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Lumbini to be developed as Int’l Peace City

Posted by worldamity on April 28, 2010

KATHMANDU, April 27: The legislature-parliament on Tuesday passed a resolution to direct the government to develop Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, as an International Peace City in the next three years.

The proposal which was tabled by Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Dip Kumar Upadhayay (Lamichhane), who represents from Kapilvastu district, was unanimously passed in parliament.

“The parliament directs the government to develop Lumbini and Kapilvastu, where Buddha spent his life, as an International Peace City by carrying out an integrated development plan comprising areas including Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Araurakot, Sarhawa, Sisahaniya, Devdaha and Ramgram,” the resolution read.

The House also directed the government to mobilize national as well as international support to complete the Lumbini Development Master Plan and form a standing committee to monitor the progress on the implementation of the directive. Read the rest of this entry »

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लुम्बिनीलाई ‘अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय शान्ति शहर’ बनाऊ

Posted by worldamity on April 28, 2010

काठमाडौं, वैशाख १४ – तीन बर्षभित्र लुम्बीनी क्षेत्रलाई ‘अन्तराष्ट्रिय शान्ति शहर’को रुपमा विकास गर्न संसदले सरकारलाई निर्देशन दिएको छ । संसदले मंगलबार सर्वसम्मतिले एक संकल्प प्रस्ताव पारित गर्दै अधुरो रहेको लुम्बिनी विकास गुरुयोजनालाई पनि तीन बर्षको समय भित्र पुरा गरिसक्न भनेको छ ।

विश्व शान्तिका अग्रदूत गौतम बुद्घको जन्मस्थल लुम्बीनी क्रिडास्थल कपिलवस्तु (तिलौराकोट, कुदान, गोटिहवा, निग्लीहवा, अरौराकोट, सारहवा एवं सिसहनिय) देवदह, रामग्राम समेतको एकिकृत विकास गरी अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय शान्ति शहर बनाउनुपर्ने संकल्प संसदको छ । विश्व शान्ति केन्द्रको  रुपमा विकास गर्ने यो कामका लागि राष्ट्रिय अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय सबै सयोग परिचालन गर्दै समयभित्र सक्न संसदले सरकारलाई निर्देशन दिएको छ ।

यो निर्देशन पालन भए नभएको अनुगमनका लागि संसदमा एउटा स्याथी समिति निर्माण गरिने भएको छ । ‘सभामुखको अध्यक्षता रहने यो समितिलाई पछि पूर्णता दिइनेछ’ काग्रेस सभासद् दीपकुमार उपाध्ययाले भने,’लुम्बीनीलाई अन्तराष्ट्रिय शान्ति शहर बनाउने बिषयमा सबै दलको एकमत छन् ।’

सभासद् उपाध्यायले  संसदमा पेश गरेको संकल्प प्रस्तावलाई सर्वसम्मतिले अनुमोदन गरेको  थियो । अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय रुपमा ख्याती प्राप्त गरेको स्थान भए पनि लुम्बिनीको त्यो अनुसार विकास नभएकोले यसलाई बिषेश प्राथमकिता दिनुपरेको सभासद् उपाध्यायले जानकारी दिए ।

‘सबैको लुम्बिनीलाई विकास गर्ने र शान्ति केन्द्र बनाउने चाहना छ’ उनले भने, ‘तर पनि त्यो काम कहिल्यै सकारात्मक रुपमा अघि  बढेन ।’ दोस्रो विश्व बौद्घ सम्मेलनले नै लुम्बिनीलाई अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय केन्द्र बनाउने प्रस्ताव पारित गरेपनि अहिले सम्म त्यो काम सुरु नभएको उनले बताए ।

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Finally NRN Decided to Raise Voice Against Fake Lumbini

Posted by worldamity on April 27, 2010

In the process of preparation to celebrate Kapilvastu Day Globally first time on 1st of December, 2009  – with objectives to spread Buddha messages all over the world to enhance world peace, to work together with other organizations working for the peace of the world, campaign to clear all sorts of misinformation among world citizens related with birth place of Buddha – NRN was asked to give their hands. NRN was positive, but could not show its solidarity in the movement. After five months of our proposal to help in Kapilvastu Day Movement, the 1st Task Force Team meeting of the NRNA Task Force on promotion of Nepal Abroad decided to raise voice against fake Lumbini. Under the decision (6) Nepal Promotional Activities of the TFT, these two points are in this issue:

C) Campaign Adoption for Nepal Promotion: Buddha Nepal Campaign

The chair explained members about the Buddha Nepal Campaign. As NRN Korea is going to propose adoption of this as the ICC project, TFT should be ready to conduct this campaign in near future. The meeting decided to support acceptance of “Buddha Nepal Campaign” after the proposal is received by the ICC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Scholar’s Comment Regarding the British Confirmation

Posted by worldamity on April 26, 2010

Following is a scholar’s comment regarding the British confirmation:

Here is the factual evidence that the Lumbini site was well known to the Nepal authorities long before Dr Fuhrer first entered Nepali territory in March 1895::

  1. I attach a copy of the family seal of the Palpa rajas, of whom the last, Raja Prithvi Pal Sen or Sena, was overthrown by the Gorkas in 1801. You will see that at the centre of the seal is a Buddhist stupa complete up harmika umbrella and central axis. This indicates that they regarded themselves as protectors of the Buddhist stupas within their territory in the tarai.
  2. You will that the upper section of the broken Ashokan pillar at Nigliva Sagar near Taulihawa carries a second inscription reading Sri Ripa Malla siram jayatu. Likewise at Lumbini. So Raja Ripu Malla in the fourteenth century clearly knew of the significance of Lumbini.
  3. General Khadga Shumsher Rana, exiled to the Western Tarai by his younger brother Prime Minister Bir Shumsher and Read the rest of this entry »

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Life of Buddha

Posted by worldamity on April 26, 2010

This clip could mean something to you.

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British Archeologists confirm Lumbini as Buddha’s birthplace

Posted by worldamity on April 22, 2010

British Archeologists say, indeed, Buddha was born in Nepal.

Finally, British archeologists have determind that Lord Buddha was, indeed, born in Tilaurakot of Lumbini in Nepal. In a 13-foot-deep trench beneath a swatch of gentle woodland, Bradford’s Robin Coningham and Armin Schmidt over the past three years have unearthed artifacts demonstrating that the site was inhabited during the Buddha’s lifetime and perhaps even earlier. The key, Coningham said, was pieces of ceramic painted greyware, used in South Asia between the 9th and 6th centuries B.C. “The site is clearly right at the center of the Buddhist holy land,” Coningham said in an interview. “It’s the only fortified site, it’s the only urban site around and there are no rivals in the region.” But wait, for although Nepal has charged that the earlier Indian work was politically motivated, India will likely say the same now, writes Guy Gugliotta of the Washington Post. Full story follows: (Story Courtesy of Washington Post, April 23/01)

By Guy Gugliotta
He was born in a tiny town called Lumbini, in what is now southern Nepal. He could both walk and speak at birth. He told his mother that he had come to relieve the world of all suffering.

He was called Siddhartha — “he who has attained his goals” — and lived in the city of Kapilavastu until he was 29, when he left home to seek his destiny as the Buddha — “the Enlightened One” — founder of one of the world’s great religions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Protest Against Fake Kapilvastu

Posted by worldamity on April 22, 2010

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भारतले गरेको ग्राण्ड डिजाईन

Posted by worldamity on April 22, 2010

भारतले गरेका ग्राण्ड डिजाइनका चार संबेदनशील क्लिपहरु:

प्रथम भाग

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तेरो-मेरो होइन बिन्ती!

Posted by worldamity on April 20, 2010

बुद्धको सन्तान हामी शान्त जीवन बाँचौ ।
संसारकै अग्लो शिर सधैं उच्च राखौं ।

मधेशमा बस्यौ हामी भयौ मधेशी
पहाडमा जन्म्यौ हामी भयौ पहाडी
पूर्व-पश्चिम हुर्केका छौ कोही हिमाली
कालोगोरो बर्ण हाम्रो सबै नेपाली ।

कुमार्गलाई आजै त्यागी सुमार्गमा लागौ ।
कुबुद्धिलाई आजै छाडि सुबुद्धिले सोचौ । Read the rest of this entry »

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बुद्ध जन्मस्थलका आधारहरु

Posted by worldamity on April 17, 2010

By दिवस ढकाल

बौद्ध ग्रन्थ अनुसार सिद्धार्थ राजकुमारकी हजुरआमा लुम्बिनी नामले परिचित भएकोले कपिलवस्तु र देवदहबीच अवस्थित दुबै देशको साझा यस रमणीय उद्दानको नाम कालान्तरमा लुम्बिनी रहन गयो । तिब्बती मूल स्रोत अनुसार लुम्बिनीको अर्थ ‘नगरकी भद्र महिला’ भन्ने हुन्छ भने बौद्ध साहित्यिक स्रोतहरूले लुम्बिनीलाई ‘प्रदिमोक्ष वन’ भनी स्वर्गका ईन्द्रको बगैंचा ‘चित्तलता वन’ संग तुलना गरेको पाइन्छ । बुद्धकालीन भारतीय भूगोललाई अध्ययन गर्दा यसले प्राचीन व्यापारिक मार्ग ‘उत्तरापथ’ को प्रतिनिधित्व गरेको बोध हुन्छ । सुरूमा यस ठाउंलाई रूमनदेइ भनियो र पछि यही नै रूपन्देही हुन पुग्यो । पुरात्तत्त्वविद्हरूले उत्खनन्बाट प्राप्त पुरातात्त्विक सामाग्रीहरूको निर्माणकाल करिब सय बर्ष अघिदेखि नै मानिसहरूको त्यस ठाउंमा बसोबास भएको बुझिन्छ । लुम्बिनी भैरहवादेखि करिब २२ किलोमिटर दक्षिण-पश्चिममा अवस्थित छ ।

बुद्धले महापरिनिर्वाण अगाडि आफ्ना शिष्य आनन्दलाई चार ठाउंलाई तीर्थस्थलका रूपमा स्वीकार्नु भन्नुभएको थियो । ती चार तीर्थस्थलहरूमा – बुद्ध जन्म भएको – लुम्बिनी, ऊहांले ज्ञान प्राप्त गर्नुभएको ठाउं – बोधगया, पहिले उपदेश दिएको – सारनाथ र महापरिनिर्वाण भएको ठाउं – कुशीनगर हुन् । तसर्थ बुद्धको महापरिनिर्वाणपछि वा बुद्धधर्मको विकाससगैं यी ठाउंहरूको महत्त्व बढ्दै गई तीर्थयात्रीहरूको भ्रमण गर्ने परम्परा शुरू भयो । ई.सं. २४९ मा भारत जम्बुद्विपका सम्राट् अशोक आफ्ना गुरू उपगुप्तसंग नेपालको लुम्बिनी, गोटीहवा र निग्लिहवा आएको पुरातात्त्विक प्रमाणहरु पाइन्छन् । यसै क्रममा उनले गोटीहवा पुगी क्रकुछन्द बुद्धको निर्वाण स्तूप भएका ठाउंमा अशोकले स्तम्भ गाडेको पुरातात्त्विक प्रमाण पाइन्छ । यो अभिलेख सहितको स्तम्भ अहिले निग्लिहवामा छ । क्रकुछन्द बुद्ध जन्मिएको ठाउंमा अहिले अभिलेख नभेटिए पनि निग्लिहवामा अभिलेखसहित स्तम्भ छ र यस अभिलेखलाई विभिन्न विद्वानहरू इ.जे. थोमस, डा.ए. फुहरर, भि. स्मिथ र भुवनलाल प्रधानले आफ्नै तरिकाबाट व्याख्या गरेका भएपनि जी. बुहलरका अनुसार “देवताहरूका प्रिय प्रियदर्शी राजा अशोकले राज्याभिषेक भएको चौधौं बर्षमा कनकमुनि बुद्धको स्तूप दोब्बर ठूलो बनाउन लगाइबक्स्यो र २० औं बर्षमा आफै आई पूजा गरी यो शिलास्तम्भ खडा गर्न लगाइबक्स्यो ।“ अशोकले लुम्बिनी आई भगवान् बुद्ध जन्मेको ठाउंमा धर्मचिन्ह शिलास्तम्भ अभिलेख राख्न लगाए । देवताहरूको प्रियदर्शी राजाले आफ्नो राज्याभिषेकको २० बर्षपछि लुम्बिनीमा आफै आएर पुजा गरे । यही ठाउंमा शाक्यमुनि बुद्ध जन्मेका थिए भन्ने बेहोराको शिलास्तम्भ पनि ठड्याए । यस ठाउंमा बुद्ध भगवानको जन्म भएकोले लुम्बिनीग्रामका बासिन्दालाई करमुक्त गरिदिए । हुन त Read the rest of this entry »

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PBS Aired the Video “The Buddha” With Mixed Information

Posted by worldamity on April 8, 2010

The PBS in USA aired the Buddha Documentary I part last  night. There were lots of campaigns against PBS suggesting either to stop airing the video or to correct the wrong information about Buddha in the video. Specially the campaigns were concentrated in International Social Network Facebook.  It  is airing II part tonight. It aired  last night with mixed  information. It says both ‘his mother, a queen of small Indian kingdom“, ‘great Indian sage’ and “In Southern Nepal, at the foot of the Himalayas, is one of the world’s holiest places, Lumbini where, according to the sacred tales, the Buddha was born.The campaigners were optimistic with their campaigns as PBS is considered as reputed company, however; due to the time constrain money matter seemed to be more important than the factual information to PBS as well.

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Posted by worldamity on April 8, 2010

[We are re-posting this posting from “The Himalayan Voice” thinking that it could be helpful to create network among groups dedicated for the real identity of Kapilvastu and Lumbini and other related issues.]

[ We can not leave Tilaurakot without seeing a “ terracotta seal engraved with — “Sa – ka – na – sya” which means ‘it belonged to the Sakyas’. Archaeologists have dated it falling in between 2nd  and 5th Century B. C. We do not insist that present Tilaurakot must have been the ancient Kapilvastu but what we hold is that there are lots of evidences down there which suggest present Tilaurakot is the ancient Kapilvastu. Piprahawa vase photo courtesy:Santuttho 2008]

Dear Kapilvastu Forum,

Many thanks for your comment on our postings in connection with the Buddha birth place Lumbini, Tilaurakot, Aligadhwa of Uttar Pradesh and  also some other stuff media have reported recently. We post relevant issues concerning the entire Himalayan region, no matter which country they originate from. Yes, we really do.

Now coming to the point, we do not believe there was any India or Nepal in the Buddha’s time so it is unnecessary to point out in the present context that ‘the Buddha was born in a small Indian kingdom’. It is absolutely wrong because we are talking of the Buddha today. There is no denying   that Kapilvastu was a relatively weak and small kingdom but it is also unfair to claim that there was any country like India in the Buddha’s time. But it is of course yes, there were, Mala, Magadha, Kosala, Kalinga, Sravasti etc. and Kapilvastu also. Read the rest of this entry »

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MAYADEVI TEMPLE: Recent discoveries and its Implications on history of Building at Lumbini

Posted by worldamity on April 7, 2010

By Prof. Sudarshan Raj Tiwari[1]

[This article is written from different perspective and discussed in it some important issues and  evidences found recently in Lumbini.]


The garden of Lumbini and its beauty attracted Queen Mayadevi for a rest 2500 years ago as she was on her way to maternal home from Kapilvastu. The beauty and spiritual serenity of Lumbini garden formed the backdrop to the birth of Lord Buddha and Buddhism. Since then it has remained a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists as well as others who seek peace and universal understanding.

Since the acceptance of the Master Plan for the Development of Lumbini prepared by Prof. Kenzo Tange in 1978, Lumbini, the birthday of Lord Buddha, has been the scene of activities designed and executed to develop it as an international pilgrimage and tourist centre. Most of these activities, however, were located outside the central circular levee designated as the Sacred Garden in the Master Plan. This sacred garden and its conservation and reconstruction form the crux of the philosophical continuance of Lumbini as a pilgrimage site. Any misconceived approach will bring forth the wrath of world criticism at the same time leading to the destruction of a prime heritage of the world and of Nepal in particular. The current archeological excavations and its natural follow-up – the conservation activities on Mayadevi Temple – can be one such action, which depending upon how it is done, can be a matter of great irrevocable regret or a one to set the trend for all activities to come in future in this area.

The Master Plan report (Tange, 1978) recognized then that.” one important decision which awaits the outcome of archaeological research is whether to keep the ‘Nativity Sculpture’ in its original location or to remove it to the museum. If it is found that the village, which will be undergoing excavation until 1980, is really the exact location of the nativity, efforts must be made to display the nativity sculpture there and not in the museum”. Here Prof. Tange already appears to have assumed that the Mayadevi temple is not where the image belongs.  About the physical structure of the temple itself, the Master Plan goes on to recommend that “structure on the grade shall be removed and ancient foundation work and basements are to be restored”. At that time the decision had not been made as to up to ‘ which period to be finally preserved for display among multiple layers of remains extending various historical periods’ and about ‘preservation techniques such as chemical treatment to improve durability of ancient bricks, or use of new bricks as substitute for the old to restore original structure’. Read the rest of this entry »

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संचारकर्मी र कलमकर्मीहरुद्धारा प्रसंशनीय कार्यको शुरुवात

Posted by worldamity on April 5, 2010

By रामकुमार श्रेष्ठ

हामी नेपाली भनेर त्यस बेलासम्म भन्न पाउनेछौं जुन बेलासम्म नेपाल एउटा स्वाभिमान देशको रुपमा रहिरहन्छ । नेपालको अस्तित्व समाप्त भएको खण्डमा हामी नेपाली भन्ने अबसरबाट बन्चित हुनेछौं । कुनै पनि देशको सरकारको एउटा प्रमुख कार्य भनेकै राष्ट्रियताको संरक्षण गर्नु र देशभित्र शान्ति अमन चयन कायम गर्नु हो । संक्रमण काल भएको कारण शान्ति सुरक्षाको सवालमा लचकता देखाउन सकिन्छ सरकारद्धारा  उद्धेस्य प्राप्त गर्न नसकेको खण्डमा, तर राष्ट्रियताको सवालमा सबैभन्दा पहिला सरकार बोल्नै पर्ने हुन्छ । यो सर्ब मान्य कुरा हो जुनसुकै देशको लागि पनि, तर वारंवार सीमा अतिक्रमणका घटनाहरु भएका छन; सीमा क्षेत्रमा वलात्कार लगायतका अनगिन्ति आमानवीय घटनाहरु भएका छन; वारंवार हतियार सहित भारतीय प्रहरीहरु नेपाल छिरेका छन; बिना अनुमति भारतीय लडाकु विमान नेपाली भूभागमा उडेका छन; भारतीय सेनापतिले नेपाली शान्ति प्रकृयामा अवरोध पुग्ने किसिमका गंभीर आपत्तिजनक कुरा उठाएका छन; अमेरिकाबाट प्रकाशित हुने न्यूजवीक साप्ताहिकका सम्पादक, अन्तराष्ट्रिय गतिविधिका नियमित लेखक तथा अमेरिकी टेलिभिजन च्यानल सीएनएनका संचालक फरिद जकरियाले आफ्नो पछिल्लो पुस्तक अमेरिका पछिको विश्व  (The Post American World) को १५४ पृष्ठको अन्तिम प्याराग्राफमा “बुद्ध भारतीय थिए र बुद्धिज्म भारतमा पत्ता लगाइएको थियो” भनी उल्लेख गरेका छन (यसबारेको समाचार हेर्न यहाँ क्लिक गर्नुहोस) र हालसालै भारतले सगरमाथा पनि भारतमा नै पर्छ भन्ने अभियान शुरु गरेको छ, भारतले  करोडौं रुपयाँ खर्च गरेर नक्कली कपिलबस्तु २०१२ मा सकाउने गरी अधिकांश कार्य सकाउन लागिसक्यो, गुगलमा बुद्धको जन्मस्थल खोज्दा भारत देखाउँथ्यो, PBS जस्तो ठूलो कंपनीले “The Buddha” भिडिओ सार्वजनिक गर्ने समय आइसक्यो बुद्धलाई उही भारतीय परिचय दिंदै, तर सरकार आँफै यस्ता संबेदनशील बिषयहरुमा बोल्न पर्नेमा जन दबाब, संचारकर्मी र कलमकर्मीहरुको दबाबका बाबजूद पनि सुने नसुने झैं, थाहै नपाए झै गरी बसेको देखिनु आस्चर्यको कुरा हो । यस्ता कुरामा सरकार आँफै अग्रसर हुँदा समस्या समाधानका संभाबना जति सहज हुन्छ त्यत्ति सहज अरुले गर्दा हुन सक्तैन । र पनि नेपाली जनता आ-आफ्नै किसिमले आफ्नो राष्ट्रियताको संरक्षणको लागि जतिसुकै समस्या सामना गर्न परे पनि संघर्षरत देखिन्छन । Read the rest of this entry »

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Buddha was Born in Nepal “Google Mistake”

Posted by worldamity on April 3, 2010

We had already news on this “Google Corrected its Mistake (Breaking News)”

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भारतले बनाउँदै गरेको नक्कली लुम्बिनीको नालिबेली भाग-१, २, ३ र ४

Posted by worldamity on April 3, 2010

आउनुहोस यी सनसनीपूर्ण क्लिप हेरौं (भारतले बनाउँदै गरेको नक्कली लुम्बिनीको नालिबेली भाग-१:

भारतले बनाउँदै गरेको नक्कली लुम्बिनीको नालिबेली भाग-२

भारतले बनाउँदै गरेको नक्कली लुम्बिनीको नालिबेली भाग-३

भारतले बनाउँदै गरेको नक्कली लुम्बिनीको नालिबेली भाग-४

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भारतले बनाउँदै गरेको नक्कली लुम्बिनीको नालिबेली

Posted by worldamity on April 3, 2010

नक्कली कामको लागि माहिर मानिएको भारतले नक्कली कपिलबस्तु कसरी बनाएर विस्वलाई कसरी दिग्भ्रमित तुल्याउने दुस्प्रयास गर्दैछ त
छ त? तर पनि नेपाल सरकार हामी नेपाली कबी भूपी शेरचनले भने झैं खरबारी वरिपरि आगलागी हुँदा पनि मस्तीले सुतिरहेछौं र आ-आफ्नै डम्फू बजाउन ब्यस्त छौं । गत हप्ता मात्र विद्यावारिदि गरेका कारण आफूलाई खूब विद्धान ठान्ने एक जनासंग यही बिषयमा छलफल हुँदा “हामी भारतले गरेको कुरा गलत प्रमाणित गर्नुभन्दा हामी हाम्रो कुरालाई ठीक भनी प्रमाणित गरौं न” भन्ने जस्ता हास्यास्पद अभिब्यक्ति ब्यक्त पो गर्न पुगे । यस किसिमका विद्धानहरु भेटिएको पहिलो पटक थिएन र बेला बेलामा भेटघाट भैरहन्छन् । यस किसिमका संबेदनशील बिषयहरु ओझेलमा पर्नुमा हाम्रा राजनीतिज्ञहरु मात्र नभएर यस किसिमका तथाकथित विद्धानहरुको समेत देन रहेको देखिन्छ । जे होस, आउनुहोस यो क्लिप हेरौं:

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तिलौराकोट नै प्राचीन कपिलवस्तु

Posted by worldamity on April 2, 2010

By शशी थापा (पण्डित)

नेपालको लुम्बिनी अञ्चलको कपिलवस्तु जिल्लामा पर्ने तिलौराकोट एक प्राचीन पुरातात्त्विक महत्त्वपूर्ण स्थल हो । कपिलवस्तु जिल्लाको सदरमुकाम तौलिहवाबाट चार किलोमिटर उत्तर वाणगङ्गा नदीको नजिकै पूर्वतिर अवस्थित उक्त क्षेत्रमा लुम्बिनी विकास कोष र नेपाल पुरातत्व विभागको सक्रियतामा उत्खनन कार्य भइरहेको छ । उत्खनन् कार्यव्ाट उक्त क्षेत्र वरिपरिका विभिन्न भग्नावशेष दिनदिनै देखा परिरहेका छन् । प्राप्त भग्नावशेषहरूले गर्दा उक्त क्षेत्र गौतम बुद्धले व्ाल्यवस्था र युवा अवस्था गरी २९ वर्ष बिताएको बाबु राजा शुद्धोधनको दरबार नै थियो भन्ने कुरा सप्रमाण बताउन सकिने आधार हुन् ।

साहित्यिक ग्रन्थका अनुसार पुष्टि ः व्ौद्ध ग्रन्थहरूमा उल्लेख भएका किम्बदन्तीअनुसार कौशल देशका राजा ओक्काकोका जेठी रानीपट्टकिा चार छोरा र पाँच छोरीलाई देश निकाला गरेपछि उत्तरतिर भागिरथी नदीको किनारमा कपिलमुनिको आश्रम आई बसेका थिए र उनै ऋषिको सहयोगमा सालको वृक्ष फाँडी राज्य स्थापना गरेका थिए । पछि जेठी छोरी पि्रयाले आˆनो चार बहिनीलाई चार भाइसँग विवाह गरी दिएको उल्लेख छ । इसापूर्व कालमा स्थापना भई आठौँ सतौँ शताव्दीमा गङ्गाको उत्तरपट्ट िसमुन्नत अवस्थामा पुगेको थियो । कपिलमुनिको नामबाट रहन गएको उक्त क्षेत्रलाई मालालासेकेराले १९८३ एक टिप्पणीमा कपिलापुर वा कपिलाभयापुर उल्लेख गरेका छन् । कतै कपिवत्थु हुँदै कपिलवस्तु राज्य रहन पुग्यो भनि उल्लेख गरिएको पाइन्छ । इ.पू. छैठौँ शताव्दीतिर कोशलका राजा विरुढकद्वारा क्षतविक्षत भएपछि जमिनमुनि अज्ञात अवस्थामा भग्नावशेषको रूपमा लामो समयसम्म पुरिएर रहन यो । Read the rest of this entry »

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An Open Letter to PBS

Posted by worldamity on April 2, 2010

The David Grubin Productions,
125 West 94th Street, New York, NY 10025

Dear Sir,

Many thanks for making a documentary film on the Buddha, the Prince of Peace and Compassion. We would particularly like to thank the award-wining filmmaker David Grubin for making a film on such a matter of profound significance. We also understand the film is being aired by PBS – Public Broadcasting Service – on April 7th, 2010 with its nearly 360 member stations all over the United States of America and 110 million people through their local stations and nearly 19 million people online are expected to watch it.

We also watched the posted preview trailer of the film which starts with a fairly nice background of how the Buddha was conceived by his mother. There we heard a narrator as saying, ‘the Buddha was born in a small Indian kingdom’. Read the rest of this entry »

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