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How is the date of Buddha’s birthday celebration determined?

How is the date of Buddha's birthday celebration determined?

Traditionally, Buddha’s birthday is known as Vesak or Visakah Puja. Vesak is the major Buddhist festival of the year as it celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha on the one day, the first full moon day of the sixth month of the Buddhist lunar calendar, or the fourth month of the Chinese calendar or in May, (except …

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Where was Lord Buddha born?

Where was Lord Buddha born?

Buddha was born in B.C. 560 and died at the age of eighty in B.C. 480. The place of his birth was a grove known as Lumbini, near the city of Kapilavastu, at the foot of Mount Palpa in the Himalayan ranges within Nepal. This small city Kapilavastu stood on the bank of the little river Rohini, some hundred miles …

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Buddha Jayanti Greetings

Buddha Jayanti Greetings

Buddha Jayanti Greetings: Buddha Jayanti or also known as Buddha Purnima is the most sacred festivals of Buddhist. Buddha Purnima (Buddha Birthday) is celebrated in remembrance Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha is the founder of Buddhism. This day is the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. It falls on the full moon of the fourth lunar month (month of Vaisakh) i.e. April …

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Awareness – Lord Buddha Poem in English

Awareness - Lord Buddha

Awareness is the path of immortality; thoughtlessness is the path of death. Those who are aware do not die. The thoughtless are as if dead already. The wise having clearly understood this, delight in awareness and find joy in the knowledge of the noble ones. These wise ones, meditative, persevering, always using strong effort, attain nirvana, the supreme peace and …

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What is the Buddha’s teaching about caste and colour?

What is the Buddha's teaching about caste and colour?

There is no division of caste and colour in Buddhism. In some country, the caste system is a very important social structure. However, Buddhism is free from caste, racial, and gender prejudices. Everyone is equal in spiritual potential. The Buddha explained that a man’s virtues or vices depend on his deeds, not his birth or wealth. One who comes to …

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Buddha Purnima Coloring Pages

Buddha purnima coloring pages

Buddha Purnima Coloring Pages: Vesak (Buddha Purnima, Buddha Jayanti) is a Buddhist festival that marks Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. It falls on the day of the full moon in month of May. Colour the Lord Buddha in the picture. Click on any image you like to enlarge it. You can download this image and print it for coloring! Buddha Purnima Coloring Pages

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The Fool – Lord Buddha English Poetry

The Fool - Lord Buddha English Poetry

Long is the night to one who is awake. Long is ten miles to one who is tired. Long is the cycle of birth and death to the fool who does not know the true path. If a traveller does not meet with one who is better or equal, let one firmly travel alone; there is no companionship with a …

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Twin Verses – Lord Buddha English Poetry

Twin Verses - Lord Buddha English Poetry

What we are is the result of what we have thought, is built by our thoughts, is made up of our thoughts. If one speaks or acts with an impure thought, suffering follows one, like the wheel of the cart follows the foot of the ox. What we are is the result of what we have thought, is built by …

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The Saint – Lord Buddha’s Poem in English

The Saint - Lord Buddha's Poem in English

There is no suffering for the one who has completed the journey, who is freed from sorrow, who has freed oneself on all sides, who has thrown off all chains. The thoughtful exert themselves; they do not delight in a home; like swans who have left their lake, they leave their house and home. Those who have no accumulations, who …

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What is the historical and geographical background of Buddhism?

Buddhism came into existence in India some 2,600 years ago when an Indian Prince, Siddhattha, became enlightened and hence came to be known as the Buddha, meaning the Enlightened One. His teaching is preserved in Buddhist scriptures known as the Tripitaka, which literally means the three baskets, namely the Vinaya or Vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), Sutta or Suttanta-pitaka (collection of the …

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