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Thought for the Day

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared”. The Buddha

 

The Buddha and the World

The Buddha was the avatar of the situation we find ourselves in today, because he refused to rely on the traditional gods or God. He didn't use the social safety net of the priestly caste with its automatic connection to spiritual privilege. Above all, he accepted the inescapable fact that each person is ultimately alone in the world. This aloneness is the very disease the Buddha set out to cure.

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Who are the real poor ?

The existence of poverty is as old as human civilisation itself, and concerns about it have a long theoretical, conceptual and empirical tradition. Almost all holy books, from the Gita, Mahabharat, Ramayan and Koran to the Bible, illustrate that poverty existed in contemporary societies. These holy books have also asserted that God would always help the poor in one way or the other.

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'We now want only a final solution'

President Mahinda Rajapaksa outlines Govt's plans for curbing terrorism and restoring peace in India Today interview:

India's approach vis-a-vis Sri Lanka has been very positive and encouraging and the relationship is now probably at the best of levels, President Mahinda Rajapaksa told Raj Chengappa in the exclusive interview.

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Ven. Dr. Rajakeeya Pandit Julampitiye Gnanaratana Thera:

Honoured as Chief Sangha Nayaka of India


The honoured title of "Adhikarana Nayaka of India' along with the honourable epithet 'Sri Sugata Shasana Dharmaduta Vibhushana' has been conferred on Ven. Dr. Rajakeeya Pandit Julampitiye Gnanaratana Thera the Chief Incumbent of Devarohana Maitree Buddha Vihara of the City of Sankassa in North India.

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