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Buddha was born in Nepal – Lhochhar 2013 message

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2013

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THE HIMALAYAN TALK : RAM KUMAR SHRESTHA SHARES HIS VIEWS

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 16, 2012

[Ram Kumar Shrestha, the Global Coordinator of ‘Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement’, founded in 2009 for raising awareness of the Buddha birth place Lumbini and Kapilvastu also, spoke to us tonight from Melborne, Australia. He opines that every Nepalese has a sacred duty to join hands towards the movement he has started for world peace through the Buddha’s teachings and messages. He strongly asserts that the Buddha was born in present day Lumbini of southern Nepal.]

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MISTAKEN BUDDHA BIRTH PLACE IN ‘WISDOM OF THE AGES’ : A COURSE BOOK FOR US UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 23, 2012

[ The author, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, who appears for his talks almost everyday on PBS TV[2] shows in United States of America, seems not to have checked Lumbini Ashokan Pillar inscription, [” .. Hida Bhagavam Jateti Lumini Game” [3] discovered by Anton A. Fuhrer on December 1, 1896. Further more, while he was writing the book, he seems not to have been well informed of recent Lumbini archaeological finds also. If he had in anyways, he would have certainly written the “Founder of Buddhism, one of the world’s major religions, the Buddha was born Prince Siddhartha Gautama in Nepal at the border of northeast India” instead. ]
By B. K. Rana
Early morning yesterday, one of my friends, K. Kadaria called me over a phone and said “I just read a book named :’Wisdom of the Ages’ written and published in 1998 by Wayne W. Dyer. The author has written that the “Founder of Buddhism, one of the world’s major religions, the Buddha was born Prince Siddhartha Gautama in northeast India, near the border of Nepal.”So, we needed debating with the author. This is in a course book for undergraduate students at  the Bunker Hill Community College, Boston in  Massachusetts,  USA.”
He sent me a brief email message also which I  immediately  forwarded to my email-list and,  as anticipated, prompt response arrived from  a few scholars from different parts of the world. Among those response was  in an email message from a renowned linguist, Professor Madhav Pokharel of Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal,  in which he has written, “both China and Japan have officially endorsed Lumbini of Nepal being the Buddha’s  birth place, however, while doing researches in China for one year and two years in Japan, I heard that in government prescribed books in  both of these countries students are taught the Buddha  was born in India”[1]. Prof. Pokharel says there is a need for finding the truth out and making a correction to it also.
The book in discussion and its author, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer http://www.drwaynedyer.com/, acclaimed  as one of the internationally best selling authors, a motivational speaker and named also as “Modern Master”, has discussed,  in the book “Wisdomof the Ages: 60 Days to Enlightenment”,  a total of 265  different thinkers of the past and present world  from: Pythagoras and Blaise Pascal, Buddha, Lao-tzu, Patanjali  to many others and down the end himself also.  A chapter titled as ‘Knowing’ is dedicated to Buddhist philosophy. The chapter starts from page 5 in which the author writes: “Founder of Buddhism, one of the world’s major religions, the Buddha was born Prince Siddhartha Gautama in northeast India, near the border of Nepal”. This is flatly incorrect information. Our students must be told or taught the  truth and no imparted false knowledge.
The author, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, who appears for his talks almost everyday on PBS TV[2] shows in United States of America,seems not to have checked Lumbini Ashokan Pillar inscription, [” .. Hida Bhagavam Jateti Lumini Game” [3]discovered byAnton A. Fuhrer on December 1, 1896. Further more, while he was writing the book, he seems not to have been well informed of recent Lumbini archaeological finds also. If he had in anyways, he would have certainly written the “Founder of Buddhism, one of the world’s major religions, the Buddha was born Prince Siddhartha Gautama in Nepal at the border of northeast India” instead.
The book in question was published in 1998 by Harper Collins,in other words some 14 years ago and its first Quill edition came out in 2002 already. After these long years, discussing this way may seem  ‘partisan’ to some of our readers. But the point here is that students deserve right information. We need to feed them facts of human history. But neither we are telling Dr. Wayne W. Dyer deliberately weote “the Buddha was born Prince Siddhartha Gautama in northeastIndia, near the border of Nepal.”Not every writer can visit Lumbini Garden in Nepal and read the Ashokan inscription before writing a book on the Buddha. It is not practical also to do so.  The author has utilized second hand information available to him.

No Confronting with the authors:
We can’t confront each and every author on the Buddha birth place and Kapilvastu also. A Nepalese scholar, Ram B. Chhetri, currently residing in Virginia, USAalso wrote  in reply yesterday,  “ What about Jesus Christ born in China ? We can’t go on confronting people writing whatever they feel like writing.” The point he makes here is that people have been writing on their own ways and  this is how they write; we can’t tell them do what we like.

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नेपाली सन्चारद्धारा रामकुमार श्रेष्ठसंग गरिएको जानकारीमूलक कुराकानी

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 17, 2012

यही १५ र १६ तारिख नेपाली सन्चारद्धारा रामकुमार श्रेष्ठसंग गरिएको कुराकानी सुन्न सक्नु भएको छैन भने तलको लिंकमा गएर कुनै पनि बेला सुन्न सक्नु हुनेछ: 

नेपाली सन्चार लिंक: http://nepalisanchar.com/

कुराकानीमा जाने लिंक : http://soundcloud.com/kura-kani-pramod-k-soni/kura-kani-episode-2-every ( http://snd.sc/S1h2uc)

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कपिलबस्तु दिवस अभियानमा आनी सल्लाहकार र डा. मधु माधुर्य यूरोप संयोजक

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 16, 2010

मे ११, २०१० मा पछि दुई जना थपी २१ जना पुर्याउने गरी सार्वजनिक गरिएको कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानको १९ जनाको विस्व कार्य समितिलाई डा. मधुकृष्ण श्रेष्ठ (मधु माधुर्य) र निलकण्ठ तिवारी थपी पूर्णता दिइएको छ । यूरोपको संयोजकको जिम्मा दिइएको डा. मधुकृष्ण श्रेष्ठ NRNA रसियाका महासचिब, साहित्य महासंघका केन्द्रिय अध्यक्ष, फ्रीनेपालका प्रधान संपादक पनि हुनुहुन्छ भने गत बर्षको अस्वीकृत पुरस्कारका बिजेता पनि हुनुहुन्छ ।  त्यसरी नै नेपाल संयोजकको रुपमा थपिनु भएको निलकण्ठ तिवारी ऐक्यबद्धता प्रकाशनका अध्यक्ष हुनुहुन्छ ।  यसरी रामकुमार श्रेष्ठ (वेलायत)को बिस्व संयोजकत्वमा गठित २१ सदस्यीय कपिलबस्तु दिबस अभियान बिस्व कार्य समितिका अन्य सदस्यहरुमा अबि शर्मा, संयोजक (क्यानडा); बाबुराजा महर्जन, संयोजक (न्यूजिल्याण्ड); भानु पौड्याल, संयोजक (क्यानडा); बिनय शाह, संयोजक (हङकङ); चन्द्र राई, संयोजक (क्यानडा); डा हरिकुमार श्रेष्ठ, संयोजक (ताइबान); हरि नेपाली, संयोजक (कतार); लक्ष्मण देबकोटा, संयोजक (पोर्तुगल); लक्ष्मण पुरी, संयोजक (नेपाल); लक्ष्मी सिंखडा, संयोजक (अमेरिका); डा. मधुकृष्ण श्रेष्ठ (मधु माधुर्य), संयोजक (रसिया); निलकण्ठ तिवारी, संयोजक (नेपाल); ओम गुरुङ, संयोजक (जापान); राज श्रेष्ठ, संयोजक (नेपाल); रामहरि श्रेष्ठ, संयोजक (वेलायत); सन्तोष न्यौपाने, संयोजक (बेल्जियम); सानु घिमिरे, संयोजक (अस्ट्रेलिया); शैलेश श्रेष्ठ, संयोजक (अमेरिका); शम्भु कट्टेल, संयोजक (अमेरिका); र सुजन न्यौपाने, संयोजक (अस्ट्रेलिया) हुनुहुन्छ ।

अभियानको गतिबिधिलाई सहज बनाउन आ-आफ्नो क्षेत्रको क्षेत्रीय संयोजक समेत हुने गरी ब्यबस्था गरिएको नौ जनाको सेक्रेटरियटमा बाबुराजा महर्जन (अस्ट्रेलिया, न्यूजिल्याण्ड र त्यस भेगका अन्य देशहरु हेर्ने), हरी नेपाली ( मध्यपूर्बका देशहरु हेर्ने), राज श्रेष्ठ (सार्क मुलुकहरु हेर्ने), बिनय शाह र ओम गुरुङ (जापान, हङकङ, चीन तथा त्यस भेगका देशहरु हेर्ने), शैलेश श्रेष्ठ (अमेरिका र दक्षिण अमेरिका हेर्ने), चन्द्र राई (क्यानडा हेर्ने), र डा. मधुकृष्ण श्रेष्ठ (मधु माधुर्य) (यूरोप हेर्ने) किसिमले जिम्मेवारी मिलाइएको छ । बिस्व संयोजक स्वत: सेक्रेटरियटमा रहने ब्यबस्था छ । Read the rest of this entry »

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PBS Aired the Video “The Buddha” With Mixed Information

Posted by worldamity on April 8, 2010

The PBS in USA aired the Buddha Documentary I part last  night. There were lots of campaigns against PBS suggesting either to stop airing the video or to correct the wrong information about Buddha in the video. Specially the campaigns were concentrated in International Social Network Facebook.  It  is airing II part tonight. It aired  last night with mixed  information. It says both ‘his mother, a queen of small Indian kingdom“, ‘great Indian sage’ and “In Southern Nepal, at the foot of the Himalayas, is one of the world’s holiest places, Lumbini where, according to the sacred tales, the Buddha was born.The campaigners were optimistic with their campaigns as PBS is considered as reputed company, however; due to the time constrain money matter seemed to be more important than the factual information to PBS as well.

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An Open Letter to PBS

Posted by worldamity on April 2, 2010

The David Grubin Productions,
125 West 94th Street, New York, NY 10025

Dear Sir,

Many thanks for making a documentary film on the Buddha, the Prince of Peace and Compassion. We would particularly like to thank the award-wining filmmaker David Grubin for making a film on such a matter of profound significance. We also understand the film is being aired by PBS – Public Broadcasting Service – on April 7th, 2010 with its nearly 360 member stations all over the United States of America and 110 million people through their local stations and nearly 19 million people online are expected to watch it.

We also watched the posted preview trailer of the film which starts with a fairly nice background of how the Buddha was conceived by his mother. There we heard a narrator as saying, ‘the Buddha was born in a small Indian kingdom’. Read the rest of this entry »

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PBS Misinforming the World

Posted by worldamity on March 29, 2010

PBS is made up of more than 350 local public noncommercial TV stations and reaches more than 115 million people each month through on-air and online content, and, increasingly, in other platforms. PBS content is available on air through its local stations and, for many programs, online, in the form of podcasts, blogs, video clips, and full episodes.

Key programs include PBS KIDS & PBS KIDS GO! series, as well as NATURE, MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, GREAT PERFORMANCES , BILL MOYERS JOURNAL, TAVIS SMILEY, WASHINGTON WEEK, FRONTLINE and THE PBS NEWSHOUR.

“THE BUDDHA” coming to PBS April, 7th, 2010. This PBS documentary explores the life of Prince Siddhartha, today know as the Buddha, whose spiritual quest for enlightenment gave birth to Buddhism. The film, narrated by Richard Gere, includes interviews with the Dalai Lama and airs on PBS April 7.

The problem with this documentary is that this is with misinformation about Buddha. This informs that Prince Siddhartha of India. Lots of Nepalese campaigning against this misinformation. Within the PBS Fan Club Ram Kumar Shrestha created Topic Buddha was born in Nepal not in India in its Discussion Board. To leave the comment in the link with the information about video this is the link . In both links lots of Nepalese campaigning against the misinformation. Only after becoming Fan of PBS Fan Club, it is possible to comment in the second link. Buddha and misinformation together? Does not suit. So why not to participate there then?

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