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2556th Buddha Jayanti celebration and promotion of Visit Lumbini year 2012 in Sydney

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 30, 2012

Buddha Jayanti, a sacred and special day for global Buddhist communities and followers of The Lord Buddha’s teachings and message of global peace and harmony. As The Buddha was born in Lumbini Nepal in 624 BC Buddha’s birthday is more special for all The Nepalese living all over the world. As People are celebrating 2556th Buddha Jayanti globally we are also going to show our respect and pay homage to The Lord Buddha organising a special event at Tempe Reserve Sydney on 6th of May in presence of hundreds of representatives from different communities and countries with many special programs all day. This time the celebration is going to be more special here in Sydney as it is going to be organised jointly by six well known Nepalese Buddhist communities in Ausralia and we will be together with hundreds of people in this foreign land supporting Nepal government’s very special campaign to promote Buddha’s birthplace Lumbini to the world ‘Visit Lumbini Year 2012’.

 

As our team is strongly committed to share Buddha’s teachings and messages of peace and harmony to different communities as well as our new generation which is growing up in this foreign land and to promote Buddha’s birthplace  we have planned different programs suitable for them. We will be showing our respect to those who have played very important role in promoting Buddha’s peace messages and his birthplace Lumbini Nepal. Read the rest of this entry »

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लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियान इजरायल राष्ट्रिय समिति गठन

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 28, 2012

सन २०१२ सम्ममा भारतले नक्कली लुम्बिनी र कपिलवस्तु नै बनाउने कार्य सम्पन्न गर्ने किसिमले अगाडि बढ्दै अधिकांश प्राय: कार्य सम्पन्न गरेर बुद्ध जन्मस्थबारे खुलेयाम दिग्भ्रम सिर्जना गरिंदा पनि बुद्ध जन्मेकै देशका तर्फबाट भने आबाज उठेको नपाईएकोले सत्यका पर्यायबाची बुद्धको उनकै नाममा नै झुटको खेती गर्दै गरिएको यस किसिमको अपमानमा मौनता दर्शाउन नहुने ठहर गरी बिस्वभर छरिएर रहेका नेपालीहरुले इतिहासमा पहिलो पटक १ डिसेम्बर २००९ मा “कपिलवस्तु दिवस बिस्व दिवस” मनाएका थिए त्यस्को बिरोध स्वरुप । यस्लाई निरन्तरता दिने क्रममा २०१० को मै ११ र सेप्टेम्बर १६ गरी दुई चरणमा रामकुमार श्रेष्ठको बिस्व संयोजकत्वमा २१ सदस्यीय कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियान बिस्व कार्य समिति गठनपस्चात स्पेन, बेल्जियमा, वेलायत, क्यानडा, न्यूजिल्याण्ड, ताईवान, डेनमार्क, नेपाल र अस्ट्रेलिया गरी नौ देशमा राष्ट्रिय समितिहरु गठन गरिए ।
लुम्बिनी क्षेत्रको बिकासमा देखा परेका बिभिन्न सकारात्मक गतिबिधि र संकेतहरुले गर्दा अभियानको नाममा लुम्बिनी शब्द कुनै न कुनै किसिमले जोडनका लागि आएका धेरै शुभ चिन्तकहरुको सुझाबलाई ध्यानमा राखेर अभियानको बिस्व कार्य समितिको निर्णयानुसार अभियानको नाम  “लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियान” मा परिवर्तन गरिएको जानकारी नेपालमा मन्त्रीहरु, पूर्व मन्त्रीहरु, सांसदहरु र थुप्रै राष्ट्रिय स्तरका ब्यक्तिहरुको उपस्थितिमा पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री एबं  वृहत लुम्बिनी विकास राष्ट्रिय निर्देशक समितिका संयोजक पुष्प कमल दाहाल प्रचन्डको प्रमुख आतिथ्यमा भएको कार्यक्रममा आधिकारिक घोषणा गरिएको थियो । नामका कारण यो अभियान कपिलवस्तुकै सीमाभित्रै मात्र सीमित थिएन र कपिलवस्तुलाई पनि ब्यापक रुपमा प्रचार प्रसार गरेर बुद्धले आफ्नो जीवनको २९ बर्ष ब्यतित गर्नु भएको महत्वपूर्ण ठाउँलाई पनि यूनेस्कोको विस्व संपदा सूचिमा पार्न भूमिका निर्बाह गर्न सकिन्थ्यो कि भन्ने पनि अभियानको चाहना हो । यसरी नाम परिवर्तन गरिएपस्चात मलेशिया, कम्बोडिया, भियतनाम र जर्मनमा राष्ट्रिय समिति गठन भएपछि राष्ट्रिय समितिको संख्या तेर्ह पुगेको छ । त्यसरी नै नेपालमा पत्रकारहरुको र पर्यटकहरुको समिति गठन गर्ने र स्थानीय स्तरमा समेत समितिहरु गठन गर्ने काम भए । Read the rest of this entry »

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Happiness Means Getting to Know Disappointment? (Pema Chödron)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 25, 2012

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Few are those who can Avoid all Evil Action!

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 25, 2012

The Blessed Gotama Buddha once explained:
Bhikkhus & friends, see this little dust, I have taken up upon the nail of
my little-finger, what do you think is most: This tiny dust or this great
planet Earth? The Bhikkhus then responded:
Venerable Sir, this great planet Earth is much more, incomparable more…
The minute speck of dust is trifling, microscopic, negligible in comparison.
The Blessed Gotama Buddha then succinctly and importantly pointed out:
Similarly and exactly so too, Bhikkhus & friends, those beings are few and
quite rare, who are reborn among humans or devas! Beings who are reborn
elsewhere, lower, as non-humans, in the screaming hell, as scared animals,
as hungry ghosts, or as angry demons are much more numerous and common…
Why is it so? Because: Read the rest of this entry »

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उपन्यासको अन्तरक्रिया सम्पन्न

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 23, 2012

काठमाण्डौं १९ अप्रिल २०१२: नेपाल लाईब्रेरी फाउन्डेसन तथा नेपाल रिडिङ एशोसिएशनको संयुक्त तत्वावधानमा डा कविताराम श्रेष्ठद्धारा लिखित “महाभिनिष्क्रमणका अस्वीकृत पाइला” नामक बुद्धको जीवनीमा आधारित अनुसन्धानात्मक उपन्यासबारे अन्तरकि्रया कार्यक्रम संपन्न भएको छ ।

नेपाल रिडिङ्ग एसोसियसन तथा नेपाल लाइब्रेरि फाउन्डेशनद्धारा आयोजित अन्तरकि्रया कार्यक्रममा प्रा डा देविप्रसाद सुवेदीले कार्यपत्र प्रस्तुत गर्दै बुद्ध भारतमा जन्मेका हुन् भनी विश्वमा भ्रम फैलिरहेका बेला बुद्ध नेपालको लुम्बिनीमा जन्मेको प्रमाणित गर्न उपन्यासले महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निर्वाह गरेको बताए । कार्यक्रममा प्राध्यापक सोमनाथ घिमिरे, कवि राधेश्याम भट्राई र प्रा केदार शाक्यले कार्यपत्रमा टिप्पणी गर्दै बुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मेको प्रमाण हुँदाहुदै पनि भ्रम फैलिएकोमा दुःख व्यक्त गरे । साथै उहाँहरुले यस सम्बन्धी बिषयबस्तु पाठ्यक्रमको माथिल्लो स्तरमा समावेश हुनुपर्नेमा जोड दिएका थिए । उठेका सबालहरुमा उपन्यासकार डा कविताराम श्रेष्ठ र कार्यक्रम प्रस्तोता डा देवी प्रसाद सुवेदीद्वारा जिज्ञासाहरु मेटाउने काम भएको थियो । Read the rest of this entry »

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Student Letter to British Museum

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 18, 2012

[If  sincere, everybody can do something for the society, country and the whole world according to their level, capacity and minor thing could give unexpected result. So just keep trying and trying. The letter given below is without edit for the information and it was sent by Abhash Adhikari]
To feedback desk,
Dear sir/madam
We are international students from Nepal. When we visited British museum, we were glad to see section 33 of your museum full with statues of Buddha. The only concern is Buddha was born in Nepal but  this museum does not state this clearly. Rather your museum states he was born in east India. Thus we feel it is necessary to give world correct information about his birth place. so we have developed an leaflet about this which is attached with this email. Please download this leaflet as it might not display online.
We would be grateful if we can distribute this leaflet from section 33 of your museum. And in return it would be helpful to all the people in world who believe in buddhism.
yours faithfully,
Nepalese community

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Petition: British Museum should have clear signage about Buddha’s birthplace

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 16, 2012

To sign the petition please click here

Mr. Neil MacGregor,
Director, British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Re: British Museum should have clear signage about Buddha’s birthplace

Dear Mr. MacGregor,

After British Museum notice on its Facebook wall “In light of recent comments about the Buddha’s birthplace, we would like to reassure you that the Museum does not state that the Buddha was born in India. We state that the Buddha was born into a small kingdom that flourished in north-eastern India in about 500 BC. The kingdom covered a reasonably wide area in the northern plains, along with several others of the time. When the Buddha’s mother was expecting, the family decided that she should proceed north to the hills to give birth. This she did, but gave birth along the way, in Lumbini at foot of the Himalayas. The site of Lumbini is in Nepal about 20 miles from the modern border with the Republic of India. If you are aware of an instance where the incorrect information is written or posted please let us know where so we can look into it. You are welcome to leave comments about this subject on the main wall but please note that comments about this subject on unrelated posts will be deleted as they are off topic. Please see further information about commenting in the info tab.” on 4th of November, 2011 there was flood of comments.

“In the spirit of clarity, the British Museum wants to be unambiguous and accurate on this issue – the Buddha was born in Lumbini which is in Nepal. The Museum is always seeking to find the clearest way to put past history into understandable statements in the Museum, on our website and in our online records. Thank you for your feedback. Please be assured this is an important issue to the Museum and has been passed on to our curatorial team to establish where further clarity in the Museum and online may be required.” – this was another notice from British Museum on 7th of November, 2011 on its facebook wall after flood of dissatisfied comments on its notice.  Read the rest of this entry »

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नववर्ष २०६९ को शुभ-कामना

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 12, 2012

By चिन्तन शर्मा 

नववर्ष तिमी विश्वासको दीप जलाइ आऊ ।

चारैतिरवाट शान्तिको झण्डा फहराइ आऊ ।।

धेरै वहाए रगत जनताले यस धर्तिमा

रक्तिम धरामा श्रृजनाको नदी वगाइ आऊ ।।

मातृभूमीको दुर्गति देखेर निराश वनेको

जनमानसमा उत्साहको ज्वाला उठाइ आऊ ।।

धनी र गरीवविच विभेद सुल्झाउने

राहतको नयाँ अवधारणा वनाइ आऊ ।।

हिंसा र आतंकवाट पिडीत वुद्धको देशमा

“वसुधैव कुटुम्वकम्” को सन्देश फैलाइ आऊ ।।

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Letter to the Prime Minister

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 11, 2012

The Right Honorable Prime Minister of Nepal
Dr. Baburam Bhattarai
Singha Darbar
Kathmandu, Nepal

I would like to write and suggest on very important decision that Nepal government did recently to mention Lumbini as Buddha’s birth place in 100 rupees note. This decision is, undoubtedly, very important and most of Nepalese are welcoming and praising as there are lots of misinformation all over the world on Buddha’s birth place. And also it is decided to keep photos of Mayadevi, Ashoka Pillar and Lumbini in a note of NRS 100.

There is no problem for the Nepalese people to understand it, but as India is faking Lumbini and many countries have course books mentioning Buddha’s birth place not Nepal but India. Therefore, I would like to request to write “Lumbini, Nepal: The Birth Place of Lord Buddha” and only this could be useful and helpful to dismiss the misinformation in some extent.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Kavitaram’s interview, Mountain TV

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 9, 2012

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बुद्ध जन्मस्थल दिग्भ्रम: भारतीय मूढे बलको अर्को उदाहरण

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 8, 2012

दक्षिण एशियामा शक्ति संपन्न राष्ट्रको रुपमा चिनाउन लालायित भारत आफू एक्कासौं शताब्दीमा नभएर ढुङे युगमा भएको व्यबहार बारंबार प्रदर्शन गरिराखेको छ हरेक छिमेकी राष्ट्रलाई बलजफ्ती दु:ख दिन मूढे बल प्रदर्शन गर्ने प्रब्रितिले गर्दा । कुनै पनि छिमेकी राष्ट्रसंग उस्ले राम्रो सम्बन्ध राख्न सकेको देखिंदैन । कहिले पत्रकार प्रयोग गरेर त कहिले कलाकार अनि कहिले एसएसबी, छिमेकी राष्ट्रहरुलाई अनेक किसिमले दु:ख दिनु उस्को नियति नै भैसकेको छ । अनि ब्यापक बिरोध भएपछि गल्ती भएको अथवा भन्न खोजेको कुरालाई गलत रुपमा बुझिएको जस्तो कुरा गरेर पन्छनु उस्को धर्म भएको छ । Read the rest of this entry »

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डा कबिताराम श्रेष्ठलाई सिडनीमा सम्मान गरिने

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 4, 2012

अस्ट्रेलियाको सिडनीमा २५५६ औं बुद्ध जयन्ती मनाउने क्रममा बुद्ध दर्शन समितिका तर्फबाट बुद्धको जीबनीमा आधारित पहिलो उपन्यास “महाभिनिस्क्रमणका अस्वीकृत पाहिलाहरु” लेख्नु भए बापत उक्त उपन्यासका उपन्यासकार डा कबिताराम श्रेष्ठलाई सम्मान गरिने भएको छ । सो जानकारी लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियान अस्ट्रेलिया राष्ट्रिय समितिका संयोजक समेत रहनु भएका बुद्ध दर्शन समितिका अध्यक्ष निमा ग्याल्जे शेर्पा – गोपर्माले दिनु भएको हो । सो सम्मान कार्यक्रममा उपस्थित हुनका लागि श्रेष्ठलाई समितिका तर्फबाट निमन्त्रणा पत्र पठाइसकिएको जानकरी पनि अध्यक्ष शेर्पाले दिनु भयो । उक्त कार्यक्रममा सिडनीमा कार्यरत थुप्रै संस्थाहरु र अस्ट्रेलियाका बरिस्ठ ब्यक्तिहरुको सकृय सहभागिता रहनेछ ।  Read the rest of this entry »

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जय स्वाभिमान कार्यक्रममा अभियानका केही अभियान्ताहरुसंगको कुराकानी

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 1, 2012

एकातिर बुद्ध जन्मस्थलबारे दिग्भ्रम संसारभरी ब्याप्त देखिन्छ भने आफना सीमित साधन र श्रोतका बाबजुद सो दिग्भ्रम निस्तेज पार्न आफ्नै किसिमले निरन्तर लागिरहेको लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानले धेरैको साथ र सहयोग पाउने मात्रै नभएर देखिने र नदेखिने दुबै रुपमा ब्यबधान पनि त्यत्तिकै सामना गर्दै आइरहेको छ । हेरौं जय स्वाभिमानको कार्यक्रममा अभियानका बिभिन्न देशका प्रतिनिधिहरुसंग गरिएको कुराकानी

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Buddha Birthplace Issue: Bishal Kafle wrote to Professor Charles W. Hill

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 1, 2012

Update: Response fro Professor
On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Charles W.L. Hill <chill@u.washington.edu> wrote:

Thanks Brishal, that error was corrected several editions ago (we are now on the ninth edition).

Regards

Charles Hill

Buddhists and researchers want to visit the proper birthplace of Buddha – Lumbini, Nepal – and not the fake one, however; there are lots of misinformation – in course books, web sites etc. The misinformation is due to two reasons: intentionally and unknowingly due to the misinformation created. Lumbini, Nepal is under UNESCO world heritage site list and UNESCO this decision was because of Buddha’s birthplace. Please click here for the detail.

To try to dismiss this misinformation is everybody’s duty as every year thousands of tourists are taking to the fake Lumbini and they do not know that they visited fake Lumbini.  Their intention is to see the real one and not the fake one. We, therefore, can imagine how they feel if they know the reality. This is against human rights.

Charles W. Hill, Professor at University of Washington wrote a book “International Business-Competing in the Global Market Place” and in this book also misinformation on Buddha’s birthplace. Bishal Kafle wrote a letter requesting to correct the information and we would like to post his letter here for the information: Read the rest of this entry »

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