Tag Archives: Buddhist Festivals Poems for Children

The Buddha At Kamakura: Rudyard Kipling Poem

The Buddha At Kamakura - Rudyard Kipling English Poem

Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India. He was educated in England but returned to India in 1882. A decade later, Kipling married Caroline Balestier and settled in Brattleboro, Vermont, where he wrote The Jungle Book (1894), among a host of other works that made him hugely successful. Kipling was the recipient of the 1907 Nobel Prize in …

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Awareness: Gautama Buddha English Poetry

Awareness - Lord Buddha

Siddhartha, who later became known as the Buddha – or The Enlightened One – was a prince who forsook the comforts of a palace to seek enlightenment. He realized the essential unreality of the world and experienced the bliss of Nirvana. After his enlightenment, he spent the remainder of his life teaching others how to escape the endless cycle of …

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The Fool: Gautama Buddha English Poetry

The Fool - Lord Buddha English Poetry

Siddhartha, who later became known as the Buddha – or The Enlightened One – was a prince who forsook the comforts of a palace to seek enlightenment. He realized the essential unreality of the world and experienced the bliss of Nirvana. After his enlightenment, he spent the remainder of his life teaching others how to escape the endless cycle of …

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Buddha Jayanti Day: English Poetry on Buddha

Buddha Jayanti Day

Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti, popularly known as Vesak, is commemorated as the birthday of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. Since Buddha was born, attained enlightenment and Nirvana on Purnima, the full moon period, the day is known as Buddha Purnima. As Buddha’s Birthday also falls in the Hindu month of Vaishakha, Buddha Jayanti is popular as Vesak …

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Buddha in Glory: Enlightening Poem On Buddha

Buddha in Glory - Rilke Maria Rainer

Buddha Jayanti is a special day for both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal. On this day people celebrate the life of Lord Buddha; his Birth, Enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana (Death). Lumbini, in the western Terai plains of Nepal, is the place where Prince Siddhartha (known as the Buddha) was born. The newly-born Prince is believed to have taken seven steps and …

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Twin Verses: Lord Buddha Poetry For Students

Twin Verses - Lord Buddha English Poetry

Buddha Purnima is the most sacred day in the Buddhist calendar. It is the most important festival of the Buddhists, and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Although Buddhists regard every full moon as sacred, the moon of the month of Vaisakh has special significance because on this day the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment (nirvana), and attained parinirvana (nirvana-after-death of …

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To A Buddha Seated On A Lotus: Sarojini Naidu

Lord Buddha: Enlightenment and Nirvana

Sarojini Naidu was an Indian independence activist, poet and politician. A renowned orator and accomplished poet, she is often known by the moniker ‘The Nightingale of India‘. As a prodigious child, Naidu wrote the play “Maher Muneer“, which earned her a scholarship to study abroad. She became the second woman president of the Indian National Congress. She was the first …

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