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अप्प: दिपो भब: ( आफ्नो दियो आफै बनौ )

Posted by worldamity on November 30, 2009

* सानु घिमिरे, अस्ट्रेलिया

युद्धले  ग्रस्त संसारमा

शांतिको  दियो  उचालेर

तिमीले  सिकाएको  अंहिसाको पाठ

तिमीले  देखाएको  प्रेमको  मार्ग

र  ब्यूझाउन  खोजेको Read the rest of this entry »

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Discussion Programme in Vancouver to mark Kapilvastu Day

Posted by worldamity on November 30, 2009

Source: Sanjay Regmi  and Bhanu Poudyal

A discussion on Kapilvastu day was held at Cafe Kathmandu, Vancouver. The topics focused sharing what was known about Buddha and Kapilvastu, the Indian viewpoint and the world’s perception about Buddha and Nepal as the Buddha’s birthplace. The meeting lasted an hour and half and came to the following conclusion:

1. Buddha could be one among many focal points of Nepali national unity and the symbol transcends politics and ethnicity.

2. Kapilvastu day should be an apolitical event and care should betaken that the issue remains unpoliticized throughout.

3. A research was needed to be done on Buddha and Kapilvastu and results compiled into an accessible form, perhaps a webpage.

4. The initiation of Kapilvastu day has to be done through interested individuals through the world.

5. There is a need for a non-profit organization to take the lead and organize all Kapilvastu day enthusiasts into one entity so that all efforts are consolidated.

The action plan of the meeting follows:

1.    Distribute flyers in monasteries around Vancouver to increase awareness.

2.    Volunteering for a house party on Buddha Jayanti and persuading others to do the same.

3.    Persuade local community bodies to include a speech contest on Buddha and Kapilvastu on every New Year party program.

4.    Celebrate Dec 1 by creating awareness among friends and with a Deepavali at homes.

5.    The initiation and celebration of Kapilvastu day could also be organized collaboratively through interested diasporic individuals and organisations throughout the world.

6.    Be a part of the Kapilvastu day facebook page.

Abi Sharma and Sanjaya Regmi played important role for making the programme a success.

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The Global Kapilbastu Day

Posted by worldamity on November 30, 2009

By Sujan Neupane,
Sydney, Australia
December 1, 2009, The Global Kapilbastu Day is neither political program nor any NGO/INGO’s fundrising program. This is a selfmotivated program organised after long discussion between different people via different online medias and famous social sites to eliminate the illusion to the world over Nepal Born Lord Buddha, from the people who are being misinformed by Indian travel blogs, their medias, writers and film producers. Of course this is the program to send the peace message to the world via internet from the people of Lord Buddha’s country.
please see an example of misinformation made by an Indian website on http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-158251813.html
and the fact on http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/666 Read the rest of this entry »

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निर्णायक विलयको दोधारमा

Posted by worldamity on November 30, 2009

(सन्दर्भ: कपिलबस्तु दिबस)

साबित्रा काफ्ले, अस्ट्रेलिया

दुस्त्यज्य नदारतको सृंगार
धुरीन सत्यताबीच बिलाउदा
काँचका आँखाहरु संग
प्राचिन बौद्धहरु निर्णायक विलयको दोधारमा छन!

पाखरीका बगानहरु तिर
ओइलाउदा चाँपका हाँगाहरु हेर्दै
तपस्वीका पगरीहरु
मौनतामा आँशु संगाल्दै छन,
बायुपंखी दुष्टतासंगै
उदाउदो सुर्य सल्बलाएपछी
प्राचिन बौद्धहरु निर्णायक विलयको दोधारमा छन! Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Kapilvastu Day – as Global Day ?

Posted by worldamity on November 30, 2009

By Damodar Prasad Acharya

This is the proper time to say with pride that Buddha was born in Nepal not in India. Truth cannot be changed. But, the India is trying to create an illusion that the Lord Buddha was born in India. Released about a year ago, an Indian movie “Chandani Chok to China” has focused on the same illusion in that story. The movie was banned in Nepal with the pressure of some political parties and the outburst of the people. Finally, as a result of pressure, the Indian film producer has apologized on his wrong doing in the movie.

After that, few months ago, some news medias have highlighted a news about India is building a replica of Kapilvastu, Lumbini (birthplace of Buddha) at Piparhawa, state of Uttar prades of India. It shows the real intention of India, time and again, to make vague propaganda on the matter of Buddha’s birth place. Read the rest of this entry »

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कपिलवस्तु: प्रकाश मुनिको अँध्यारो

Posted by worldamity on November 30, 2009

(सन्दर्भःकपिलवस्तु दिवस)

By लक्ष्मण पुरी

मोतिपुर–४, कपिलवस्तु ।

नेपालको पश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र, लुम्बिनी अञ्चल अन्तर्गत रहेको कपिलवस्तु जिल्ला भगवान गौतम बुद्धको जन्मस्थलको रुपमा रहेको तथ्य विदितै छ । इशापूर्व ५६३ मा राजा शुद्धोधन र माता मायादेवीको कोखबाट तत्कालिन शाक्य गणराज्य (आजको कपिलवस्तु)मा सिद्दार्थ गौतमको जन्म भएको थियो । जसले गर्दा पनि यसले ठूलो ऐतिहासिक महत्व बोकेको छ ।

नेपालको कूल क्षेत्रफलको १७३८ वर्ग मि. मा फैलिएको यस जिल्लाको पूर्व तर्फ रुपन्देही, उत्तर तर्फ अर्घाखाँची, पश्चिम तर्फ दाङ र भारतको उत्तर प्रदेश तथा दक्षिण तर्फ भारतको उत्तर प्रदेश रहेको छ । सन् २००१ को जनगणना अनुसार करिब ४ लाख ८१ हजार रहेको छ । मधेसी समुदायको बाहुल्य रहेता पनि यहाँ मिश्रित बसोबास रहिआएको छ । करिब १९.४ प्रतिशत मुसलमान, १२.६ प्रतिशत थारु समुदाय, ९.२ प्रतिशत यादव समुदाय तथा करिब ८.४ प्रतिशत पहाडी ब्राम्हणहरुको मुख्य बसोबास रहेपनि अन्य विविध जातजातिको समेत बसोबास रहदैं आएको छ । अवधि, भोजपुरी, थारु एवं नेपाली मुख्य भाषा रहेको यस क्षेत्रको कृषि नै प्रमुख पेशा रहदैं आएको छ । पूर्व–पश्चिम महेन्द्र राजमार्गसँग प्रत्यक्ष जोडिएको भएपनि मानव विकास प्रतिवेदन अनुसार यो जिल्ला जीवनस्तरका रुपमा निकै दयनीय र पिछडिएको अवस्थामा रहेको छ । विश्व सम्पदा सूचीमा समेत सूचीकृत “लुम्बिनी” अन्तर्गतको यस ऐतिहासिक जिल्लाको जीवनस्तरलाई विश्लेषण गर्दा गौतम बुद्धको प्रकाश मुनिको अँध्यारोका रुपमा चित्रित गर्न सकिन्छ । Read the rest of this entry »

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कलमकर्मी र संचारकर्मीहरुमा बिशेष अनुरोध

Posted by worldamity on November 29, 2009

(सन्दर्भ: कपिलबस्तु दिबस)
By रामकुमार श्रेष्ठ

आज समय यसो निकालेर फेसबुक सर्सर्ती यात्रा गरें कपिलबस्तु दिबसको हालखबर बुझ्न । केही साथीहरु खुब भिडेको देखें, मेरा केही बिदेशी मित्रहरु नेपाली मित्रहरुभन्दा बढी लागेको देखेर खुशी र दु:ख एकै साथ लाग्यो । खुशी यस अर्थमा कि केही बिदेशी साथीहरु हाम्रो कार्यक्रममा कसरी सहयोग गर्न सकिन्छ भनेर सोधी सोधी आ-आफ्ना साथीहरुलाई समेत यस कार्यक्रममा सहभागी बनाउन तल्लिन छन अनि दु:ख यस अर्थमा कि कतिपय नेपाली मित्रहरु यस किसिमको कार्यक्रमलाई महत्वहीन ठानी रहेछन । यत्ति गर्दैमा के लछारपाटो लगाउन सकिन्छ र भन्ने मानसिकतामा होलान शायद अथबा फेसबुकको आफ्नो दैनिक दिनचर्या जसरी चलिरहेछ त्यस्मा ब्यबधान किन ल्याउने भन्ने सोंचमा होलान । जे होस समुद्रको अस्तित्वको आधार भनेकै पानीको थोपा थोपा हो भन्ने कुरालाई राम्ररी सबैले बुझिदिए समस्या समस्याको रुपमा रहन सक्तैन थियो  । Read the rest of this entry »

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Kapilvastu Day Poster

Posted by worldamity on November 29, 2009

Designed by Laxman Puri

Email: laxman_puri@yahoo.com

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KDM Advisor HE Deepak K Khadka

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 28, 2009

Mr Deepak K Khadka, civil engineer by profession is a successful business entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in Engineering and Construction industry. Mr. Khadka was migrated to Hong Kong on late eighties from Nepal to work as an engineer for a multi-national construction company. He later started his own construction company employing over 1200 employee at one time in Hong Kong. Mr. Khadka is one of the founding members of NRNA_ICC. Mr. Khadka is also a Director/CEO of a private education provider, Crown Institute of Business and Technology in Sydney, Australia.

Mr Khadka is an Honorary Consul of Nepal for New South Wales, Australia appointed by the Government of Nepal in 2009.

Mr Khadka is a recipient of Medal “Gorkha Dakshinbahu Suprabal” from the then His Majesty The King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah of Nepal for his invaluable service rendered for the society.  Mr. Khadka has established his reputation very well in the Society both in Nepal and overseas. His passion for community service is exceptional and he is always in a forefront of promoting Nepal and Nepalese culture.

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सन्दर्भ: कपिलवस्तु दिवस (१ डिसेम्बर २००९ )

Posted by worldamity on November 28, 2009

By राज श्रेष्ठ, कीर्तिपुर

संसारभर अध्ययन र विभिन्न कामको सिलसिलामा विदेश पुगेका नेपालीहरुले आपुनो मातृभूमिलाई चिनाउन सक्दो योगदान दिने गरेकाछन् । नेपाललाई विश्व सामु परिचित गर्दा उनीहरुले मूलतः आपुनो देशलाई भगवान् गौतम वुद्ध जन्मेको देश र संसारको सबैभन्दा उच्च पर्वत सगरमाथाको देश भनेर परिचय दिने गरेकाछन् । तर उनीहरु त्यतिबेला अचम्भित र दुःखी हुन्छन् जुनबेला विदेशी साथीहरुले भगवान् वुद्ध त भारतमा जन्मेका हुन् भनेर आपुूहरुले पढने गरेको सुनाउँछन् । निश्चय पनि करीब २५५० वर्ष अगाडि यस उपमहाद्विपमा थुप्रै स्वतन्त्र गणराज्यहरुको अस्तित्व थियो । तर आधुनिक राजनीतिक सिमाङ्कनबाट भगवान् गौतम वुद्धको जन्मस्थल र प्राचीन कपिलवस्तु नेपालको सिमा भित्र रहेको पुष्टि भइसक्दा पनि अन्तरराष्ट्रिय जगतमा धेरै विदेशीहरुलाई यी पवित्रस्थलहरु भारतीय भूमि भित्र पर्छन भन्ने भ्रम रहन गएको छ । यसै भ्रमलाई निवारण गर्न विदेशमा रहेका नेपाली देशभक्तहरुको एक समूहले भगवान् वुद्धको जन्मस्थल कपिलवस्तुलाई संसारभर चिनाउन र उहाँका मानवतावादी शान्ति सन्देशलाई विश्वभर फैलाउन १ डिसेम्बर २००९ का दिनलाई अन्तरराष्ट्रिय कपिलवस्तु दिवसको रुपमा मनाउने निर्णय गरेकाछन् । Read the rest of this entry »

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कपिलवस्तुमाथि भारतीय दावी र नेपाली विरोध

Posted by worldamity on November 28, 2009

कपिलवस्तु दिवस (१ डिसेम्बर २००९ )सन्दर्भमा

By राज श्रेष्ठ, कीर्तिपुर काठमाडौ

१ डिसेम्बर १८९६ का दिन डा। फुहररले लुम्बिनीमा अशोक स्तम्भको प्रमाणिकरण गर्नुभएको थियो । अशोकस्तम्भमा भएको शिलालेखको आधारमा भगवान् वुद्धको जन्मस्थल लुम्बिनीको पहिचान गरिएको एक शताव्दी भन्दा केही वर्ष भईसक्दा पनि भारतीय साचार माध्यम र भारत सरकारबाट बेलाबखत भगवान् वुद्ध भारतीय हुन भन्ने प्रचार रोकिएको छैन । यसै सन्दर्भमा यो ऐतिहासिक दिनको सम्झनामा अध्ययन र विभिन्न कामको सिलसिलामा विदेश पुगेका नेपालीहरुले संसारभर एकै साथ १ डिसेम्बर २००९ लाई कपिलवस्तु दिवसको रुपमा स्थानीय स्तरमा र इन्टरनेट प्रविधिका सामाजिक साजाल फेसबुक ट्विटर ब्लग र वेवसाइट मार्पुत विभिन्न कार्यक्रम गरी मनाउने निधो गरेकाछन् । सोही सन्दर्भमा भगवान वुद्धको जन्मस्थल र प्राचिन कपिलवस्तुको अवस्थितिको बारेमा भारतीय पक्षबाट गरिएको दावी र नेपालको पक्षमा रहेका ऐतिहासिक तथ्यहरुलाई केलाउने कोशिस मैले गरेको छु । Read the rest of this entry »

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वुद्द नेपालमा जन्मेका हुन भारतमा होइन, सिमा अतिक्रमण वन्द गराऔ राष्ट्रियता वचाऔ !

Posted by worldamity on November 28, 2009

By सन्तोष न्यैपाने, वेल्जियम

विश्वभर शान्तिको विगुल फुक्ने शान्तिका अग्रदुत गौतम बुद्ध नेपालको कपिलवस्तुमा जन्मेको सर्वविदितै छ । गौतम बुद्ध नेपालका एक इश्वर मात्र होइनन विश्वमा बौद्ध धर्म मान्ने सबैका एक साझा इश्वर हुन ।

हाम्रो देश नेपाल शान्तिप्रिय पुन्य भूमी गौतम वुद्दको देश जसलाई सिंगो नेपालको एकिकरणकर्ता पृथ्वी नारायण शाहले चार वर्ण छत्तिस जातको साझा फुलवारीको उपमा देएका थिए । हो यही साझा फुलवारीको पूर्व, पश्चिम र दक्षिणी भागबाट भारत र उत्तरतर्फ चीन गरी दुई ठूला ठूला मुलुकहर रहेका छन् अर्थात नेपाल दुइ ढुंगाबीचको तरुलको रुपमा सदैव पिल्सिएर रहेको छ । उत्तरी मित्रराष्ट्र चीन जुन वौद्द धर्मको वाहुल्य रहेको देश मानिन्छ उसबाट नेपाललाई त्यति बाधा अथवा कुनै पनि Read the rest of this entry »

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Kapilvastu Day Programme in Sydney

Posted by worldamity on November 27, 2009

27 November, 2009 Sydney

Source: Sujan Neupane, Sydney

Today in a programme Sujan Neupane handed over Kapilvastu Day booklet and leaflet to the Consulate General of Nepal to New South Wales HE Mr. Deepak Khadka at the office of Consulate General to New South Wales, Sydney. In the programme Under Secretary Mr Matrika Marasini from Ministry of Commerce and Supplies was also present.

On December 1 HE Mr. Deepak Khadka will highlight about the programme to more than 100 foreigners and also help to distribute leaflet there in Australian Himalayan Foundation Programme where he will be the guest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kapilvastu that Buddha Renounced for Peace

Posted by worldamity on November 26, 2009

The Lord of Salvation
By Madhav Prasad Upadhyaya

KAPILVASTU – 26 km. to the West of Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha – and approximately 12 km. to the South of the East-West highway, and 19 km. to the North of the Indian border check post, Khunuwa, is proved, by several Buddhist scholars, to have been the Shakya Kingdom where King Suddodhana, father of Lord Buddha, reigned, 2600 years ago.

Suddodhana, the Shakya King, represented the Shakya dynasty of Kshetriya solar race who remained at the throne of the tiny Kingdom, Kapilvastu, lying in Nepal’s mid-western terai (plane), bordering India. Maya Devi, the queen of Suddodhana gave birth to the child Siddharta Gautam (Lord Buddha) in the Lumbini garden under the big sal tree in full moon day of May while traveling to her parent’s home. The child was called Siddhartha, Gautam being his family name. Born in 623 B.C. as scholars opine, Siddhartha renounced his Kingdom and the city state of Kapilvastu at the age of 30 and pursued enlightenment. Read the rest of this entry »

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KDM Advisor HE Dr Rishi Raj Adhikari

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 26, 2009

Name:                         Dr Rishi Raj Adhikari

Date of Birth:             June 15, 1952

Marital Status:           Married to Mrs Shanta Adhikari (June 15, 1959), have three children

Address: Permanent: Bagdole – 4, Lalitpur, Nepal

Current: Ambassador, Nepal Embassy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Academic Qualification:

  • Ph.D. in 1992 from University of the Philippines, Los Banos with major in Horticulture (Agriculture)
  • M.S. in 1980 from Michigan State University in USA, with major in Horticulture
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KDM Advisor Domo Geshe Rinpoche

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 26, 2009

Summary: Rinpoche is considered to be a reincarnated Tibetan high lama of the Geluk order.  Her healing-related talks are accessible Western interpretations of Tibetan Buddhist teachings on how to achieve spiritual and emotional wellbeing.

Place of Birth:  Minneapolis, MN

Citizenship: U.S.A.

Education: Oct 2004       Principles of Adult Education (in course NURS 315; required for teaching nursing CEUs)

University of Wisconsin College of Nursing

Milwaukee, WI

1974-2001      Student of the 8th Domo Geshe Rinpoche, Gyalten Jigme Wangchuk

Gangjong Namgyal, New York

Kalimpong and Ghoom, India

New York, New York

2000                    Ancient Yogic Process of Transmission of Consciousness by the 8th Domo Geshe Rinpoche, Gyalten Jigme Wangchuk, hence she is the only person to receive all of his tantric initiations

Gangjong Namgyal

Livingson Manor, New York

1993               Ordained Monastic of Geluk Tibetan Buddhist tradition, vows given by the 8th Domo Geshe Rinpoche     (She was his only American student which he allowed to receive monastic vows.)    She remains a keeper of the Buddhist monastic vows to this day. Read the rest of this entry »

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KDM Advisor Agni Frank

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 26, 2009

Agni Frank Eickermann

7235 3rd Ave S
St Petersburg, Fl
USA


DOB: 03.02.1956 in Hilden/Germany

Founder of Chateau Amritabha, Riebeuvillé, France

Author of 11 books, some translated in English, German, Swedish, Chinese, Russian, Dutch, Italian, French and Spanish.

Founder of Spiritual Teachers Training (more then 300 teachers world wide)

Founder Alpha Chi Consultants (1200 Feng Shui Consultants on 5 continents)

Founder “Path into Light”, conducted in 39 countries

Founder of over 100 Light-Center in 50 countries and all continents

Speaker: Spirituality, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Feng Shui, Management solutions, Golden Age

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KDM Advisor Dr. Arzu Rana-Deuba

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 26, 2009

Arzu Rana Deuba is Member of the Constituent Assembly and Parliament of Nepal representing the Nepali Congress Party since 2008.  She serves as member of the State Restructuring and Distribution of Powers of the State Committee of the Constituent Assembly. She is also member of the Human Rights and Foreign Affairs Relations Committee of Nepal’s Parliament.  Dr Deuba is executive board member of the Poverty Alleviation Fund of Nepal which is chaired by the Prime Minister of Nepal.

Dr Deuba was elected Regional Councillor of IUCN – The International Union for Nature Conservation in September 2008 for a four year term. She is a member of the Steering Committee Member of IUCN’s CEESP. Dr. Deuba is also Chair of the Taskforce on Gender and Biodiversity and Co-chair of the Theme Group on Environment, Conflict and Security. Dr Deuba is also an elected board member of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood headquartered in the USA. Read the rest of this entry »

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KDM Advisor Dr Kavitaram Shrestha

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 24, 2009

Name: Ram Bahadur Shrestha (Kavitram) MA, Ph.D.

Expertise in: Rural Development, Public Health, Research, Training, Audio Visual and Communication Material Development, literary writing, and journalism.

Present involvement:

Director, National/International Relations and Member Secretary, Institution Research Committee, : KIST Medical Collage, Imadol-6, Lalitpur, Nepal

Visiting Professor: International Health Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen Medical School, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK

3.        Chairman: Consulting Associates for Research and Training Services (CARTS); Anamnagar, Kathmandu-32, Nepal., E-mail: cartskrs@hotmail.co.uk, Tel: 4222764.

Education: Ph.D. (Sociology): Gorakhpur University, India. 1994-1997, MA (Sociology): Agra University, Agra, India, 1982;

Prize and Awards: 2 international and 8 National

Honors and Adoration: 3 International and 6 national

Publications:

(a) 22 volumes of literary books (novels, short stories, plays, essays) in Nepali;

(b) 5 volumes of literary books in English, 2 of them published from USA and India;

(c) 3 literary books compiled and edited:

(d) over 250 journal published in national and international magazines.

(e) 33 vols. of study/research reports prepared and published in English, under INGOs/GOs for Nepalese Line Agencies;

(f) over 40 vols. of training materials developed and published under various INGOs/GOs for Nepalese Line Agencies.

Literary Activities: Coordinated 4 extensive national level literary competition programs and two historical literary campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

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गित

Posted by worldamity on November 24, 2009


बसन्त मोहन अधिकारी चितवन हाल यूएइ





(सन्दर्भ – कपिलवस्तु दिवस)


गर्नु छ मैले शान्ति वहाली

बुद्धको छोरो म हुँ नेपाली , म हुँ नेपाली
अर्काको सिमा मिचेर खान्न
विश्वमा झुट म बोल्न जान्न
म विर गोरखाली होइन जाली २
बुद्धको छोरो म हुँ नेपाली , म हुँ नेपाली
अर्काको घर जलाउन जान्न
अत्याचार गरि हिड्न चाहन्न
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गजल

Posted by worldamity on November 24, 2009


By बसन्त मोहन अधिकारी चितवन हाल यूएइ


(सन्दर्भ – कपिलवस्तु दिवस)
विर गोरखाली नेपाली यो बस्दैन हारी
हामी बुद्धका सन्तान शान्तिका पुजारी २

हामी प्रेम र विश्वास बाड्न चाहन्छौ
बदनाम नगराउँ जुधाएर मारी
हामी बुद्धका सन्तान शान्तिका पुजारी २

सगरमाथा र बुद्ध नेपाली चिनो
बुद्ध जन्मेको यो देश शान्तिको छहारी
हामी बुद्धका सन्तान शान्तिका पुजारी २
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कपिलवस्तु : दक्षिण एसियाको जेरुसालम

Posted by worldamity on November 21, 2009

(सन्दर्भ – कपिलवस्तु दिवस)

भानु पौड्याल

परिचय

नेपालको दक्षिणी जिल्ला कपिलवस्तु प्राचिन कपिलबस्तु गणराज्यको केन्द्र, सांख्य दर्शनका प्रणेता ऋषि कपिलको तपोभूमि तथा गुरुकुल र शाक्यमुनी बुद्धको जन्मस्थल हो। भनिन्छ, ऋषि कपिलद्वारा प्रतिपादित प्रकृति र पुरुषको द्वैदतामा आधारित दर्शनको जन्मभूमि भएका कारणले प्राचिन कालमा यस शाक्य गणराज्यको कपिलवस्तु नामाकरण गरिएको थियो। कक्रुछन्द बुद्धको जन्मभूमि गोटिहवा र कनकमुनी बुद्धको जन्मभूमि निग्लिहवा (निग्लीसागर) पनि यसै जिल्ला अन्तर्गत पर्दछन। शाक्यमुनी बुद्धको खास जन्म स्थल लुम्बिनीमा एक प्राचिन शिवलिङ्ग पनि छ।  शाक्यमुनी बुद्धलाई हिन्दूहरुले समेत विष्णुको दशम अवतार मान्ने भएकोले बिश्वभरी छरिएर रहेका हिन्दू तथा बुद्ध धर्मावलम्वीहरु र शान्ति र समानताका पक्षधरहरुका लागि
कपिलवस्तु र कपिलवस्तु अन्तर्गत लुम्बिनीको त्यति नै महत्व छ जति यहुदी, क्रृस्चियन र मुस्लीमहरुकोलागि जेरुसालमको छ।

भौगोलिक अवस्थिति

कपिलवस्तु अन्तर्गतको लुम्बिनी काठमाण्डौ बाट ३०३ किलोमिटर दक्षिण पश्चिममा पर्दछ। प्राचिन कपिलवस्तुको राजधानी तौलिहवा लुम्बिनीबाट २० किलोमिटर पश्चिममा पर्दछ भने यस प्राचिन गणराज्यको सानो हिस्सा भारतमा समेत पर्दछ। शाक्यमुनी बुद्धको मामा घर अथवा माता मायादेवीको माइति घर देवदह भने लुम्बिनीभन्दा ३० किलोमिटर पूर्व रुपन्देही जिल्लामा पर्दछ। कक्रुच्छन्द बुद्धसंग सम्बन्धित निग्लिहवा तौलिहवाबाट करिव १० किलोमिटर पश्चिममा पर्दछ। कपिलवस्तु जिल्लाभरिमा शाक्यमुनी बुद्धसंग सम्बन्धित १३८ वटा पुरातात्विक तिर्थस्थलहरु छन। हरियालीले भरिपूर्ण पर्वत शृङ्खलाहरुको काखमा रहेको बुद्ध र हिन्दू धर्मावलम्वीहरुको लागि पावन कपिलवस्तु र देवदह अन्य पर्यटकहरुको लागि समेत अत्यन्त रमणीय पनि छन। Read the rest of this entry »

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Leaflet to distribute on Kapilvastu Day

Posted by worldamity on November 21, 2009

About Kapilvastu

Kapilvastu, the capital of a famed kingdom in two and a half millennia ago, is believed to be named after Hindu theological sage and founder of Sankhya Philosophy — Philosophy of duality of consciousness and phenomenal realm of matter — Kapila.  This place received further fame for in its famous gardens of Lumbini, Queen of Kapilvastu, Maya Devi, gave birth to Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who later became known as Lord Buddha, in 623 BC. The place of former palace of Suddhodhana have been excavated near Taulihawa in Kapilvastu district of Nepal some 20 km away from Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha and a famous place of pilgrimage to Buddhists and Hindus alike. – This place is also famous as being the birthplace of two popular cultures of Nepal, Awadhi and Tharu. Read the rest of this entry »

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लुम्बिनीको आर्थिक महत्व

Posted by worldamity on November 13, 2009

डा. गोविन्दबहादुर थापा

बौद्ध धर्मावलम्बीका निम्ति गौतम बुद्धको जन्मस्थल लुम्बिनी कति महत्वपूर्ण रहेछ भन्ने हालै श्रीलंकाका राष्ट्रपतिको लुम्बिनी भ्रमण र त्यसपछिको उनको अभिव्यक्तिबाट स्पष्ट हुन्छ। लुम्बिनी पुगेपछि उनले भने ‘मेरो बाल्यकालदेखिको ईच्छा बल्ल पूरा भयो’। उनले निजी दस हजार अमेरिकी डलर (साढे सात लाख नेपाली रुपैया) लुम्बिनीमा चढाए। लुम्बिनीप्रति श्रद्धावान् मुलुकमा श्रीलंका मात्र होइन। श्रीलंका त थोरै जनसंख्या भएको दक्षिण एसियाको सानो विकासशील मुलुक हो। त्यहाँको कुल जनसंख्याको पनि ठीकैको अंशमात्र बौद्ध धर्मावलम्बी छ। जापान जस्तो विश्वको विकसित र समृद्ध मुलुक पनि बौद्ध धर्मावलम्बी हो। जापाको जनसंख्या पनि धेरै छ। त्यसको पनि ठूलो हिस्सा बौद्ध धर्मावलम्बी छ।

कोरिया, सिंगापुर, थाइल्याण्ड, भियतनाम, क्याम्बोडिया, लाओसजस्ता दक्षिण पूर्व एसियाली मुलुकमा पनि लुम्बिनीप्रति श्रद्धावान् ठूलो जनसंख्या छ। विभिन्न मुलुकबाट लुम्बिनीमा निर्मित गुम्बाहरू यसको प्रमाण हुन्। झण्डै डेढ अर्ब जनसंख्या पुग्न लागेको चीन पनि लुम्बिनीलाई श्रद्धा गर्ने मुलुक हो। त्यसैगरी अमेरिका, युरोप तथा अस्ट्रेलियामा पनि बौद्ध धर्मावलम्बीको संख्या ठूलो छ। अर्थात्, विश्वमा झण्डै दुई अर्ब मानिस बौद्ध धर्मावलम्बी होलान्। ती सबैले श्रद्धा गर्ने स्थल लुम्बिनी नेपालमा छ। नेपालजस्तो अविकसित मुलुकका निमित्त यो ठूलो पुँजी हो। तर यति महत्वपूर्ण पुँजीलाई पनि हामीले जनता र मुलुकको हीतमा अहिलेसम्म पनि उपयोग गर्न सकेका छैनौ। यो लाजैमर्दो विषय हो। Read the rest of this entry »

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Kapilvastu Day Preparation Activity Update Notes

Posted by worldamity on November 13, 2009

6 December:

1. Radio Himali Sworaharu interview on Kapilvastu Day: Interview with Ram Kumar

2.  Kapilvastu Day in Nort America: in Nepali and in English

3. Kapilvastu Day Marked in UBC: http://nsaubc.org/?q=node/44

1  December:

Kapilvastu Day in Sworna Sikhsa Eng. Sec. School accomplished: https://worldamity.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/kapilvastu-day-in-sworna-sikhsa-eng-sec-school-accomplished/

30 November:

1. Discussion Programme organized in Vancouver to mark Kapilvastu Day: Vancouvour programme

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