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आधिकारिक रुपमा वुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मनु भएको कुरामा समस्या छैन

Posted by worldamity on January 31, 2018

बुझ्नै पर्ने एउटा कुरा के हो भने चाहे प्रधानमन्त्रीका रुपमा मोदीले बिभिन्न देशमा वुद्ध जन्मस्थलबारे गलत कुरा बोलोस वा धर्म गुरुका रुपमा दलाई लामाले वा योग गुरुका रुपमा रामदेवले आफ्नो पुस्तकमा गलत लेखोस्, वा अझै खरबौं खर्चेर अन्य नक्कल्ली लुम्बिनी र कपिलवस्तु बनाओस त्यस्ले प्राबिधिक समस्याका कारण वुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयमा धेरै देशमा गलत जानकारी कायमै रहे तापनि बैज्ञानिक र पुरातात्विक तथ्यका आधारमा नेपालको लुम्बिनी नै बुद्ध जन्मस्थल भएको आधिकारिक सत्य र तथ्यको जरो कसैले पनि हल्लाउन सक्ने होइन । ती कार्यले आस्थायी रुपमा यसो हाँगाबिंगा हल्लाउने मात्रै हुन । हामीलाई चिन्ता के मात्रै हो भने त्यो स्तरका ब्यक्तिहरुले जे मन लाग्यो लेख्न वा बोल्न रमाउनाले नकारात्मक चरित्रयुक्त ब्यक्तिहरुले जस्तै आफूलाई प्रदर्शित गरेर आफूलाई हल्का बनाउनतिर नलागिदेवस ।

UNESCO                                                           Buddha statue at UNESCO Headquarters Paris

प्रो कनिङ्घामको नेतृत्वमा यूनेस्कोको लुम्बिनीमा भैरहेको अत्याधुनिक अनुसन्धात्मक उत्खननले बुद्ध जन्म समयबारे नयाँ बैज्ञानिक तथ्य सार्वजनिक गरिसकेको छ र यस्लाई बिस्वकै ठूला अन्तराष्ट्रिय संचार माध्यमहरुले प्राथमिकतामा पारे भने न्यासनल जियोग्राफीले त डकुमेण्ट्री नै बनाइसकेको छ । बुद्ध जन्मभूमि भएकै कारण राष्ट्र संघका पाँच महासचिबहरु र नोबेल शान्ति पुरस्कार बिजेताद्धय दलाई लामा र आङ साङ् सुचीले भ्रमण गरिसकेको, राष्ट्र संघ मार्फत नै पहिला प्रो केन्जो टांगेले र हालै प्रो क्वाकले गुरु योजनाहरु तयार पारेका र युनेस्कोले लुम्बिनीलाई बिस्व सम्पदा सूचिमा समाबेश गरिएको कारण बैज्ञानिक र पुरातात्विक तथ्यका आधारमा नेपालको लुम्बिनी नै बुद्ध जन्मस्थल भएकोमा सन्देह नहुँदा नहुँदै पनि केही प्राबिधिक कारणले गर्दा धेरै देशको पाठ्य पुस्तकमा वुद्धको जन्मस्थलबारे गलत जानकारी राखिएकोले विस्वका अधिकांश नागरिकमा वुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयमा गलत जानकारी हुनु स्वाभाबिकै हो ।

नेपालमा बस्नेले वुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मनु भएको कुरा संसारलाई थाहा छ भनेर भन्छन जुन गलत हो, किनकि धेरै देशको पाठ्य पुस्तकमा नै गलत जानकारी राखिएको छ भने उनीहरुले केका आधारमा सही जानकारी पाउन? पहिला गुगलले पनि गलत जानकारी दिने गर्थ्यो, यही अभियानपस्चात गुगलले सच्याउने काम गर्‍यो । आधिकारिक रुपमा समस्या नहुँदा नहुँदै पनि प्राबिधिक कारणले गर्दा यो समस्या रहेकोले हाम्रो दायित्व भनेको विस्वब्यापी रुपमा रहेको यो दिग्भ्रम निस्तेज गर्ने मात्रै हो न कि वुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मनु भएको भनेर प्रमाणित गर्ने । Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Clip with Dalai Lama’s Partial London Speech

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 7, 2012

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Buddhism, Cosmology and Evolution

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 5, 2012

By John Stanley & David Loy 

Even with all these profound scientific theories of the origin of the universe, I am left with serious questions: What existed before the big bang? Where did the big bang come from? What caused it? Why has our planet evolved to support life? What is the relationship between the cosmos and the beings that have evolved within it? Scientists may dismiss these questions as nonsensical, or they may acknowledge their importance but deny that they belong to the domain of scientific inquiry. However, both these approaches will have the consequence of acknowledging definite limits to our scientific knowledge of the origin of our cosmos. I am not subject to the professional or ideological constraints of a radically materialistic worldview. – The Dalai Lama

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved. – Charles Darwin

For traditional Buddhist cosmology, the life cycle of a universe is cyclical. There is a period of its formation, a period where it endures, a period where it disintegrates and a period of void before a new universe forms from the luminous space that remains. That space, according to theKalachakra Tantra (Wheel of Time) is inseparable from beginningless, universal consciousness.

The constraints of scientific materialism

A very different perspective is offered by mechanistic science. From its European origins in the 17th century to its final triumph in the 19th, it has insisted that matter is non-conscious stuff interacting in dead space. And these premises are not merely intellectual abstractions. They have become beliefs about reality, shared by a globalizing human culture. The structure of our subjective experience is inevitably influenced by the notion that we too are mechanisms located in a non-conscious mechanical universe. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Dalai Lama Talks About Compassion, Respect

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 3, 2011

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The place where Buddha attained face

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 7, 2011

As you know, every big mountain, being literally the navel of the Earth, eventually accumulates a lot of myths and legends, and becomes the axis of the foundation and the fantastic, yet very real stories. The perturbation vertical space bizarre twists of fate and age. For myths and legends of the local population is responsible, the heroes byley – different kinds of adventurers, mountaineers and other violent “surfers”.

It would be interesting to make something like a historical chronicle, for example, for each eight-, but it does take a lot for them to wander:) On Everest, I’ve tried to write , now part of Nanga Parbat, the more that this mountain will give good odds that the same Everest , and Kashmir – the place is not easy.

1. Nanga Parbat. Painting by Nicholas Roerich

Brief introduction: Nanga Parbat – the first ever eight-to which people have tried to ascend, the first-ever eight-, conquered by man alone. Prior to Everest climbing became popular in the environment, Nanga Parbat kept the championship in the number of dead climbers.

This mountain has witnessed the birth and development of Buddhism in the region, not far from it came the first image of the Buddha. Her foot was held Alexander of Macedon, the Muslim conquerors (ie, Tamerlane and his descendant Babur founded the Mughal dynasty), Sikh invaders. Nanga Parbat knows first hand what a big game of British and Russian empires. Roerich painted the mountain. In the end, this mountain long before the whole of Europe saw the swastika neinduistskuyu – at the top in the early 1930s, tried to climb the Nazis.

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Once part of Afghanistan, part of the Pamirs, the whole of northern Pakistani-administered Kashmir and Ladakh were Buddhist. About Ladakh is known to many, but here’s what Baltistan (Gilgit Baltistan, now known as the northern part of Kashmir) had a different name – Tibet-i-Khurd, little is known. Translates it as a Small Tibet, the vast majority of people here and now speaks the language of the Baltic States – one of the western dialect of Tibetan language, but it is Muslim.

A little farther west, in the valleys of Dir and Swat in the XX century, excavated six years of Buddhist temples and villages of the world’s greatest Tibetologist Giuseppe Tucci (incidentally, the teacher Michelle Pesselya, which show the way to go in Pesselya forbidden kingdom Mustang). Tucci found in Swat as many Buddhist antiquities, that the excavation could not stop until now.

However, once from 2007 to 2009 he held down the valley of the Taliban, a Buddhist heritage was dealt a severe blow. The Taliban began destroying bodrenko “idols”, as in his time destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan. This is despite the fact that none of the Muslim invaders of the early period up to Tamerlane’s finger to these monuments were not touched. Yes, and “idols” are in fact older than Islam in a couple of hundred years.

In 326 BC through the Khyber Pass connecting Afghanistan with Pakistan today, in the kingdom of Gandhara Alexander of Macedon invaded. He went with his army across Kashmir, crossed the Indus and Jhelum and even went to the Ganges.

2. Jhelum River (also known as Gidaspov). Here Macedonian army defeated the Indians along the river lay our way to Nanga Parbat

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The Lumbini project: China’s $3 billion for Buddhism

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 16, 2011

By Melissa Chan

The town of Lumbini in Nepal is where the Buddha was born as Prince Gautama Siddhartha, before achieving

”]enlightenment more than 2,500 years ago. Now China is leading a project worth $3bn to transform the small town into the premier place of pilgrimage for Buddhists from around the world.  Little Lumbini will have an airport, highway, hotels, convention centre, temples and a Buddhist university. That’s in addition to the installation of water, electricity and communication lines it currently lacks.

That’s a lot of money anywhere – but especially for a country like Nepal whose GDP was $35bn last year. That means the project is worth almost 10 per cent of the country’s GDP. So what does China want back?

The organization behind the project is called the Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (APECF), a quasi-governmental non-governmental organisation. Its executive vice president, Xiao Wunan, is a member of the Communist Party and holds a position at the National Development and Reform Commission, a state agency.

On Friday, APECF held a signing ceremony for the project with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Read the rest of this entry »

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Dalai Lama To Host Washington D.C. Peace Festival In July

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 28, 2011

By Jack Jenkins
c. 2011 Religion News Service

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Dalai Lama will visit Washington next month for an 11-day peace rally that is being billed as “the largest gathering for world peace in history.”

The July 6-16 “Kalachakra for World Peace” aims to “amplify the profound, unshakable commitment of (the Dalai Lama) to values such as love, compassion, wisdom and interfaith harmony,” according to publicity materials.

The first day of the event will mark the Dalai Lama’s 76th birthday.

Event activities include dancing, chanting of prayers and teachings by the Dalai Lama on Tibetan Buddhist principles. Like other events hosted by the Dalai Lama, Buddhist monks will create a colorful and detailed sand mandala, or mural, that will be swept away to illustrate the impermanence of life. Read the rest of this entry »

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Another Chinese foundation plans to raise $ 3b to make Lumbini ‘magnet for Buddhists’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 20, 2011

Months after plans of a Chinese private sector company to invest Rs 8 billion to develop Lumbini as an International

Buddha Center hogged media headlines there comes news that a Chinese-backed foundation is planning to raise $ 3 billion to help Nepal develop Buddha’s birthplace.

According to Reuters, the Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation plans to raise the aforesaid amount at home and abroad “to build temples, an airport, a highway, hotels, convention centres and a Buddhist university in the town of Lumbini.”

Interestingly, UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is the vice-chairman of the foundation which aims to transform Lord Buddha’s birthplace in southern Nepal “into a magnet for Buddhists in the same way as Mecca is to Muslims and the Vatican for Catholics”, the report adds.

The foundation signed a memorandum of understanding with Nepal government last month to jointly develop and operate Lumbini.

According to the report, the foundation also pledged to bring communications, water and electricity to Lumbini.

“Lumbini will transcend religion, ideology and race. We hope to rejuvenate the spirit of Lord Buddha,” Xiao Wunan, a devout Buddhist who is executive vice president of the foundation, told the news agency.

The development of Lumbini will also help boost government revenues, create jobs and improve infrastructure in the impoverished corner of Nepal, the report cited the memorandum as stating. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buddhism In America: What Is The Future?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 14, 2011

By Jaweed Kaleem

GARRISON, N.Y. — Backed by the nation’s largest Buddhist magazines and meditation centers, a recent invite-only gathering at an old monastery in this riverside hamlet north of New York City included a guest list of crimson-robed monks of Buddhism’s Tibetan line, tattooed “Dharma Punx,” professors and Japanese-influenced Zen Buddhists that read as a “who’s who” of Buddhism in America.

But the “Maha Council” (maha means “great” in Sanskrit) has created buzz and sparked soul-searching among members of the growing Buddhist religion in the United States for different reasons.

Who speaks for “western Buddhism,” many attendees and observers of last weekend’s event have asked, and how accurately and honestly are elder Buddhists passing on their knowledge to new generations? Read the rest of this entry »

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Buddhist Teachings

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 17, 2011

Buddhism is a philosophy of life expounded by Gautama Buddha (“Buddha” means “enlightened one”), who born in Lumbini, Nepal in the 6th Century B.C. The Buddha was not a god and the philosophy of Buddhism does not entail any theistic world-view. The teachings of the Buddha are aimed solely to liberate sentient beings from suffering.

The Basic Teachings of Buddha which are core of Buddhism are-

The Three Universal Truth
The Four Noble Truth
The Noble Eightfold Path

In Buddhism, the law of karma, says “for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful.” Therefore, the law of Karma teaches that responsibility for unskillful actions is born by the person who commits them.

After his enlightenment, he went to the Deer Park near the holy city of Benares and shared his new understanding with five holy men. They understood immediately and became his disciples. This marked the beginning of the Buddhist community. For the next forty-five years, the Buddha and his disciples went from place to place in India spreading the Dharma, his teachings. Their compassion knew no bounds, they helped everyone along the way, beggars, kings and slave girls. At night, they would sleep where they were; when hungry they would ask for a little food.  Read the rest of this entry »

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SIKKIM: HH Dalai Lama likely to visit Sakyamuni project

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 10, 2010

The Himalayan Beacon

Gangtok: Construction work of the Sakyamuni project has progressed 90% and it will be finally completed by April 2011 at a total cost Rs.34.6 crores sanctioned by State Government, Mr. C. Zangpo Chief Engineer of Urban Development and Housing Department cum Technical Chief of Sakyamuni Project Committee told reporters Friday.

He said the Sakyamuni project in Rabong covers an area of 22.4 acres with its own eco-garden, tourist amenities along with a Buddha statue, the tallest in India. Read the rest of this entry »

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