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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Jataka Story - The king parrot

     Once upon a time there lived thousands of parrot in the jungle, near a village called 
Bamunugama, in Rajagaha. Buddha was born as a parrot,who ruled the flock of these birds
In this village there was a paddy field belonging to a brahmin called Kosiyagotta. When the
 crop was ready for harvest, the brahmin assigned a watchman to guard the paddy field.
      The king parrot and his flock visited the field to eat to their heart content.The watchmen was
 helpless as the flock was too large for him to drive away. Each parrot enjoyed the meal and flied
away but the King parrot every time came and took a mouthful of corn with him as he flied away.
This was surprise for watchmen who informed the brahmin about the King parrot.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Buddha story - Five disciples

       On one occasion, five lay disciples were present while Buddha was expounding the Dhamma at the Jetavana monastery. One of them was asleep while sitting, the second was scratching the earth with his fingers, the third was shaking the tree, the fourth was looking up at the sky. The fifth was the only one who was respectfully and attentively listening to the Buddha. Venerable Ananda, who saw the different kinds of behavior of the five disciples commented, ' Venerable Sir! While you were giving the Dhamma only one out of those five people were listening attentively'. Then Ananda described the different attitudes of the other four to the Buddha and asked why they were behaving thus.
     The Buddha then explained that these people could not get rid of their old habits. In their past existences, the first one was a snake. As a snake usually coils itself up and goes to sleep, so also this man had gone to sleep while listening to the Dhamma. The one who was scratching the earth with his hand had been a subterranean creature. The one who was shaking the tree was a monkey. The one who was gazing up at the sky had been an astrologer and the one who was listening attentively to the Dhamma was learned Brahmin. The Buddha said,' Ananda, you must remember that one must be attentive to be able to understand the Dhamma and that there are many people who cannot understand the Dhamma.'
      Ananda then asked, ' Venerable Sir, what are the things that prevent people from being able to realize the Dhamma?' The Buddha replied,' Ananda, passion, ill will and ignorance are the three things that prevent people from realizing the Dhamma . There is no fire like the fire of lust. Passion burns always and without any break.'

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Buddha story- Story of Angulimal

Buddha story

     Angulimal had murdered numerous people and he had vowed to kill one thousand men.Whenever people learned that Angulimal was hiding nearby they would leave that place. Even the king was afraid of Angulimal. The soldiers were unable to catch Angulimal.
     Buddha was through the forest and people prayed to Buddha not to go through the path as Angulimal was there.They warned Buddha," Please don't go through this path, Angulimal would kill you,he is a cruel monster."
     Buddha told them,"There is nothing to fear.Once I have chosen my path, I will surely go through this.I will see to it that Angulimal kills me or I kill Angulimal."
     Gautama went ahead in the forest. Angulimal was waiting for somebody to come his way.He saw Gautama from a distance,an unarmed monk in a peaceful mood with aura around him coming towards him. Angulimal warned Buddha ," Don't come here, don't proceed further.You are a monk, I take pity on you go back and don't come back here again.I will kill you."

Buddha story-Why can't I get salvation

Buddha story
    Once Buddha was staying at a village.A man came to Buddha and said ," You only talk of salvation and moksha. Every man can get salvation but why doesn't he get it ?"
    Buddha smiled and said," Dear friend, I will respond to your query but first you do one thing for me.You must go to village and ask each and every member, that what is it that they want to get.What is their wish and whatever they want to get in life. Please note it down and bring it to me."
     The man followed the instruction of Buddha and asked each and every resident of village,what was his desire in his life. Everybody told their wishes and the man noted it down.He came back to Buddha and then Buddha asked him," Now you tell me,how many people are interested in salvation and nirvana?" The man was astonished as nobody wanted Nirvana or moksha.
     Buddha said," Oh my dear friend,I do say that everybody can get nirvana but I never said that everybody wants nirvana.If a person doesn't want to purse a thing, it can't be handed over to him forcefully. You have to work on your own salvation nobody else can do it for you."

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Dhammapada quotes


* Now may every living thing, young or old, weak or strong, living near or far, known or unknown, living or yet unborn, may every living thing be full of bliss.

*Mind is fore-runner of (all evils) states. Mind is their chief; and they are mind made. If one speaks or acts with an impure mind, then suffering follows one even as the wheel follows the hoof of the ox.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How to be happy in life

     As a follower of Buddha ,I feel being happy in life is essential to a person.The Great one has formulated some of essentials for us mortals to follow.As per The Enlightened One,The world is full of suffering.This suffering has a cause which must be eliminated before suffering can be abolished.The cause of suffering is attachment.The passion for things for relationships and passion to dream excessively.
     So reiterating what Buddha says is, follow the middle path of living.Don't be extremist in your approach because loads of passion causes pain and suffering.See things with a vision of detachment,do things which you are supposed to do and never be obsessed with anything.
     The five percepts are important to a Buddhist to live a happy life
1.Do not steal what is not rightfully yours.
2.Don't harm any living being.
3.Don't indulge in unchaste behavior.
4.Don't indulge in telling lies.
5.Don't indulge in intoxicating drugs or alcohol.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Buddha story-betrayal of the saviour

    Long ago in a village called Kashigram lived a farmer.He used to work hard and work in his fields with his bulls.Once after a heavy work session on the field,he decided to rest for sometime.He freed his bulls from the plough and let them graze the grass.He rested under a tree to relax a bit. After sometime the farmer realized that his bulls had disappeared.The bulls entered the forest as they grazed the fields.
     As the day was still bright ,the farmer thought of getting back his bulls back from the forest.The farmer walked into the forest.The forest was dense and the sun light became dim through the thick foliage of forest.The farmer kept searching is bulls but he could trace them.Soon he realized that he has lost the way to his field.He was hungry and tired.He saw a tree laden with delicious fruits ,so he climbed the tall tree .Suddenly his foot slipped and he came down to the ground with a thud from the tall tree.A fall that could kill a man but the farmer survived the fall.He kept there lying down for ten days.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lord Buddha story- Killed by an arrow

Buddha story
Lord Buddha used to roam through out India and used to meet so many scholars and different teachers.He would guide them to become more happy and wiser. Sometimes they would ask him abstract questions which had no practical implications in life like what happens when the soul dies.To explain the fruitlessness of such topics Buddha would recite them a story about a Young man.
      Once a young man was struck by a poisonous arrow.He bled profusely and was lying on the ground, suffering from the extreme pain.People rushed to help him some offered him water, some offered help to remove the arrow and some wanted to apply some medicine so that bleeding could stop.But the wounded young man stopped everybody."Don't dare touch me ,first tell me who shot this arrow? From where did this arrow come?"

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dhamma-cakka-pavattana sutta

Dhammacakkapavattana sutta  (The foundation of the kingdom of righteousness)

1.Evam me sutam : Ekam samayam Bhagava Baranasiyam viharati Isipatane Migadaye.

  ( English Translation)
   Thus have I heard: Once the Blessed One was sojourning near Banares,at Isipitana,in
   the Deer park.

2. Tatra kho Bhagava pancavaggiye bhikkhu amantesi.Dve'me bhikkhave anta pabba-
     jitena na sevitabba.Katame dve ?

    (Then the Blessed One addressed the company of five bhikkhus.'Bhikkhus,these two
     extremes should not be followed by one who has gone out from home to homeless
     life.What two'?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Buddha purnima

      Buddha purnima is also known as Buddha jayanti.This day symbolises the three important events in the life of Gautama Buddha.On this very day Siddhartha was born to King Suddhodana.On this auspicious  day Siddharatha transformed into Buddha with attainment of Enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.At the age of 80 years Buddha left his body to attain nirvana on this day only.That is why,this day which comes on full moon of Vaiskh month holds a special place in hearts of buddhists.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Buddha story-Meaning of Bhikkhu

     Once Buddha was staying at Savatti. A brahmin with the name of Panchangya-dayaka questioned Gautama,'Oh! Gautama ,why do you call your students,Bhikkhu ?What is the meaning of Bhikku and how can one become Bhikkhu?
     Buddha answered him,'O brahmin,I do call my students as Bhikkhu but Bhikkhu doesn't mean beggar.The word Bhikkhu stands for him, in whom all imperfections have been conquered.The person is devoid of desire and ambition.One who doesn't wishes for money,fame,position.One who has over- powered his sense organs.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ambedkar-Ten best quotes of Baba Saheb

1.Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human exisence."

2.    “A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society."

3."Man is mortal. Everyone has to die some day or the other. But one must resolve to lay down one's life in enriching the noble ideals of self-respect and in bettering one's human life. We are not slaves. Nothing is more disgraceful for a brave man than to live life devoid of self-respect."

4."Life should be great rather than long."

Ten best quotes of Buddha

1."The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no  one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed."

Buddha quotes

2."Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

3."We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

4."I never see what has been done; i only see what remains to be done."

5."I don't believe in a fate that fall on men however they act; but i do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act."

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Teachings of Buddha -aim of buddhism

buddha statue
Buddha idol
Buddhism is a religion of wisdom,a wisdom that is born of a deep consideration,practice and realization.The wisdom for which a prince renouncing his crown went to the jungles to find his true self.
Buddha says about-Elimination of Dukkha
                   Buddha taught about arising of Dukkha (unsatisfactoriness) and elimination of Dukkha.This is the present state in which a person exists throughout his life and he must be taken out of it.What happens after death is not so important but you must know what is to be done when you are alive.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Buddha quotes

Buddha quotes-On self
*Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.That's the mark of a true professional.

*Mind is everything.Whatever you think you become.

*Self is the refuge of self.

*Know this Bhikkhus,I teach only of Dukkha and the elimination of Dukkha(unsatisfactoriness).

*Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

*In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

*We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

*It is better to travel well than to arrive.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Lord Buddha - Story of rice pudding of Sujata

         In search of the true self Siddhartha reached village of Sena in the Uruvela region.Near the banks of river Niranjana he found five monks who were practicing hard meditation.In the dense forest of Uruvela the monks were performing austerities.Siddhartha was amazed to see their mind control and breathing practices.They were leading a very disciplined life living on barely nothing and making their body suffer the hardships to attain various powers.
        Siddhartha too joined them and trained himself in the hard rituals and practices.He meditated on austerities and gave intense pain to his body.For six long years Buddha kept practicing the hard training.Demon Mara came to know of Buddha's advancement in search of truth.He came to Buddha and coaxed him to leave his meditation .He warned him that he would die of hunger and he should go back to his Kingdom.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Buddhist pilgrimage

          The Buddha was born in Lumbini at the India nepal border and Buddha reached enlightenment at Bodhgaya in India.King Ashoka played a key role in spreading Buddhism across the globe.The seeds of Buddhism are scattered allover  India.
                 The buddha at the age of 29 years attained enlightenment at this very place.Meditating under a pipal tree Buddha resolved not to rise again till he knows the real truth.As tradition says Mara the king of illusion send demons to prevent The Buddha from reaching his goal but the compassion and perseverence of Lord Buddha overcame his powers and the truth was revealed to Buddha.
         King Ashoka was influenced by Buddhist philosophy and he devoted his entire life in spreading the words of Buddha.Ashoka visited Bodhgaya and is considered to be the founder of Mahabodhi temple.Inside the temple there is a mighty image of Lord Buddha touching the ground,Bhumisparsha mudra.The image is said to be 1700 yrs old and is facing east .

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lord Buddha - Story what buddha taught

      A bhikkhu after taking subject of meditation from Buddha was practising meditation in an old garden.A woman of doubtful character came into the garden and saw the bhikkhu in deep contemplation.No one else was present in the garden so she said to herself,"Here is a man,I will ruin his meditation and corrupt his thoughts."So she stood in front of the monk and took down her undergarment many times and put it on again.She unloosened her hair and bound it again.She laugh and giggled.The monk became excited,his whole body shivered with excitement,"What is happening"thought he.
   The Buddha said to himself."I gave the monk a subject of meditation and he went forth to perform his meditation.How is he doing."Still remaining seated in his monastery,Buddha saw that woman and observed her evil behaviour and perceiving that her evil conduct was upsetting the monk,He spoke as follows."Monk,there is no delight who seek after their lust but where people are free from passion,that place is full of delight'".So saying he sent forth a radiant image of himelf and instructed the monk in Dhamma.The monk attained the sainthood.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

LordBuddha - Story of Dhamma to Kashyapa

   There were three Kashyapa brothers in Uruvela who were great worshippers of fire and were involved in detailed rituals in their daily life.Everybody respected them for their knowledge and rituals they performed.It was not easy to teach them Dhamma but Buddha was determined to share his wisdom with everybody.
   He arrived at Kashyapa's house and met with the elder brother.Buddha asked him if he could let him spend the night at their place.Kashyapa was amazed by the aura and brilliance on the face of Buddha and agreed to offer his hospitality.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Buddha story -Build your nest

     Once in the dark forest of Himalaya lived a beautiful couple of two birds who perched on the high branch of a tree.They would play and eat all day and were happily leading their lives.As the winters approached the female bird was worried about the coldness in the weather at night.The male bird said"Darling I would build a cosy and warm nest tommorow so that you dont have to suffer in future".
     As the sun rose in the morning the birds forgot about the nest and kept playing in the sky and eating insects enjoying the warmth of the sun.At night the female bird complained of the cold and the male assured her that in the morning he would bring the cosy grass and build their nest.In the morning again they played all day long and enjoyed the pleasures of life.
     Again at night the female bird was suffering from cold and shivered like anything but the male bird again promised her that nest would be build in the day.The female bird struggled throughout the night but she could not bear anymore and passed away.The nest was never built and the male bird kept seeing his dead partner.
    The female bird could have lived longer if they had built their nest at the right time.The Buddha told his story to his disciples to make them realise that those who spend their life enjoying only material pleasures cant help themselves or others.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lord Buddha - buddhist story

       Once in Savatthi,there were five friends who became Bhikkhu at old age.These five Bhikkhus were in the habit of going together to their old homes for almfood.One lady who was former wife of Bhikkhu was a good cook and she looked after them well.Thus ,the five bhikkhu went mostly to her house.But one day she fell ill and died suddenly.The old bhikkhus felt their loss very deeply and they together cried praising her virtues and lamenting their loss.
      The Buddha admonished them,"Bhikkhus! you are all feeling pain and sorrow because you are not free of greed,hatred and ignorance which are like great forest.Cut down this forest and you will be freed from these mental impurities."

Friday, March 9, 2012

Buddha story - Medicine for death

   Gotami was beautiful woman married to a rich man.Together they had a son but her son died one day .Gotami was grief stricken seeing her toddler son die so young.Carrying her dead son,she ran through the streets asking for help and medicine to restore the life in her son.People thought she had gone mad.Seeing her pitiful state villagers decided to send her to Buddha.They advised her,"Buddha is the only person who can help you and provide your son with everything he needs".Thus Gotami went to Buddha and asked him to give her the medicine that would restore the life in her son.
   The Buddha knowing her disturbed mental condition told her to get some mustard seeds from a home where no death has taken place.Overjoyed with the prospect of having her son restored to life,Gotami ran from house to house begging for mustard seeds.Everyone was willing to help but she could not find a single home where death had not occurred.The people were willing to give her the mustard seeds but they could not claim that no one had died in their family.As the day dragged on,she realised that hers was not the family that faced death and that there were more people dead than living.As soon as she realised this,her attitude towards her dead son changed,she no longer attached to the dead body of her son and she realised how simply the Buddha had taught her a most important lesson:that everyting that is born must eventually die.
    She buried her dead son and told the Buddha that she could find no family where death had not occurred.Then the Buddha said,"Gotami, you should not think that you are the only one who has lost a son.As you have now realised,death comes to all beings.Before their desires are satiated death takes them away."