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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)

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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.

Morons and the superstition…

December 2, 2009 9 comments

Sometimes I feel really bad for people who talk about things that they really not heard of. They are called morons. As I remember its been a while after I met my 1st moron in blogging who called her as Rehani girl, now who even blocked putting comments on her blog, really tell me what is the use of keeping a blog that don’t allow comments? Kind of weird.

Usually I don’t like to comment or argue with morons. But you know some times I feel odd for not replying them, then at next moment after replying I feel I was stupid.

Some one trying to be a feminist talking about woman rights. Well it’s not stupid as far as that person who called him self a terrorist don’t mention religious sarcasm.

(*click on the above link only if you can read sinhala, because that post is in sinhala.)

Buddhists around the world, reply me to this. He’s asking why Buddha told that women can’t attain Nirvana. But he’s loosing the fact that women can get rid of the life cycle even attain arahath. And well he’s not aware of the fact that no one can attain Nibbana within a single birth. It’s a result of long term process called“paramitha”. So if some one have completed attain the essential “paramitha” his/her next birth will be a male birth.

So that he can attain Nirvana in that birth.

He’s claiming to Buddhists that they don’t respect women’s . And Buddhists underestimate other religions saying they don’t respect women. It’s not like that. Buddhism is not just a Dhamma or a Religion. It’s a philosophy, the conventional truth of the world.

I feel so sad of those morons who trying to underestimate Buddha’s teachings, since even scientists couldn’t prove that it’s fake what Buddha taught.

Regardless of the fact that I am a Buddhist, I am a believer in Buddhism since it’s the truth. Even thousands of people do. Buddha taught not to believe his teachings if you found it impractical, so he taught us to research and find the truth. Well he did taught about the society, about the present society and about the future too.

It’s not necessary that you should be a Buddhist to believe Buddhism. Buddha taught that his teachings are the path to success, to stop the life cycle, the unstoppable pain and sufferings we undergo.

But of course any one can choose the path to hell cause there are two kinds of people in this world, simple as this..

who deserved the heaven and who deserved the hell. 😀

Really why do people talk about things that they not aware of? Even they don’t like to read, research and know about the things they don’t know.

*can’t read sinhala? Get the unicode here.

The sacred Tooth Relic is on view to the public………..

March 14, 2009 1 comment

What a miracle!.

The drought stopped suddenly.

Thirsty earth had been fed by the miracle rain, started right after the Sacred Tooth Relic moved to the public show.

Suffering farmers got the water to cultivate, rivers and tanks Island wide were filled.

Our country got the blessings of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

Recently I went to see the Sacred Tooth Relic, I was shocked.

There was a huge crowd.

People rushing to see the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha, they don’t care the rain, the sun and the inconvenience they face in rushing queues.

I couldn’t bare my pain when I saw people crying when the gate was closed announcing the end of show for the day. But they stood whole night until the sun rises for the next bright day to get the blessings of Sacred Tooth Relic.

It was amazing, how the event was organized. Generous people distributing food to the general public who is rushing in queues.

And help people who are incapable of walking and handicapped.

It’s not just a religious event, it’s a great turning point to the prosperity and development of our mother Lanka.

I was shocked by the devotion of the devotees.

May the Sacred Tooth Relic bless us all and to the peace and prosperity of mother Lanka.