A visit to Buddhagaya
IT was our National New Year's Day, 2005 and my wife Nirmali and I
set out early in the morning from Varanasi (Baranes Nuwara), the
holy city for the Hindus on an 8 hour 270 km road journey to
Boddhgaya, the holiest city for Buddhists - the place of the
Buddha's Enlightenment in 528 BCE. We got a feeling of oneness with
all religionists on this New Year Day.
Revealing facets of the Dhamma
The month of May is sacred to all Buddhists. The magnificent lustre
of the Holy Triple Gem is heightened in this month of Vesak, as
Buddhists all over the world reach out for renewed solace. They
spend more time on wise reflection on the virtues of the Buddha,
Dhamma and Sangha.