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Sariputta, Moggallana

Sariputta and Moggallana: The two chief disciples of the Buddha

In many temples of Theravada countries, there are two statues on either side of the Buddha image. They stand in the attitude of reverence with joined hands. They are the two chief disciples of the Buddha. Ven. Sariputta and the Ven. Moggallana who always stand highest in the veneration of Buddhists in the Theravada countries. …

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Posture Meditation

Posture Meditation

This Posture meditation article is our third one on Vipassana meditation. To make the background, it is important to refer previous article on Vipassana meditation. Posture Meditation is the literature translation of the Pali word “Iriyapatha Pabba”. It is the second section of Kayanupassana Meditation in Satara Satipattana Sutta. Or it can be considered as …

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Vassa

Vassa in Buddhism

In ancient India, as we observed today, three regular seasons prevailed. They were ‘Vassana’ (rainy), ‘Hemanta’ (winter) and ‘Gimhana’ (summer). The rainy season (Vassana Kalo), was from the middle of July to that of November. During rainy season due to heavy rain, rivers over flowed. Streams got flooded. Then roads also flooded. Therefore, communications disrupted …

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