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वुद्ध जयन्ती सन्दर्भमा केदार शाक्यसंगको अन्तर्वार्ता

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 17, 2017

[ २६४१ औं वुद्ध जयन्तीका सन्दर्भमा अन्तर्वार्ता दिनु हुने केदार शाक्य गोर्खापत्रका पूर्व संपादक, लुम्बिनी बिस्वबिध्यालयका पूर्व रजिस्टार एबं लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानका सार्क सल्लाहकार हुनुहुन्छ । ]

बुद्धजयन्ती मनाउने प्रचलन सम्बन्धमा प्रकाश पारीदिनु हुन्थ्यो कि त?

Kedar Shakyaवैशाखपूर्णिमा,बुद्धपुर्णिमा,स्वायाँपुन्हि The Full moon day आदि बिभिन्न नामलेBJ संसारका थुप्रै मुलुकमा बुद्धजन्मोत्सव,बुद्धजयन्ती र महापरिनिर्वाण दिवसलाई जनाउने गरेको छ । इतिहासको कालखण्डमा प्राचीन कपिलबस्तु र कोलीयगणराज्यको बीचभागमा पर्ने लुम्बिनी शालोद्यान थियो । दुबै गणराज्यको कृडास्थल पनि थियो । वैशाख महिनाको अत्यन्त रमणीय फूलैफूलको मनमोहक वातावरण थियो । कपिलबस्तुबाट माइतीघरतर्फ लागिरहेकी गर्भवती रानी महामायादेवीलाई लुम्बिनी वनमा आइपुगेपछि एकछिन् आरामगर्ने इच्छा भयो । त्यहीबेला सिद्धार्थ कुमारको जन्मभयो । पहिलो पटक कपिलबस्तुबासी र कोलीयगणराज्यका देवदहबासीहरुले सिद्धार्थको शुभजन्मोत्सव मनाए । राजा शुद्धोदनले साँस्कृतिक महाउत्सव प्रदर्शन गरे । नरसिंहा र धिमेवाजा बजाएर परपरसम्म मंगलध्वनिको उद्घोषगर्दै हर्साेल्लासपूर्बक महामायादेवी र नवजात शिशु राजकुमार सिद्धार्थलाई कपिलबस्तुमा आगमनपछि महाउत्सव मनाइयो ।

बौद्धवांगमय अनुसार सिद्धार्थ जन्मदा लुम्बिनीमा घुँडासम्म सेतामन्दार फूलफुलिरहेको थियो । आकाशबाट पुष्पबृष्टि भइरहेको थियो । हल्काभूकम्पन भएको थियो । सिमसिम पानी परिरहेको थियो । मन्दगतिमा सितल हावा चलिरहेको थियो । प्राकृतिक वातावरण अत्यन्त मनमोहक थियो । आकाशमा पन्छीहरु खुशीले नाचीरहेका थिए । वोधिसत्वको जन्महुँदा यसकिसिमको घटनाहुने कुरा उल्लेख छ । Read the rest of this entry »

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A Word on Buddha

Posted by worldamity on May 11, 2017

By Surabi Thapa*

SurabiHave you ever failed an exam for giving all the right Buddha born in Nepalanswers? The chances are, you have not. I first encountered this issue from a 7th grade geography bee when I asked to provide the birthplace of Buddha. Loud and proud to be a Nepali, I confidently look through the answer choices for an option marked “Lumbini, Nepal”, but to my surprise the closest option I find is “Northern India”. Confused, I marched up to my teacher to let her know that the question was faulty for not containing the correct answer. The response provided by my teacher left be baffled, because she elaborated on how even though the “exact” response was not inclusive in the answer choices, “Northern India” is a “close enough” response to the birth place of an individual that has impacted the human condition in all spheres of life.

To establish the impact discussed, Buddha was a being that guided and still guides millions of adherents that were once solely committed to the life of materials onto his discovered realm of life where desires, suffering and attachments were left to pursue the eightfold path to nirvana. Whenever the word “enlightenment” is heard, a Westerner may think of philosophers and exponents as Descartes, Voltaire, Locke, Rousseau or even Newton and their contribution to the intellectual movements of the late 17th and 18th century Europe. However, from a broader perspective that has impacted not only a continent but the world, the word “enlightenment” often registers a mental picture of a poised, relaxed figure perched under a tree and solely concentrated on the abstracts of life. In other words, one likely thinks of Lord Buddha or more commonly known as “the Enlightened One”.

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