Are we in the right track? Do we walk blind?

It has been 2599 years since Lord Buddha’s parinibbana (death). Tomorrow is Wesak full moon poya day, from which start the year of 2599. Next year will be the 2600th year. It makes really sad when it seems that we all heading to the darkness again. Far beyond the light that Lord Buddha taught before 2600years ago. But yet we are not totally screwed up, the worst is yet to come. We all loosing the fact that everything on this earth is not the way we like it. Though we crave for something, though our immense desire will get what we want, one day we’ll feel a hole in it. We might feel this is not enough or that’s not what we really want.

Buddhism is not taught as a religion. It’s a philosophy, rather it’s the conventional truth that none can ever break. If you think I am bulshitting let me know if any scientist ever proves a teaching of Lord Buddha is wrong.  People think Buddhism has many laws to follow and it’s a mess. Buddhism gives the freedom to choose, not by force. But from your own. People think that they are Buddhists since their parents are called as Buddhists, and they put label on themselves as Buddhists. A Buddhist is not the person who tell he is, but the one who believes that every effect has a cause. Though your parents are not Buddhists and if you believe in that, you are a Buddhist.

What we hear now as dhamma is mostly modified or corrupted. Since most of us are not willing to believe what we know is false, no one will consider. But what we need to do is use dhamma practically and reveals ourselves what is the truth. We don’t want to follow or believe anyone but our own practice.

The real anapanasathi meditation technique.

The real anapanasathi is not just breathing conscious. As the Lord Buddha’s dhamma it is, knowing when ever we get desire (raga), anger (dwesha) and dumbness/blindness (moha). Catching relevant imagination is called getting breath in, which means understand the bad effect of sticking to those feelings and good effect of getting rid of those. And getting rid of these feelings is called breath out. Well you might not believe me now, since I just made a change to the traditional anapanasathi meditation method that you used to know.

Lord Buddha told us not to believe what we hear, but to know the truth through practice. If u still doubt, let me know the result you gain by just breathing in and out conscious? I must admit that it really makes your mind relaxed and so calm, no doubt on that. But that’s not what we really need. We need to get rid of this loop, the repetition, the life cycle. But why??? Why we should end this life? Am I nuts?? Leave this beautiful world?? This amazing life?? Yeah why should we??

Yes you are correct. This world and life we live is so damn beautiful, amazing, and fabulous. But let me know what we get after all? Eventually we all die. Death doesn’t count weather you’re the president or you’re the most powerful human on earth. Do we take any gatherings we had in our life when we die? Money? Educational certificates? Potential? Beauty or properties? What really matters is what we do and what our attitude is. Nothing else matters.

A way to go my friends. Wish you all success in finding the light……….

By sermons from Venerable Waharaka Abayarathanalankara thero. (Information is only available in sinhala)

Does Sri Lankan tortoise have place to live???

Recently a baby tortoise came to our garden on a rainy day. Yes I took a photograph of it to show you guys. I gave it a name, “Jumbi”. What you think about the name? Yes I really wanted to keep it with me, but my parents didn’t allow me. My bad luck.  😦

Since there were many canals in our area there were so many of them living peacefully. But recently most of the canals were used for new housing schemes and the rest are almost contaminated as they are used as dump. This is a disaster. Not only tortoise, most of the indigenous species lived in those watery environments were destroyed, specially fishes and amphibious species.

Now tortoise don’t have place to live. They keep wandering allover on rainy days. And it’s sad to hear that people kill this innocent reptile for meat. Yes you read correct, for meat. Most of the people think that they get strong by tortoise meat. How foolish this people???

Ever saw a tortoise gone flat on a road??? Well I have seen many times in our area.

Mostly on rainy days they come out from their hidden places and wander every where. And vehicles run over them. It’s sad to see dead on the road. Well what can I do to stop them dying?  I can’t at least keep one as a pet. Can I stop people build houses over this reptile’s living space?

I can do one thing. Keep watching……

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Amazing Monkey Performance

March 2, 2010 3 comments

Well trained monkey performing in front of people.

Recorded by one of my brother in Sri Lanka.

This kind of monkeys are called Bonnet Macaque , widely spread in South India.

Have broader intellectual capacity than other species of monkeys. can be trained to do various tasks.

In Sri Lanka there are so many trained monkeys entertaining people. Not reported as harmful. Much like to live close to human civilizations.

Really wanted to share this amazing monkey performance with you guys. Hope you like this.

Happy New Year 2010….

December 31, 2009 2 comments

2009 is almost gone. filled with lots of sweet and sad memories. wish you all a Happy New Year 2010. may all your dreams come true!!!

wish you all Best Of Luck.

~ with love ~

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She left me………

December 16, 2009 2 comments

my doggie, Whity was with me for 5 years. A female from a pomeranian breed, was a sensitive, playful, cute doggie.

That breed usually adopted close to people. Lived along with the people in their living rooms. But my Whity’d to live in a cage instead. Because my dad doesn’t like dogs inside home.

So she was bit worried about that, always making noises to get our attention. Indeed I showed my love and affection towards her. And she received love from my family too.

But now she has gone away. She left us all and slept forever. She has been sick for several days. Even I couldn’t take care of her since me too had been hospitalized due to fever.

I still remember she keep her nose out from cage within metal mesh, and wagging her tail when ever she see me. Keeping her ears low and cuddling like a little snow bubble. Ohh god…….

how can I survive with these sweet memories? When ever I remind her it brings tears to my eyes and drop through my chin without even knowing.

I got some of her sweet memories captured. So I thought of sharing those with my readers.

It’s not that I need to fill my blog with dog photos. It’s just for my readers who love dogs and sad for my Whitys’ departure.

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A return from Death…….

December 14, 2009 2 comments

yes I caught with dengue for last week and I was in hospital for 5 days. Which is a strange week in my life, Lot of ups and downs in a row.

Well, this is not the 1st time I felt that “the life is not a bed of roses”, though it’s been awhile since I felt that before.

I got the news that I passed my semester final exam when I am in hospital. This was the 1st time I’ve been hospitalized. So it was a quite hard experience. Well I thought this might be my final destination, as I mentioned about it in my last post. But it’s not, for my goodness.

Anyway I feel that I returned from death, since Dengue is a deathly viral fever. But fortunately I was found in the early stage of the fever and I didn’t got any dangerous symptoms.

Thanks to the hospital staff and my parents, relations great care I recovered so fast.

After all it was a so close. And I am happy that I am back with my loved ones. And that I can serve the world some more time.

Thanks to all the fellows who wished me through twitter, facebook and who came to see me all the way to my home.

The Final Destination

December 6, 2009 2 comments

yes I am talking about the movie The Final Destination 4. first of all I should admit that it’s a horrible movie to watch. I never thought that it’ll be so freaking that much.

Quite like the Dejavu movie.

it’s a movie which takes us to a far,deep imagination. It’s our destiny which decide everything. What ever we do, where ever we hide we can’t survive from death which brings us by fate. We gotta go when our time is up. No matter how rich we are, how much important we are to the world. Because our destiny don’t take those measurements into consideration.

This remind me of my friend, I was bit scared to travel in buses , when there was war here in SL. I was so aware of people and things when I was in a crowded place. But not my friend.

He told me, disregarding the fact that how much we cared or be aware of our safety, when the time comes we should go.

Well that is what I heard from Dhamma. Even if we hide in a steal cage, even if we hide in the middle of sea, even if we hide in a rocky mountain, still we can’t stop the death. No one’s immortal.

So we’d better get the most of what we have, forgetting the bitter past lets face to the future in optimistic way. Lets help the people who need help. Money not what we take after our death, to the next birth. If you believe in Rebirth , it’s our deeds. What we did through our life time.

Immortality is far beyond the topic, I don’t believe in immortality. Even I don’t think that scientists will invent medicine or theory for immortality. Even if they does, I don’t wanna continue this painful life so long.

We get what we deserved. So be happy for what we got. Live your life happy.