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 »

 

Buddhist Hero Anagarika Dharmapala’s 150th birth anniversary marked today

Anagarika Dharmapala (17 September 1864 – 29 April 1933) was a Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist and writer. He was one of the founding contributors of non-violent Sinhalese Buddhist Nationalism and Buddhism. He

Binara Poya Today

Significance of Binara Poya by Premasara Epasinghe   Buddha was a Philosophic genius, rolled into a single vigorous and radiant personality. He was a lover of men, women, animals and environment. He

150th birth anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala

The Ministry of Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs has organized a commemorative exhibition from September  17-22 to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala, who was a pioneer in the reawakening

Mahamevnawa Monastery Complex Marks 15th Anniversary.

The Mighty Stream of Dhamma, Mahamevnawa Monastery Complex Marks 15th Anniversary.   Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery is an organization of Buddhist monasteries, of Sri Lankan origin established to benefit the spiritual development of

Esala Poya

Esala Full Moon marks Buddha’s first sermon By Ananda KANNANGARA It was on the Esala Full Moon Poya Day the Buddha arrived at the deer park of Isipathana to preach Dhamma to

Kamma and its Fruit

I. Most writings on the doctrine of kamma emphasize the strict lawfulness governing kammic action, ensuring a close correspondence between our deeds and their fruits. While this emphasis is perfectly in place,

Kindness and Non violence in Buddhism

Promoting Peace, tolerance, and non violence are so essential in this age of the war torn world which is filled with hatred, suspicion, and violence. The only way to curb this hatred

The Buddhist Concept of World

Bhikkhu T. Seelananda What is the World? In the history of man, there have been many philosophers and scholars who have had developed theories, speculations, imaginations and reasons of the “worlds”. But,

Meditation That Eases Anxiety? Brain Scans Show Us How

Research and technology have advanced to the point where scientists can observe the way in which meditation affects the brain to reduce anxiety. Using special imaging technology, researchers from Wake Forest Baptist

Poson Poya

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The Message of Gauthama Buddha to All Intelligent Beings.