebook again but cannot find it, because I forgot the name.

This was Ven. Nyanadīpa Mahathera

See https://pathpress.org/obituaries-memories-of-ven-nyanadipa/

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Yes, thanks for the extremely fast answer.

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Does by chance anyone know the ebook of him, where he talks about how to live in the forest beside other things , for example how to live with the dangerous animals and so on?

https://pathpress.org/the-island-within/?fbclid=IwAR2XlerHslcuFYvuLlAlv3dRL1OhYZFCOlun5K34b7HXykC_mqyLbz__i2g

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Thank you, I am not 100% sure but I think it was a different book. If I remember correctly it featured questions that he answered. Like for example: “What is the most dangerous thing in the forest for one that lives there?” and then he gave long answers. But I am not sure if I misremember that.

Not an ebook but…

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Thank you, I recognize some passages so I think the content is the same, maybe the book had more of it but I am not sure.

If you like Ven Nyanadipa also check out Ven Nyanavimala, they have a lot of similarities in their views.

The pdf pure inspiration here is good http://ven-nyanavimala.buddhasasana.net/

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Maybe this one?
To the End of Body and Mind: The Story of Nyāṇadīpa Bhante’s Life and His Teachings at Bhaddeka Vihari Aranya

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