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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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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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The Buddha

The Buddha

Sir Albert Einstein, one of the world famous scientist, has said that “In an age when Science has advanced, the only doctrine, the Science cannot contradict, is the teaching of the Gouthama Buddha”. Further he has said that “A religion without Science is lame and Science without religion is blind”. Before explain about the enlightenment …

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