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Until 7th Anniversary (Movement Profile attached)

Posted by worldamity on December 5, 2015

LKDM Felicitation

On the auspicious occasion of 7th anniversary of Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement we would like to thank you all for your contribution and support. Without you we won’t be here. We have unexpected achievements during this short period of time. This Global Movement institutionalized in 2010 to spread Buddha’s peace and non-violence messages and promote Buddha’s birthplace Lumbini, Nepal all over the world. First time we celebrated on 1st of December 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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भारतले अन्तराष्ट्रिय समुदायसंग क्षमा याचना गर्नु पर्ने

Posted by worldamity on October 1, 2015

logoहालै नेपाल बिरुद्ध भारतले गरेको नाकाबन्द बिरुद्ध लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानद्धारा जारी गरिएको प्रेस बिज्ञप्तिको पूर्ण विवरण:

मित्र राष्ट्र भारतको नेपालप्रतिको बिभिन्न खाले हेपाहा प्रबृति कुनै नौलो कुरो होइन । यस खाले भारतीय रवैयाको बिरोध नेपालभित्र नभएर बिभिन्न देशमा समेत हुने गरेका छन र भारतद्धारा नेपाली भू-भागमा गरिएको अतिक्रमण र नेपालीमाथि गरिएका बिभिन्न किसिमका अमानबीय दुर्व्यबहारका बिरुद्ध जून १५, २००९ मा आयोजना गरिएको बिस्वब्यापी कार्यक्रमकै अंशको रुपमा सामाजिक सन्जाल फेसबूक मार्फत बिशेष तयारीका साथ लगातार २५ घण्टे ऐतिहासिक बिरोध कार्यक्रम समेत भएको थियो ।

नेपाल भ्रमणका क्रममा भारतका प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र मोदीद्धारा नेपालको संविधानसभामा सम्बोधन गर्ने क्रममा “विश्वलाई चकित गर्ने बुद्ध जन्मेको देश”भनी नेपालको लुम्बिनीलाई बुद्धको जन्मथलोको रुपमा स्वीकारिएको सार्वजनिक सम्बोधनपस्चात भारतीय स्वतन्त्रता दिवसमा समेत नेपाललाई बुद्ध भूमिको रुपमा पुन: परिचय दिए, तर जापान गएर कुरो फेरेका मोदीले राष्ट्र संघको सुरक्षा परिषदमा आफ्नो उम्मेदवारीको प्रचार प्रसारको क्रममा जर्मन र फ्रान्समा भने बुद्ध भारतमा पैदा भएको भनाइ राखे । Read the rest of this entry »

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Press Statement on Brawny Earthquake in Nepal

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 27, 2015

Pray for NepalThis time the whole world thoughts are with the people of Nepal in the aftermath of the brawny earthquake ((7.9-8.0 Richter Scale Magnitudes) that has struck most of the part of Nepal at 11.56 AM (07:56 AM GMT) on 25th April, 2015. After that there are series of small and big earthquakes.

It is understandable that very many lives have been lost. There has also been significant damage to Nepal’s most of irreplaceable amazing cultural heritage and some of bridges are collapsed: Roads, electricity, water supply and telephone lines are disrupted. The reports of the devastation are terrible and still coming in and the numbers of people killed, injured and affected by this earthquake continue to rise.  Read the rest of this entry »

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“Buddha was born in Nepal” puts more responsibilities on Nepalis’ shoulders than the slogan

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 13, 2015

FrankLogo for International ConferenceBy Frank Vermeersch, Belgium-Nepal Friendship Association President/ Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Europe Adviser/ Ani Choying Foundation Founder President)

(Full statement given by Frank Vermeersch in an interaction program focused on an International Conference that is going to be held in Belgium in the forthcoming Buddha Jayanti. The statement is not edited. and the program was organised recently in Belgium. The other speaker was Dr Krishna Prasad Aryal (Ph.D.) from Norway)

Mr. President, Chairman, Professor, Ladies and Gentlemen of the audience

Let me first of all thank you for inviting me at this meeting, meeting for the preparation of the International conference 4 & 5th May, Belgium. I’m very pleased and honored to be here today amongst you all.

The Lumbini Kapilvastu Day Movement: “Buddha was born in Nepal”. Before I met the Movement I didn’t have really toughed about the birthplace of the Buddha, yes, I lived and I still life, let’s say try to live according the teachings of the Tatagatha (Buddha), the Dharma and the place where Shakmuni Gautema , the later Buddha, seemed in my opinion not so important.

But once I had contact with the movement and when I began to play an active role, I became aware that the birthplace of the Buddha and the Movement could really have their importance, and more than one. Read the rest of this entry »

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प्रेस बिज्ञप्ति

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 7, 2014

Winners“वुद्ध जन्मेको देशमा आजका स्वर-लहरीहरु” शिर्षकमा आयोजित अन्तराष्ट्रिय साहित्यिक महोत्सब बिषयमा अभियानद्धारा जारी गरिएको प्रेस बिज्ञप्ति :

मिति: मंसिर २१, २०७१

                                                                                                      प्रेस बिज्ञप्ति

वुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयमा सिर्जित बिस्वब्यापी दिग्भ्रम निस्तेज गरी सत्यको प्रतिरक्षा, लुम्बिनीको प्रचार प्रसार गरी पर्यटन प्रबर्द्धन, वुद्धका सन्देशहरुको प्रचार प्रसार जस्ता उद्धेस्यहरुका साथ सूत्रपात गरिएको लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस बिस्व अभियानको छैटौं बार्षिकी मनाउने क्रममा वुद्ध र लुम्बिनी बिषयमा केन्द्रित भएर अन्तराष्ट्रिय साहित्यिक महोत्सब मनाउने हेतुले डा मधु माधुर्यको मूल संयोजकत्वमा गठित १३ सदस्यीय मूल आयोजक समितिले “वुद्ध जन्मेको देशमा आजका स्वर-लहरीहरु” शिर्षकमा अन्तराष्ट्रिय साहित्यिक महोत्सब  आयोजना गरेको थियो । बरिस्ठ साहित्यकारहरु डा. कविताराम श्रेष्ठ, कृष्णप्रकाश श्रेष्ठ र दामोदर पुडाशैनी रहनु भएको तीन सदस्यीय निर्णायक मण्डलको मूल्यांकन अनुसार उत्कृष्ट पाँच जना कवीहरुमा बिनोद न्यौपाने (वेलायत), बिबेक भण्डारी (युएइ), शमा श्री (इजरायल), डा मन मूर्ति भुर्तेल (रसिया) र जगत नबोदित (वेलायत) पर्नु भएको छ । त्यसपछिका छ: जना उत्कृष्ट कवीहरुमा दीपक आचार्य “जलन” (कुबेत), बिशाल शाह (न्यू योर्क), लालानाथ घिमिरे (खाँदबारी), जीवन श्रेष्ठ (गोर्खा), डा साबित्रा काफ्ले (अस्ट्रेलिया), मोहन आचार्य जलाद (पोर्तुगल) र नारायण थापा हुनुहुन्छ । अभियाद्धारा छिट्टै काठमाण्डौंमा आयोजना गरिने बिशेष कार्यक्रमका बीच पहिलो पाँच जनालाई जनही रु १० हजार र प्रमाणपत्र र पछिल्लो छ: जना प्रत्येकलाई प्रमाणपत्र प्रदान गरिनेछ । Read the rest of this entry »

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LKDM Global Award 2013 to Nepali Sanchar Radio

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 3, 2013

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Press Release over Mahabodhi blasts

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 8, 2013

Press Release over Mahabodhi blasts.

Nine low-intensity blasts took place early on Sunday morning – leaving two monks injured – in quick succession at the 1,500-year-oldbodhgaya Mahabodhi temple, which is annually visited by millions of pilgrims from all over the world.

The temple’s sanctum sanctorum and the Bodhi Tree, under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, did not suffer any damage in the blasts which shook the holy town.

Anil Goswami, Union Home Secretary of India, said in New Delhi that serial explosions inside and outside Mahabodhi Temple complex were a terror attack and NIA and NSG teams have been sent for post-blasts investigations. Security has been beefed at the temple and adjoining areas, Bihar police chief DGP Abhayanand told reporters, adding CCTV footage was being examined for leads to the terrorists.

The explosions, the first of its type to target the town and the temple, a UNESCO heritage site, took place between 5:30 and 5:58 am. The explosives were set off by timers.

Buddha is revered as a Messenger of Peace. He is known as the Light of Asia but is also the Light of the World as his message of peace and non-violence has become more relevant. “All of us can learn from the Buddha’s spirit of compassion. His timeless teachings can help us to navigate the many global problems we face today. The need for global solidarity may seem like a modern concept, but it is not. More than 2,500 years ago, Buddha taught that nothing exists in isolation, and that all phenomena are interdependent. Just as profoundly, he taught that we cannot be happy as long as others suffer and that when we do reach out, we discover the best in ourselves.” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Read the rest of this entry »

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HUYEN SANG’S TRAVEL TO LUMBINI: A DESCRIPTION

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 1, 2013

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To the north-east of the arrow well about 80-90 li, we came to Lumbini (Lavani) garden.  Here is the bathing tank of the Sakyas, the water of which is bright and clear as a mirror, and the surface covered with a mixture of flowers.

To the north of this 24 or 25 paces there is an Asoka-flower tree, which is now decayed: this is the place where Bodhisattva was born on the eighth day of the second half of the same month, corresponding to the fifteenth day of the third month with us.  East from this is a stupa built by Asoka-raja, on the spot where the two dragons bathed the body of the prince.  When Bodhisattva was born, he walked without assistance in the direction of the four quarters, seven paces in each direction, and said, “I am the only lord in heaven and earth; from this time forth my births are finished.“  Where his feet had trod there sprang up great lotus flowers.  Moreover, two dragons sprang forth, and, fixed in the air, poured down the one a cold and the other a warm water stream from his mouth, to wash the prince.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Chronology of Lumbini-related Events

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 4, 2013

623 BC – 1899 AD | 1900 – 1969 | 1970 – 1979 | 1980 – 1989 | 1990 – 1999 | After 2000

623 BC – 1899 AD

  • 623 BC: Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who later becomes Buddha, is born in Lumbini.
  • 249 BC: Emperor Asoka visits Lumbini and erects the Asoka Pillar with Pali language inscriptions in the Brahmi script to pay homage to Buddha’s birthplace.
  • 350- 375 AD: Chinese Monk Sengtsai belonging to the Chin Dynasty visits Lumbini for pilgrimage and writes accounts of his visit.
  • 399-413 AD: Chinese traveller Fa-hsien visits Lumbini and describes the place where Buddha’s mother, Queen Mayadevi, gave birth to Prince Siddharta and where the newborn was bathed.
  • 636 AD: Chinese traveller Hsuan-tsang visits Lumbini. He describes Lumbini as “a deserted place, and wild animals roamed around enough to warn off travellers.”
  • 1312 AD: Ripu Malla, King of the Malla Kingdom of Kathmandu, visits Lumbini. He is the last visitor to leave evidence of his visit prior to the site remaining in oblivion for centuries.
  • 1896: General Khadga Shamsher, Governor of Tansen, organizes an expedition together with German archaeologist Anton Fuhrer. The Asoka Pillar, which marks Buddha’s birthplace, is re-discovered.
  • 1899: Excavation by Purna Chandra Mukherji discovers the main piece of the Nativity Sculpture. Two additional pieces of the sculpture are found and joined together some 85 years later by Tara Nanda Misra.

    1900 – 1969 Read the rest of this entry »

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Einstein on Buddhism

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 3, 2013

Einstein

[Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). While best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”), he received the 1921Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect“. The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory.

Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanicswith the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led to the development of his special theory of relativity. He realized, however, that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and with his subsequent theory of gravitation in 1916, he published a paper on the general theory of relativity. He continued to deal with problems of statistical mechanics and quantum theory, which led to his explanations of particle theoryand the motion of molecules. He also investigated the thermal properties of light which laid the foundation of the photon theory of light. In 1917, Einstein applied the general theory of relativity to model the structure of the universe as a whole.

Great scientist Einstein’s writings on religion are also very important and this is one of his small piece on Buddhism.]

“Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and spiritual; and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.

“If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kenzo Tange Master Plan for Lumbini

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 17, 2013

 

When U Thant visited Nepal in April 1967 as Secretary-General of the United Nations, he proposed the development of Lumbini into a major centre of pilgrimage. This was followed by a UNDP consultant mission in December 1969, which led to a report that established the basis for further planning around Lumbini.

In 1970, the International Committee for the Development of Lumbini (ICDL) was set up comprising initially of 13 members and later expanded to 16 member states. The initial member states were Afghanistan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Later, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Republic of Korea also joined. At the national level, the Lumbini Development Committee was formed. ICDL initiated the preparation of the Master Plan for Lumbini, which was conceptualized by Kenzo Tange starting from 1972. The Kenzo Tange Master Plan was finalized and approved in 1978. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buddhist Sites in Greater Lumbini Area

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 16, 2013

Buddhist Sites in Greater Lumbini Area

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  • Tilaurakot: The ancient capital of the Shakya Kingdom, which was the kingdom of Buddha’s father, with remains of the fortification wall with gates and remains of the citadel; Prince Siddhartha lived here until 29 years of age; site in Tentative World Heritage List
  • Niglihawa: Birthplace of Kanakmuni, who was one of the four Buddhas of the Bhadrakalpa era (which is a long and immeasurable period of time of the sages, and it is also the present eon); site has a broken Asoka Pillar erected by Emperor Asoka in 249 BC
  • Aurorakot: Ruins of a rectangular fortified area; believed to be the natal town of Kanakmuni Buddha
  • Sagarhawa: A forest with a long lake known as Lumbusagar; thousands of Shakyas were massacred by King Virudhaka out of vengeance; ruins of hundreds of stupas built in their memory were excavated by German archaeologist Anton Fuhrer between 1897-1898
  • Gotihawa: Remains of an Asoka Pillar to mark Krakuchhanda’s birthplace; Krakuchhanda was also one of the four Buddhas of the Bhadrakalpa period
  • Kudan: Site where Buddha met his father, mother, wife and son for the first time after his renunciation; his son Rahul was ordained by Buddha’s most revered disciple
  • Sisahaniya: important archaeological site of the Maurya-Kushan era; believed to have an ancient Buddhist monastery and a fort Read the rest of this entry »

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Indian International Film Festival Misinforming Buddha Birthplace

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 23, 2012

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In an Indian International Film Festival in Florida, Tampa Bay, USA from Feb 15-17, 2013 the organizer is going to show 36 minutes video documentary about the Buddha Birth Place claiming that Buddha was born in Orrisa, India. Buddha is synonym to truthfulness. Sometimes artists, sometimes writers and even sometimes diplomats are raising unnecessary issues threatening neighbors’ sovereignty. In the 21st century we must be civilized and not like in Stone Age. We must respect others’ identity. Even to protect truthfulness we must raise our voice to stop that film show.

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Promoting Nepal as birth place of Buddha and country of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 18, 2012

PetetionWould you collect 200 signatures to PROMOTE Nepal as Birthplace of Lord Buddha & Land Of Mt. Everest (Sagaramatha) ?

~ Prem Guragain, Los Angeles, California

It might sound selfish or impractical but this is the truth: we might live without food, water for few days but can’t live without self-respect. Even small children like to be appreciated, cared and loved. All grown up people have tendency to be appreciated and respected for anything they do.

We all crave for appreciation and hence do much social work, volunteering work, write, sing, speak etc. etc. How about our National PRIDE & RESPECT in the world?

We definitely would love to get RESPECT for the motherland and hence, the PETITION was started.

We started the PETITION: “Promote: Buddha was born in Nepal & Mt. Everest is in Nepal (www.nepalesepride.org)” in July, 2012 with confidence that we will collect 1,000,000 signatures from around the world and correct the fact that has been recorded wrong. Over seven billion people in the world will know these facts about NEPAL (Never Ending Peace And Love), the country that lies between India and China as many people in the world have never heard of Nepal even though they know Lord Buddha’s teachings and Mt. Everest (Sagaramatha) being the highest peak in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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Facebook Upshot: Another Misinformation by India

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 1, 2012

In an Indian International Film Festival in Florida, Tampa Bay, USA from Feb 15-17, 2013 the organizer is going to show 36 minutes video documentary about the Buddha Birth Place claiming that Buddha was born in Orrisa, India. Buddha is synonym to truthfulness. Sometimes artists, sometimes writers and even sometimes diplomats are raising unnecessary issues threatening neighbors’ sovereignty. In the 21st century we must be civilized and not like in Stone Age. We must respect others’ identity. Even to protect truthfulness we must raise our voice to stop that film show.

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Facebook Upshot: Wishing to born in Lumbini

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 29, 2012

The weather was surprisingly wonderful today, so I went to the town centre wearing T-shirt with Buddha’s photo. Three guys came to me and hugged. After having chat for a while they expressed their wish to born in Lumbini, Nepal where Buddha was born in their next life. I said, “Tathastu (Amen)” and we hugged each other again. This time we had different feeling than before.

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Facebook Upshot: बुद्ध जन्मस्थलबारे दलाई लामाको बिबादास्पद भनाइ

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 11, 2012

बुद्ध जन्मस्थलबारे दलाई लामाको बिबादास्पद भनाइ : दलाई लामाको यस किसिमको अभिब्यक्ति नयाँ नभएर पुरानै हो । यही कारणले गर्दा लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानको तर्फबाट गत बर्षको बुद्ध जयन्तीमा केही पुस्तक नौ भाषामा अनुवाद गरिएको एघार पुस्तकका लेखक अग्नि एइकरमान र डोमो गेशे रिङ्गपोछेसंग अन्तरबार्ता लिएपछि (https://worldamity.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/an-interview-with-agni-frank-eickermann-and-domo-geshe-rinpoche/) यो बर्षको बुद्ध जयन्तीको अबसरमा दलाई लामासंग अलि कुटनितिक किसिमको अन्तरबार्ता लिने प्रयासको लागि अभियानबारे जानकारी दिंदै उनका प्रशासकीय सहयोगी तेन्जिन ग्याल्पोसंग पत्राचार गरेको थिएँ र यसबारेको जानकारी अभियानकी केन्द्रिय सल्लाहकार डा आरजु देउवा र वेलायतका लागि नेपाली राजदूत डा सुरेश चन्द्र चालिसेलाई पनि गराएको थिएँ । शायद अभियानबारे अध्ययन गर्न समय लागेकोले होला तीन महिनाभन्दा बढी समयपछी उन्का सहयोगीको जबाफ आयो दलाई लामाको अत्यन्तै ब्यस्तताका कारण अन्तरबार्ता दिन नसकिने ब्यहोरा सहितको । सोभन्दा पहिला संसारकै सबैभन्दा बढी चल्ने पत्रिकामध्येमा पर्ने हफिङ्टन पोस्टमा प्रकाशित तिब्बतको बिषयमा उन्ले बोलेको केही समाचारहरुमा दलाई लामा जस्ता ब्यक्तिबाट राजनीतिक गन्ध आउने किसिमका अभिब्यक्ति दिनुभन्दा आध्यत्मिक अभिब्यक्तिहरु मात्रैमा सीमित हुनु उन्को ब्यक्तित्वलाई संधै उचो राख्न सहायकसिद्ध हुन सक्ने आशययुक्त सुझाब सहितका कमेण्टहरु राख्ने गरेको थिएँ ।

हालै उन्को बेलायत भ्रमणलाई सफल बनाउन मैले बेलायत छाडनु अघिदेखि थुप्रै नेपालीहरु खटिरहनु भएको थियो र यो समाचार (http://nagariknews.com/diaspora/europe-prabas/42457-2012-06-22-09-28-20.html) पछि थुप्रै साथीहरुबाट मैले प्रश्न प्राप्त गरेकोछु वास्तबिकता के हो भन्ने आशय सहितको । यहाँ दुई कुरा महत्वपूर्ण छन – बुद्ध जन्मस्थल र बौद्धमार्गको बिकास । दलाई लामाको ‘बुद्धमार्गको विकास भारतबाट सुरु भएको’ भनाइबाट समाचार शुरु भएको छ । बुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मनु भयो र भारतमा तपस्या गरेर त्यहीं ज्ञान प्राप्त गरी बुद्ध धर्मको प्रचार प्रसार पनि गर्नु भयो । यसरी नेपालमा जन्मनु भएको बुद्धले भारतमा गएर ज्ञान प्राप्त गरी प्राप्त गरेको ज्ञानलाई प्रचार प्रसार भारतबाटै शुरु गर्नु भएकोले बुद्धमार्गको बिकास भने भारतबाट हुन गयो – अभियान यो कुरामा स्पस्ट छ । बुद्धको जन्मस्थल भएकै कारण युनेस्कोले नेपालको लुम्बिनीलाई विश्व सम्पदा सूचिमा राखेको छ भने जापानको आर्थिक सहयोगमा युनेस्को मार्फत वेलायतकै प्रोफेसर कनिंघामको नेतृत्वमा पाँच बर्षे परियोजना पनि चलिरहेको छ । यसरी बिस्वब्यापी मान्यता र ऐतिहासिल प्रमाणका बाबजूद शक्तिका भरमा सत्यका पर्यायबाची बुद्धको उन्कै नाममा झूटको खेती गरेर उन्को जन्मस्थलको बारेमा सिर्जित दिग्भ्रम निस्तेज पारी बर्षेनी हजारौं बिस्व पर्यटकहरुलाई झुक्याइ झुक्याइ नक्कली बुद्ध जन्मस्थल लैजाँदै गरिएको मानब अधिकार हननबाट यथार्थताबोध गराएर दिग्भ्रमितहरुको हनन भएको मनब अधिकार जोगाउनु अभियानको एउटा प्रमुख उद्धेस्य हो ।

कार्यक्रममा ‘बुद्ध जहाँ जन्मिए पनि त्यो बिषयलाई बुद्धमार्गीहरुले ठूलो कुरा बनाउनु हुँदैन।’ भन्दै आफूले भने बुद्ध भारतमा जन्मिएको कुरा दलाई लामाले गरेका हुन भने त्यो किमार्थ मान्य हुन सक्तैन । ठूलाले बोल्दैमा असत्य पनि सत्य हुने भन्ने कुरा हुँदैन । समाचारमा प्रयुक्त ‘बुद्धमार्गको विकास भारतबाट सुरु भएको’ कै आधारमा बुद्ध भारतमा जन्मिएको भन्ने रुपमा बुझिएको हो कि भन्ने अनुमानलाई ‘आयोजकले बुद्धको जन्मबारेको लामाको भनाईले केही तित्तता अनुभव भएपछि’ ले गलत प्रमाणित गरिदिन्छ । कार्यक्रम संयोजक डम्मर घले र शुरुदेखि यस्लाई सफल बनाउन लागि पर्नुहुने काजी शेर्पा, जो यस अभियानका वेलायत राष्ट्रिय समितिका सल्लाहकार पनि हुनुहुन्छ, दुबै वेलायतमा बस्नु हुने बुद्धिस्ट समुदायभित्रका बिद्धत बर्गमा पर्नुहुने भएकोले पहिलो अनुमान सही हुने आधार देखिन्न । आफूले भने ‘बुद्ध जहाँ जन्मिए पनि त्यो बिषयलाई बुद्धमार्गीहरुले ठूलो कुरा बनाउनु हुँदैन।’ भन्दै सत्य बोल्नेलाई सत्य बोल्नमा निरुत्साहित गर्न प्रयास गर्दै आफूले भने असत्य कुरोलाई सत्य भन्न खोज्नु बुद्धको ‘झूटो नबोल्नू’ शिक्षासंग मेल खाने कुरो कसरी हुन सक्ला र? बुद्धको सदमार्गको अनुयायी त त्यही हो जो सत्य बोल्छ न कि सत्यमाथि सीमित स्वार्थका कारण अनाबस्यक राजनीति गर्छ ।

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Facebook Upshot: Buddhism: Time to Catalyze World Peace

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 10, 2012

Article in Shri Lanka Guardian on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti: Kindness, compassion and empathy are the synonyms of Buddhism. The eyes of Buddha are the insignia of love. Lumbini is the place where mind and heart take pleasure in for peace. This is the land when eyes are closed, heart opens. And Lumbini symbolized ultimate peace and harmony. This could be the right time to work together to declare Lumbini a World Peace City to catalyze World Peace in the present critical world situation. For more @ http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2012/05/buddhism-time-to-catalyze-world-peace.html
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President Obama, this is the time to act for Peace and respect Peace Messenger

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 6, 2012

Dear President Obama,

Recently we also highlighted these photos and the news when you visited Great Buddha in Japan and Hilari Clinton was placing Lotus flowers on a Buddha statue thinking that these photos and moments could have some meaning and value in World Peace.

The Buddha is revered as a Messenger of Peace. He is also known as the Light of Asia who is actually the Light of the World as his message of peace and non-violence has become more relevant as the world is facing many violence problems today. The world today has become more violent than ever before. Therefore, it was decided to spread the messages of the Buddha all over the world by observing Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day every year.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Facebook Upshot: T-shirt with Buddha’s Birthplace

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 18, 2012

The weather was surprisingly wonderful today, so I went to the town centre wearing T-shirt with Buddha’s photo. Three guys came to me and hugged. After having chat for a while they expressed their wish to born in Lumbini, Nepal where Buddha was born in their next life. I said, “Tathastu (Amen)” and we hugged each other again. This time we had different feeling than before.— with Sonam Rinpoche and 28 others.
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Lumbini Garden

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 7, 2012

Gardenvisit Editorial
The Lumbini Garden was the Buddha’s birthplace. In Sanskrit, Lumbini means ‘the lovely’. It was the family home of his mother, Mayadevi, and she returned here from Kapilavastu (25 km east of Lumbini) to give birth to Siddhartha Gautama, later the Buddha (‘Enlightened One’). The site was described by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian and re-discovered in 1896.The sacred pool had earth banks at the time of its re-discovery. It now has a paved margin and steps – but it remains a place of exceptional calm. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Lumbini Garden

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 4, 2012

The Lumbini Garden was the Buddha’s birthplace. In Sanskrit, Lumbini means ‘the lovely’. It was the family home of his mother, Mayadevi, and she returned here from Kapilavastu (25 km east of Lumbini) to give birth to Siddhartha Gautama, later the Buddha (‘Enlightened One’). The site was described by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian and  re-discovered in 1896.The sacred pool had earth banks at the time of its re-discovery. It now has a paved margin and steps – but it remains a place of exceptional calm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vote for “NEPAL”

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2012

This is the time to show your love for your country..!!
Vote for “NEPAL”..
click the link and vote to Nepal….http://www.pothiq.com/country/info/nepal Nepal leading

Popular Country – Nepal
Please vote for Nepal. Help rank this country higher in Popular Country ranking.

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Visit Lumbini Year Program in Paris

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 5, 2012

Visit Lumbini Year Program in Paris

To mark the  Visit Lumbini Year 2012, the Embassy of Nepal in Paris organized a program last evening in Paris. Guests from the French Foreign Ministry, Ambassadors of India, Myanmar, Macedonia, Montenegro, Tanzania and other senior diplomats from the other diplomatic missions, French dignitaries from different walks of life including former Ambassadors to Nepal, Nepalese Honorary Consul/Consul General, Professors, Travel Agencies, Presidents of Nepalese Associations, UNESCO Professionals, and long term Nepali Residents in France attended the program.

At the start of the program, His Excellency Mr. Mohan Krishna Shrestha, Ambassador of Nepal to France alighted a candle in front of Lord Buddha’s statue. Delivering his welcome remarks, Ambassador Shrestha informed the guests that the Government of Nepal had decided to observe this year as Visit Lumbini Year and it was inaugurated by none other than Rt.Hon. the President of Nepal.

Giving a brief introduction of Lord Buddha – the Apostle of Peace, Ambassador Shrestha said that he was born in 623 B.C. in Lumbini, southern Nepal and he abandoned his royal garb, palace and family in search of Enlightenment. After six year’s rigorous meditation, Siddhartha attained Enlightenment at the age of 35 years in Bodhgaya under a Pipal tree. Then for another 45 years, Lord Buddha preached his message of peace, love, compassion, non-violence and tolerance. Lord Buddha left for his heavenly abode in Kushinagar at the age of 80 in 543 B.C. Read the rest of this entry »

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