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.
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
'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.
Ven. Dr. Rajakeeya Pandit Julampitiye Gnanaratana
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.