What we witness today is a kind of political Buddhism trying to promote the interests of the Sinhala-Buddhist people, rather than religion. A Concise Sinhala Mahavamsa has 4 ratings and 2 reviews. Jonathan said: The key rule when translating is to use a translator to translate into their nati. Old-Sinhalese prose, probably mingled with verse in the Pali language. 2. reign the Dipavamsa as well as the Mahavamsa comes to an end. 4. Of this work .

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The people who believe that the body is all — that there is nothing more than the body inside you, that the body is your whole existence, that there is no consciousness separate from the body, above the body, that consciousness is just a chemical phenomenon happening in the body, that you are not separate from the body and when the body dies you die, and all disappears…dust unto dust…there is no divinity in you — they reduce man to matter.

On a plain reading of the Gautama Buddha visits to Lanka as recorded in the Mahavamsa, it becomes clear that this account is not only false but goes against the teachings of the Gautama Buddha. Views Read Edit View history.

No amount of cramming nor advancing years can give one wisdom! There arose the first schism in the Mahavihara after King Vattagamani Abhaya founded the Abhayagiri Vihara in the northern part of Anuradhapura and handed it to the thera Mahatissa who had supported him in his adversity. It will remain to be a thorn to people of your caliber for a long time more. The Pali chronicles were written long after the events described took place some of them more than years. As Buddhism spread from India it was assimilated into many foreign cultures, and consequently Vesak mahavamda celebrated in many different ways all over the world.

He has suffered a lot, and he knows enough is enough, and he wants any excuse to surrender sjnhala.

The (Mahavamsa) Sinhala Buddhism

It was an enclosed platform not unlike sknhala cloister found in early Christian monasteries. And when the seed reached China it grew into a great tree.


The chronicle which had earlier given the name of a vihara built in Sigiriya by Kassapa i.

Those were the days of Empire, full-blooded and confident. The Converting of Different Countries.

Then ego goes on growing, because the society needs you as an ego, not as a Self. The ego is created by the rift. They laughed and ridiculed those who appeared less privileged. I never was anybody else. Do thou, therefore guard well the prince and his train and the Island of Lanka. This is just ego claiming. It was composed by a Buddhist monk at ainhala Mahavihara temple in Anuradhapura about the sixth century A. At the highest level on the western side towards the north end was excavated a rectangular terrace retained by brickwork and walled 43 ft x 24 ft with steps leading on and into it from the long eastern and western sides.

All you have done is hurt yourself. A weak ego cannot be dissolved.

If it does not allow them creativity, they become destructive. What were the Nationalities of the previous Buddhas? The Children’s book “Stories from the History of Ceylon” is so much better and indeed less biased since this has been written from what appears to be a religious nationalist perspective. It is reasonable, therefore, to be wary about taking literally, and as “gospel” mahavamss, the whole Mahavamsa account of Kassapa I. The place pitched itself as a Sinhala Buddhist school despite having a few Muslims and Christians and always seemed to focus on the wrong things, such as proudly boasting of a golden statue of the Buddha.

The Sinhala (Mahavamsa) Buddhism Revisited

Sinhapa the East people think surrender is very easy, but the ego is not so evolved so it never goes very deep. They are always ready to surrender to anybody.

A monk called Kohan-tissa of the Dakkhinarama prevailed upon the King to build a rival monastery to the Mahavihara within its premises. Are you going to tell people to give away the jewelery they have to sinhaa the poor? The greater number of the inhabitants of that place were Monks, and the whole of those Monks had their heads shaven; and they were all slain.


King Gothabhaya had two sons, Jettha-tissa and Mahasena, who were entrusted to the tutelage of an Indian monk from the Chola country called Sanghamitta who was partial to the Vaitulyavada and ill-disposed towards the Mahavihara which suffered immensely as a result. An extended version of the Mahavamsawhich gives many more details, has also been found in Southeast Asia. Your ego is better than the ego of a saint; your ego is better, far better — because your ego is very gross, and the gross ego can be understood and dropped more easily than the subtle.

It just has some pictures and Videos. A Concise Sinhala Mahavamsa by S. In the East people have very, very fragmentary egos, and they think it is easy to surrender.

One has to study the real Dhamma to understand what it is. In the year an Englishman, the Hon. These seven doors have to be used before you can become a Buddha. Dand the Rajavali 18thcentury A.

I propose to briefly consider the characteristics of the Mahayana, keeping in mind the influence of its many dimensions on archaeology. A word of warning though, his knowledge of Buddhist Philosophy is extremely high. Want to Read saving….

The ego lives in the tension between what you are and what you want to be. The Birth of Prince Gamani According to the Mahavamsa, just before passing away, Buddha has called the Sakka King of Gods and told him. Or on the eastern side? Subsequent to the Chola domination of Sri Lanka in the 10th century A. Indrapala [6] has also upheld the historical value of the Mahavamsa. Santhosh Kumar marked it as to-read Sep 17, You have to enter into all kinds of muddy places and spaces just to see your utter cleanliness, your utter purity.

Every child has to go through all kinds of corruption, impurity — the world.