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कपिलबस्तु: प्राचिन र बर्तमान

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 28, 2011

सन् १८१६ को सुघौली सन्धीपछि नेपाल र भारत  ईस्ट इण्डिया कम्पनीका वीचमा सीमाड्ढन हुँदा प्राचीन कपिलवस्तुको दक्षिणतिरको करिब आधा जस्तो भू-भाग भारतमा पर्यो । त्यसैले मगध नरेश अशोकले पुनर्निर्माण गरेका पुराना गुम्बा र बौद्ध बिहारहरु, भिक्षु आवास गृह, प्रार्थना प्रवचन तथा सभास्थलहरुका भग्नावशेषहरु, बस्ति, नौगढ महाराजगंज जिल्लामा भेटिन्छन् । श्रावस्ती, कुशीनगर, बैशाली राजगृह, पाटलीपुत्र, सारनाथ, बोधगया यात्राका क्रममा गौतम बुद्ध बाटोमा बिश्राम गर्ने ठाँउहरुमा निर्मित कतिपय स्तूपहरु भविष्यमा अरु पनि भेटिन सक्ने संभावनालाई इन्कार गर्न सकिन्न । तिनैलाई लिएर भारतले कथित कपिलवस्तु र कपिलवस्तुको राजधानी भन्नु पुच्छरले सिंगो शरिरको दम्भगर्नु जस्तै हो ।

कवि माधव घिमिरेद्धारा रचित “गाँउछ गीत नेपाली ज्योतिको पंख उचाली” भन्ने लोकप्रिय राष्ट्रिय गीतबाट “बुद्धले यही ल्याएथे शान्तिको पहिलो बिहान” जस्ता नेपालको बुद्ध भन्ने महत्वपूर्ण वाक्यांश हटाई ने.टि.भी. र रेडियो नेपालबाट प्रसारण गराउन थालियो ।

बिपक्षीमा मन्त्री परिषद्को सचिवालय, प्रधान मन्त्रीको कार्यालय, शिक्षा मन्त्रालय संस्क्रिति मन्त्रालय, त्रिभूवल बिश्व बिद्यालय-अंग्रेजी बिषय समिति, संस्क्रिति  बिषय समिति र इतिहास बिषय समितिलाई राख्न बाध्य हुन पर् यो । उत्प्रेषण रिट दिएको एक महिनापछि पाठ्यक्रमबाट उक्त अंश हटाएर पढाउने निर्णय त्रि.बि.बि. ले गर् यो ।  
नारायणप्रसाद पौडेल
(लेखक लुम्बिनि कपिलवस्तु बचाऔ अभियानका अध्यक्ष हुनुहुन्छ र यो लेख धेरै पहिला लेखिएको कारण नेपालको परिबर्तित सन्दर्भमा कतिपय कुरा असान्दर्भिक देखिए तापनि सामग्रीको एतिहासिकता कायम गर्न परिवर्तन नगरी यथाबत राखिएको छ । )     

कपिलवस्तु शांख्य दर्शनका प्रणेता कपिलमूनिको तपोवन । कपिलवस्तु शाक्यबंशीय राजा शुद्धोधनको राजधानी । कपिलवस्तु सिद्धार्थ गौतम बुद्धले २९ बर्षसम्म जीवनयापन गरेको ठाउँ । कपिलवस्तु
लुम्बिनी अन्चलको एउटा जिल्ला । यसको इतिहास नेपालभन्दा पुरानो छ । बुद्धभन्दा जेठो छ । कपिलवस्तु नेपाल नजानेकोले पनि जानेको छ । नेपाल नसुनेकोले पनि सुनेको छ । बरु नेपाल
भित्रैका कपिलवस्तु जिल्ला भित्रैका बासिन्दाका लागि कपिलवस्तु अपरिचित होला, हुन पनि सक्छ, तर पुरातत्वबिद्, इतिहासकार, सांस्क्रितिक अन्वेषणकर्ता, बुद्ध धर्मावलम्बी, भौतिकवादी,
मानव अधिकारवादी, बिश्व शान्ति र समानताका पक्षपाति अहिंसा र असांप्रदायिक बिचारका अनुयायिका लागि कपिलवस्तु  प्रेरणाको श्रोत हो । कपिलवस्तु प्राचीन सभ्यता र संस्क्रितिको
अमूल्य नीधि हो । नेपाल र नेपालीको गौरव हो  कपिलवस्तु । समग्रमा भन्नु पर्दा संसारलाई दुई-दुईवटा दार्शनिक दिने ठाउँको नाउँ हो  कपिलवस्तु । संसारलाई हेर्ने दुईवटा आँखा
दिने यस्तो ठाउँ शायदै अन्त कतै भेटिएला । पुरातात्विक संग्रहालय हो कपिलवस्तु । डेढ अरब बुद्ध धर्मावलम्बीहरुको पवित्र आस्थाको केन्द्र हो  कपिलवस्तु । धार्मिक तीर्थस्थल हो कपिलवस्तु ।

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Brains of Buddhist monks scanned in meditation study

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 27, 2011

By Matt Danzico

In a laboratory tucked away off a noisy New York City street, a soft-spoken neuroscientist has been placing Tibetan

The study peers into brains of monks

Buddhist monks into a car-sized brain scanner to better understand the ancient practice of meditation.

But could this unusual research not only unravel the secrets of leading a harmonious life but also shed light on some of the world’s more mysterious diseases?

Zoran Josipovic, a research scientist and adjunct professor at New York University, says he has been peering into the brains of monks while they meditate in an attempt to understand how their brains reorganise themselves during the exercise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buddha

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 27, 2011

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Nepal-India Boarder History: 800 BC to 2011

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 25, 2011

[We decided to keep all these information without correction so that readers could go through them and use their intellectual muscles to correct them in different ways – KDM Team]
800 BC-2011  Search other dates

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Why Buddhism?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 24, 2011

by Venerable Thubten Chodron©
Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre, Singapore

[ RealAudio files ]

Part 1: We are encouraged to think for ourselves. Buddhism is not dogmatic, depends on reason, does not expect blind faith, does not contradict science.
[19 min] : Download | Listen

Part 2: We are encouraged to integrate the teachings into our life. Buddhism provides a step-by-step method for working with our mind to achieve internal peace.
[21 min] : Download | Listen

Part 3: We have the power and ability to change our lives – we create the causes for what we experience. Everybody is equal; nobody is inherently evil. Emphasizes respect for all religions and their followers. Shows how to go beyond the happiness and suffering of this life.
Concluding remarks.
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Eco-Buddhism: A Sustainable Enlightenment

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 23, 2011

By John Stanley and David Loy

It may seem impossible to imagine that a technologically advanced society could choose, in essence, to destroy itself, but that is what we are now in the process of doing. –Elizabeth Kolbert, Field Notes from a Catastrophe

Looking again and again at that which cannot be looked at,
Unseeable reality is seen just as it is.
–Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, Mahamudra Aspiration Prayer

The first of these statements describes the apparent death wish of industrial civilization, while the second describes the deep meditative experience of a 13th century Buddhist master. We in theEcobuddhism project understand the present as an historical period of existential and spiritual crisis, when such apparent opposites have something crucial to say to each other.

The Rise and Fall of Western Enlightenment

The “enlightenment” recognized by mainstream Western culture was a cultural shift in the 17th century — from religious belief to trust in mechanistic science and secular humanism. Since then we have understood nature and ourselves to be machine-like. The industrial growth society is a product of that Cartesian worldview. Over the last 60 years, the fetish of limitless economic growth has driven us faster and further than ever before. This is a society that cannot stop to ask sincerely where it is going.

At the end of the hottest decade on record, we are surrounded by unprecedented droughts, floods, crop losses and technological accidents. The mainstream media, still peddling “classical” economics, ignores either climate science or clean energy as legitimate subjects of interest. It fails to join up the dots for people on the most important issue of our time: the survival of life on Earth.Scientific findings and warnings are relentlessly subverted by fossil fuel corporations, who spend many millions of dollars to manufacture doubt about global warming, distort the democratic process and safeguard the very energy infrastructure that caused the crisis. It is beginning to look as if western enlightenment has run its course — that it will fail to prevent the collapse of civilization. Read the rest of this entry »

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अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय बौद्ध संस्कृति सम्मेलन सुरु

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 23, 2011

१० वैशाख, ललितपुर । संस्कृति सम्पदाको संरक्षण एवम् विविध बुद्धधर्म, संस्कृतिसम्बन्धी अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय बौद्ध संस्कृति सम्मेलन शनिबारबाट सुरु भएको छ ।

विभिन्न १८ वटा सङ्घसंस्थाको सहयोगमा लोटस रिसर्च सेन्टरले आयोजना गरेको सम्मेलनमा नेपालसहित भारत, अमेरिका, जापान, जर्मनी, अष्ट्रेलियाका ५० भन्दा बढी बौद्ध विद्वान तथा प्राध्यापकहरुको सहभागिता छ । सम्मेलनमा बुद्धधर्म र संकृतिसम्बन्धी विदेशी विज्ञहरुबाट १३ र नेपाली विज्ञहरुबाट १७ वटा गरी ३० वटा कार्यपत्र प्रस्तुत गरिने जनाइएको छ ।

सम्मेलन उद्घाटन गर्दै लुम्बिनी बौद्ध विश्वविद्यालयका उपकुलपति डा. त्रिरत्न मानन्धरले बुद्धधर्मको अध्ययन अनुसन्धान गर्नु आमनेपालीको दायित्व भएको बताउनुभयो । आयोजक लोटस रिसर्च सेन्टरका महासचिव सुरेन्द्रमान बज्राचार्यले राष्ट्रिय अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय बौद्ध धर्माबलम्बीको सहभागिता रहेको सम्मेलनमा नेवारी बौद्ध संस्कृति परम्पराको संरक्षणका विषयमा समेत छलफल हुने बताउनुभयो ।

बुद्धधर्ममा तीन किसिमका धर्मालम्वीहरु क्रमशः लामा, भिक्षु र उपत्यकाका नेवार समुदायले मनाउने भिन्न किसिमका बौद्ध परम्परालाई विदेशी सामु दर्शाउन सम्मेलन बढी केन्दि्रत हुने बताइएको छ । सम्मेलनमा बुद्धधर्मसम्बन्धी परम्परा, वाद्यवादन तथा चर्यानृत्य प्रदर्शनी, बुद्धपूजा, मण्डला गर्दा अपनाइने सामग्री तथा बौद्ध, हिन्दुलगायतका पुराना ग्रन्थहरु प्रदर्शनी गरिएको छ । रासस

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Wonderful Logo for this Year Buddha Jayanti

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 22, 2011

This year 17 may 2011 the world is celebrating Buddha Jayanti ( Buddha Purnima) in Nepal and rest of the world. 623 BC Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini Nepal – the Day was Vesaka Purnima. In this same Vesak Purnima Siddhartha Gautam attened the enlighten one in Urubela Gaya . After fourty years of enlighten one in  the same Vesak Purnima Lord Buddha attened the Mahaparinirban in Kusinara . At that time Gautam Buddha was 80 years old . So the  Vesak Purnima is coinceded three most important Day of Buddha. Then we called the Buddha Jayanti .

This year the world is preparing for the celebration to mark 2600th years of Buddha’s enlightenment and 2555th Buddha Jayanti. We received this wonderful logo from Shri Lanka with these information.

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INVITATION – 2555TH BUDDHA JAYANTI

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 17, 2011

The committee members of The Buddhist Community Centre UK (BCCUK) are organising the Lord Buddha’s Birthday (2555th Buddha Jyanti ) celebration between 10:00 to 18:00 hours on Tuesday 17th May 2011 at Bisley Pavilion, National Shooting Centre, Bisley Camp, Surrey, GU24 0NY.

 The committee members would like to invite you and all those who are interested in Buddhism.

 A free transport will be available between Brookwood Train Station and the Pavilion.

 Free entry, free refreshment and food will be provided.

 For further information please contact the following people:

 Kaji Sherpa  – 07883260721

Damar Ghale – 0776543928

Narayan Gurung  – 07723557629

Naresh Gurung – 07809678177

Pemba Lama – 07857104327

Deb Gurung – 07917464258

Gyanu Gurung – 07868983730

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2600 Sambuddha Jayanti

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 17, 2011

This is for your kind information that 2600 Sambuddha Jayanthi is going to be organized on Sunday, 29th May 2011PM at Hammersmith Town Hall. This celebration is to mark 2600th years of Buddha’s enlightenment. This celebration is being organised by UK buddhist organisations under the leadership of Sri Lankan Sangha Sabbha (UK). If you need tickets please write to Dr. Arosha Bandara, Secretary, Organising committee. Read the rest of this entry »

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Om Mani Padme Hum

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 17, 2011

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The 7 Chakras and Their Significance to Your Life

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 16, 2011

By Sadhguru, Founder of Isha Foundation

Chakras are energy centers. Although most people have heard of seven chakras, there are actually 114 in the body. The human body is a complex energy form; in addition to the 114 chakras, it also has 72,000 “nadis,” or energy channels, along which vital energy, or “prana,” moves. When the nadis meet at different points in the body, they form a triangle. We call this triangle a chakra, which means “wheel.” We call it a wheel because it symbolizes growth, dynamism and movement, so even though it is actually a triangle, we call it a chakra. Some of these centers are very powerful, while others are not as powerful. At different levels, these energy centers produce different qualities in a human being.

Fundamentally, any spiritual path can be described as a journey from the base chakra, called the “Mooladhara,” which is located at the base of the spine, to the “Sahasrar,” which located at the top of the head. This journey of movement from the Mooladhara to Sahasrar is from one dimension to another. It may happen in many different ways, and various yogic practices can effect this movement.

Mooladhara is really made up of two terms: “Moola” means the root or source, and “adhar” means the foundation. It is the very basic foundation of life. In the physical body, your energies need to be in the Mooladhara chakra to some extent. Otherwise, you cannot exist. If the Mooladhara chakra alone is dominant, food and sleep will be the predominant factors in your life. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buddha Jayanti Quizz Competition

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 11, 2011

Kapilvastu Day Movement Canada is celebrating Buddha Jayanti 2011 with different programs. In Greater Toronto Area, documentary screening on life of Buddha and an intellectual discourse followed by the movie screening would be organised. In Vancouver, Kapilvastu Day Movement and NCSBC Youth Club (NCSBC YFC) are organizing Quiz Contest on 15th of May, 2011. The Vancouver program is sponsored by PNEFA and PACE Canada College.
Program details and reading materials For the Quiz Competition:
Vancouver Program Details
First Answering Team 1 min
Next Team – 20 second each
Total Questions: 40 Questions
If there is a tie 3 questions will be provided to each team in tie until the tie breaks.
Concentrations
1.       Nepal
2.       Lumbini
3.       Kapilvastu
4.       Buddhist population in Canada
5.       Buddhist Population Worldwide
Date: May 15, 2011
Time:  1:00PM – 3PM
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चीनमा स्वयम्भूको प्रतीक निर्माण हुने

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 9, 2011

निर्मल श्रेष्ठ

हङकङ, चैत्र २४ – विश्वसम्पदामा सूचीकृत काठमाण्डौस्थित स्वयम्भूको प्रतीक अब चीनमा पनि निर्माण हुने  भएको छ । नेपाल चीन बीचको प्राचीनतम ऐतिहासिक सम्बन्ध स्मरण गराउने  प्रतिकका रुपमा हेबइ प्रान्तस्थित नानकिङगमा स्वयम्भू स्तुपा निर्माण हुने भएको हो । सन् २०१२ सम्म तयार गर्ने लक्ष्य रहेको स्तुपाको शिलान्यास आगामी वर्ष बैशाख १० गते हुने बेइजिङस्थित नेपाली दूतावासले जनाएको छ । सोसम्बन्धी सम्झौतापत्रमा सोमबार  चीनका लागि नेपाली राजदूत टंक कार्की र युन्ताइ मन्दिर व्यवस्थापन बीच हस्ताक्षर भएको हो । नेपाली प्राचीन वास्तुकला र संस्कृतिको सम्मिश्रणसहित दुरुस्तै बनाइन लागिएको उक्त प्रतिकको नाप नक्सा नेपाली प्राविधिकहरुद्वारा तयार पािरएको राजदूत कार्कीले कान्तिपुरलाई बताए । स्तुपा  निर्माणमा लाग्ने सम्पूर्ण खर्च चिनियँापक्षले व्यहोर्ने छ । ‘दुई देश बीच वर्षौदेखि रहिआएको पुरातात्विक ऐतिहासिक सम्बन्धलाई थप उजागर गर्न यसले ठूलो भुमिका खेल्नेछ,’ राजदूत कार्कीले भने, ‘अरनिको र मञ्जुश्रीले स्थापित गरेको प्राचीन सम्बन्धलाई स्मरण गराउन समेत चिनियँा पक्षले उस्तै प्रतीक निर्माण गर्न चाहेको हो ।’

नेपाली वास्तुकलाविद् अरनिकोले हुनान् वंशका सम्राट कुब्ला खँाको निर्देशनमा सन् १२७९ मा निर्माण गरेको ५०.९ मिटर अग्लो ऐतिहासिक स्वेत चैत्य बेइजिङको मुख्य आकर्षण मध्येको एक हो । यसलाई नेपाल र चीन बीचको लामो र घनिष्ठ मित्रताको प्रतिकका रुपमा लिइन्छ । चीनको राजधानी बेइजिङमा रहेको यस स्तुपामा बौद्ध धर्मसम्बन्धी प्राचीन सामाग्रीहरु सुरक्षित छन् । सान्सी प्रान्तको उथाइथानमा समेत अरनिकोले निर्माण गरेको यस्तै अर्को स्तुपा छ । ‘पञ्चशीर्ष पर्वत’ भनिने उक्त ठाउँ बौद्ध धर्मावलम्बीहरुका लागि पवित्र स्थल मानिन्छ । चीनका मञ्जुश्री पञ्चशीर्ष पर्वतबाटै नेपाल उपत्यकामा स्वयम्भू ज्योतिको दर्शनार्थ आएका थिए । उनैले  चोभारको गल्छी काटेर पानी बाहिर निकालेको किवदन्तीमा उल्लेख छ । सोहीसमय देखि नेपाल-चीन बीच सांस्कृतिक सम्बन्ध कायम भएको बताइन्छ । Read the rest of this entry »

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कलाकार प्रेमराजा महत कपिलवस्तु दिवस विश्व अभियानका सांस्कृतिक दूत घोषित

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 9, 2011

राज श्रेष्ठ, काठमाडौं चैत २६ । नेपाली लोक गायन र संगीत क्षेत्रका लोकप्रिय कलाकार प्रेमराजा महत कपिलवस्तु दिवस विश्व अभियानको तर्फबाट नेपाली संगीत र सामाजिक क्षेत्रमा उहाँले पुर् याउनु भएको योगदानको कदर स्वरुप सम्मानित हुनुभएको छ । नेपाल संयोजक निलकण्ठ उप्रेतीको सभापतित्वमा आयोजित कार्यक्रममा सार्क सल्लाहकार केदार शाक्य र विश्व सल्लाहकार डा कविताराम श्रेष्ठले उहाँलाई सम्मान गर्नुभयो । सो अवसरमा उहाँलाई अभियानको तर्फबाट कपिलवस्तु दिवस विश्व अभियानका सांस्कृतिक दूतको घोषणा पनि गरियो । उहाँ नेपाल सरकारको तर्फबाट संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिकाको मेरिल्यान्ड र पेनसिल्भानिया राज्यका लागि मानार्थ कन्सुलेट हुनुहुन्छ । कलाकार प्रेमराजा महतलाई नेपाल सरकारले पर्यटन बर्षको दूत्को रुपमा समेत घोषणा गरेको छ । कार्यक्रममा सार्क संयोजक राज श्रेष्ठले अभियानको परिचय दिनु भएको थियो भने डा कविताराम श्रेष्ठले अभियानको उद्देश्यमाथि प्रकाश पार्नु भयो । कार्यक्रमको अवसरमा सार्क सल्लाहकार केदार शाक्यज्यूबाट उहाँलाई token of love को रुपमा बुद्ध मूर्ति प्रदान गर्नु भयो भने विश्व सल्लाहकार डा। कविताराम श्रेष्ठबाट विश्व शान्तिको प्रतिकको रुपमा स्वयम्भू चैत्यको प्रतिरुप प्रदान गर्नु भयो ।
कार्यक्रममा नेपाल सल्लाहकार डा कुसुम शाक्य, चन्दा थापा, सुरेश कोइराला र हिमाल जङ्ग भण्डारीले कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानप्रति समर्थन र सदासयता प्रकट गर्नु भयो ।

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The Buddha As Icon

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 6, 2011

By Michael Brenner, Senior Fellow, the Center for Transatlantic Relations; Professor of International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

This is the season when religious symbolism is prominent — especially in the Christian world. We tend to assume that similar symbols figure in the same manner in other religions. That is not so. Buddhism is the notable example of why.

The Buddha image is the most exceptional of religious icons. Its aesthetic is unique. Sculptures, paintings and photos have made it as familiar as portraits of Jesus on the cross. Ubiquity, though, has voided it of mystery and meaning. For stylistic simplicity makes it all too easy to miss the refinements of expression that convey the essence of Buddhist cosmology. The observer thereby fails to grasp its value as an aid to meditation as well.

In the first centuries after Siddhartha’s death, the emergent spiritual movement that was early Buddhism created no images of their guide. That was not due to any prohibition on physical representations such as that laid down in Islam against depictions of Allah or Mohammed. Rather, it reflected two cardinal features of Siddhartha and the religion that he inspired. Paramount is the central fact that he was not a prophet, did not see himself as a prophet and was not viewed as a prophet by his disciples. Comparisons with the prophetic religions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism are quite beside the point. The Buddha did not claim to be a messenger for an anthropomorphic god or have special access to any sort of Supreme Being. Indeed, unlike the Hindu sages of his times he never affirmed the existence of a universal spirit or immanent consciousness. In other words, his perspective deviates from the core Vedic concepts of the individual atman as an emanation of the universal brahman. That distinction was the theological difference that has separated the two great Indian religions. Read the rest of this entry »

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BASIC BUDDHISM

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 5, 2011

Whatever the school or sect or approach, Buddhism is based on a few principles. These principles can be quite satisfying intellectually. They can seem to make pretty good common sense. But the principles of Buddhism are not aimed at satisfying the intellect so much. They are aimed at offering people a way to lead a happier and more peaceful life. To be happier and more peaceful is not an intellectual matter. It is a matter of experience.

The principles or suggestions or observations that Buddhism makes are these: First, all things change. Because all things change always, the person called “I” or “me” is constantly changing too. In fact there is no such thing as an abiding “I” or “me.” There is only change. While this  observation may make good intellectual sense, it can be pretty upsetting. If a whole life has been devoted to creating a sense of who “I” am, then realizing “I” am a figment of imagination . . . whoa mama! If I am not “I,” then who am I?

The fact that everything changes means that individuals are nudged by doubt. What was good becomes bad, what was happy becomes sad, what was true becomes false, what was birth becomes death, what was love becomes anger, what was rich becomes impoverished. The pendulum swings back and forth. Whatever its joys and sorrows, this life can be pretty uncertain. The uncertainty and doubt that change can seem to create are called suffering by Buddhists. Read the rest of this entry »

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बुद्धसँग सम्बन्धित सङ्ग्रहालय ओझेलमा

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 4, 2011

२१ चैत्र, कपिलवस्तु । संसारभरि शान्तिको सन्देश फैलाउने बुद्धसँग सम्बन्धित प्राचीनवस्तु रहेको कपिलवस्तु सङ्ग्रहालय पर्यटन वर्षमा पनि ओझेलमा पर्दै गएको छ ।

तिलौराकोट क्षेत्रमा पर्ने कपिलवस्तु सङ्ग्रहालयको हाताभित्र रहेका बुद्धकालीन सम्पदाको उचित प्रचारप्रसार र संरक्षणको अभावमा सङ्ग्रहालय ओझेलमा पर्दै गएको हो । सङ्घीय मामिला, संविधानसभा, संसदीय व्यवस्था तथा संस्कृति मन्त्रालयको मातहतमा रहेको कपिलवस्तु सङ्ग्रहालयको रेखदेखमा कमी हुँदा यो स्थान संरक्षणबिहीन बन्दै गएको हो ।

चार बिगाहा क्षेत्रफलमा फैलिएको बुद्धसँग सम्बन्धित दुई हजार ७०० वर्ष पुराना सयौँ महत्वपूर्ण ऐतिहासिक वस्तु रहेको कपिलवस्तु सङ्ग्रहालय अहिले आएर सुनसान बनेको हो । राजा शुद्धोधनको राजदरबार भएर पनि यहाँ आउने पर्यटकले उचित सेवासुविधा नपाउँदा सङ्ग्रहालयको महत्वमा कमी आएको स्थानीय बासिन्दा घनश्याम घिमिरेको भनाइ छ ।

विसं २०४१ मा सङ्ग्रहालयको स्थापना गरी प्राचीन मूर्ति, धातु, शिलापत्रलगायतका महत्वपूर्ण वस्तु यहाँ राखिएका छन् । सङ्ग्रहालयभित्र रहेका दुईदर्जन बढी मूर्ति राखिएको घरसमेत प्रयोगबिहीन बन्दै गएको छ । Read the rest of this entry »

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