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सिद्धार्थ ही होता… – रश्मि प्रभा

सिद्धार्थ ही होता... - रश्मि प्रभा

मेरे महाभिनिष्क्रमण की ताकत मेरे पिता नहीं थे उन्होंने तो मेरे उद्विग्न मन को बाँधने का प्रयास किया निःसंदेह… एक पिता के रूप में उनके कदम सराहनीय थे पर यशोधरा के उत्तरदायी बने! मैं जीवन की गुत्थियों में उलझा था मैं प्रेम को क्या समझता मेरी छटपटाहट में तो दो रिश्ते और जुड़ गए… यशोधरा मौन मेरी व्याकुलता की सहचरी …

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Lord Buddha: Enlightenment and Nirvana

Lord Buddha: Enlightenment and Nirvana

Siddhartha renounced his kingdom in search of ‘truth’. But ‘truth’ was not easy to be found. He took to the life of an ascetic, like the one he saw as the last of the Four Passing Sights. The ascetic, with a peaceful face, inspired him most. During his search, he traveled to distant lands. And for six years he lived …

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Buddha Purnima: The Observances

Buddha Purnima: The Observances

Vesak, commemorating the birth, Enlightenment and death of Buddha, is observed as a public holiday in many Southeast Asian countries. Specially in countries like India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand. In Japan and other Mahayana countries, however, the three events of Buddha are observed on separate days. In some countries the birth date is April 8, the Enlightenment date …

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Lord Buddha: Birth and Renunciation

Lord Buddha: Birth and Renunciation

Buddha was a real historical character at the same time he was a mythical man of legend. Buddhist mythology is replete with legends relating to his birth. It is believed that Buddha had come into being after through a series of birth and death. In some he was reborn as human and in some, as an animal. And that Buddha …

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Life of Buddha: Early Life, Education, Enlightenment

Life of Buddha: Early Life, Education, Enlightenment

The three most significant events in the life of Gautama Buddha occurred on the same day. His birth, enlightenment and death (nirvana), all happened on a full moon night in April/May. This makes the day – called Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti – all the more sacred for Buddhists. Below we have provided a brief biography of Gautam Buddha. Buddha …

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Buddha Purnima: Buddhist Culture & Traditions

Buddha Purnima: Buddhist Culture & Traditions

This is the most sacred day in the Buddhist calendar and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Although Buddhists regard every full moon as sacred, the moon of the month of Vaisakh / Baisakh (April – May) has special significance because it was on this day that the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment and Nirvana. This three-fold coincidence, gives Buddha Purnima …

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Buddhism Quiz: GK Questions on Buddhism

Buddhism Quiz

Buddhism Quiz: Buddhism is a religion to about 300 million people around the world. The word comes from ‘budhi’, ‘to awaken’. It has its origins about 2,500 years ago when Siddhartha Gotama, known as the Buddha, was himself awakened (enlightened) at the age of 35.

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Buddhism in Tibet Quiz: Tibetan Buddhism MCQ

Buddhism in Tibet Quiz

Buddhism in Tibet Quiz: In the past, Tibet was powerful enough to invade China and Nepal. Buddhism was one among many forces that shaped Tibet in a definitive way. Here are some basic facts that will remind you about it. Tibetan Buddhism is a religion in exile, forced from its homeland when Tibet was conquered by the Chinese. At one …

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Buddhism Blue Cliff Records Quiz

Buddhism Blue Cliff Records Quiz

Buddhism Blue Cliff Records Quiz: A study of Koans is the focus in this quiz. I shall present a Koan and you try to determine the pertinent answer to the ancient Chinese-Japanese puzzles of the Zen Buddhists.

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गौतम बुद्ध के अनमोल विचार Gautam Buddha Hindi Quotes

गौतम बुद्ध के अनमोल विचार

Name: Gautam Buddha / भगवान गौतम बुद्ध Birth: 563 BC or 623 BC Lumbini, today in Nepal Died: 483 BC or 543 BC (aged 80) Kushinagar, India गौतम बुद्ध के अनमोल विचार / Gautam Buddha Hindi Quotes

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