The Life Full of Miracles..

Asita the seer, in his mid-day meditation, saw the devas of the Group of Thirty — exultant, ecstatic — dressed in pure white, honoring Indra, holding up banners, cheering wildly, & on seeing the devas so joyful & happy, having paid his respects, he said: “Why is the deva community so wildly elated? Why are they holding up banners & waving them around? Even after the war with the Asuras — when victory was the devas’, the Asuras defeated — even then there was no excitement like this. More »

The Soution for Sufferings was Born..

Monks, there are these two searches: ignoble search & noble search. And what is ignoble search? There is the case where a person, being subject himself to birth, seeks [happiness in] what is likewise subject to birth. Being subject himself to aging... illness... death... sorrow... defilement, he seeks [happiness in] what is likewise subject to illness... death... sorrow... defilement. More »

The Light Faded Away

The Buddha to Kakuttha river came, Where cool and limpid flows the pleasant stream; There washed in water clear his weary frame The Buddha — he in all the world supreme! And having bathed and drank, the Teacher straight Crossed over, the bhikkhus thronging in his wake. More »

Faith In Awakening..

Do not go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, This contemplative is our teacher. When you know for yourselves that, These mental qualities are skillful; these mental qualities are blameless; these mental qualities are praised by the wise; these mental qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare and to happiness — then you should enter & remain in them. More »

Loving-Kindness

As a mother would risk her life to protect her child, her only child, even so should one cultivate a limitless heart with regard to all beings. With good will for the entire cosmos, cultivate a limitless heart: Above, below, & all around, unobstructed, without enmity or hate. Whether standing, walking, sitting, or lying down, as long as one is alert, one should be resolved on this mindfulness. This is called a sublime abiding here & now. More »

 

Bak Poya

The day Buddha set foot in Lanka for the second time Sachitra MAHENDRA The significance of Bak poya is historical, since it marks Buddha’s second visit to Sri Lanka. This is noteworthy,

Bija Sutta: The Seed

“When a person has wrong view, wrong resolve, wrong speech, wrong action, wrong livelihood, wrong effort, wrong mindfulness, wrong concentration, wrong knowledge, & wrong release, whatever bodily deeds he undertakes in line

One Tool Among Many

The Place of Vipassana in Buddhist Practice by Thanissaro Bhikkhu What exactly is vipassana? Almost any book on early Buddhist meditation will tell you that the Buddha taught two types of meditation:

Medin Poya

Significance of Medin Poya By Premasara Epasinghe At the request of King Suddhodhana the Buddha accompanied by His two disciples visits Yasodhara.The ordination of Prince Rahula It was on the Medin Full

Attaining the state of Sotapanna

Article was written by Late Deshabandu Alec Robertson I was prompted to address myself to this subject because of a question asked at a meeting where a member of the audience asked

Idea’s on law and morality

What is right and wrong? (Morality) By Yalith Manahara Wijesurendra I saw a Muslim video where in a debate a Muslim questions the atheist Lawrence Krauss, “Whether incest (Sex between closely related)

Navam Poya

The Importance of Navam poya Navam  full moon has special significance for the Buddhists in Sri Lanka  and in the world.  The two very significant incidents that took place on the Navam Pura

Buddhism and the God-idea

by Nyanaponika Thera Quite contradictory views have been expressed in Western literature on the attitude of Buddhism toward the concept of God and gods. From a study of the discourses of the

Muditha : Is Unselfish Joy Practicable?

by Nyanaponika Thera The virtue of mudita [muditaa], [1] i.e., finding joy in the happiness and success of others, has not received sufficient attention either in expositions of Buddhist ethics, or in

Duruthu Poya

Duruthu Poya Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka Today is Duruthu Poya Day, which is the observance of the Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka. Before proceeding to Sri Lanka, on an earlier

The Message of Gauthama Buddha to All Intelligent Beings.