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Kapilawasthu relics

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa carrying the Kapilawasthu relics from the tarmac to the VIP lounge, after the relics were handed over by the Indian delegation during the ceremony held at the Bandaranaike airport today. The sacred relics were brought to Sri Lanka today, after three decades since their first exposition in 1978. Pix by President Media Unit 









 
 

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-3+11 # roger 2012-08-19 18:08
MR is a Such a Show Bag all about religion and peace??????????
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-1+11 # Vernon 2012-08-19 18:28
Good timing just before the PC elections. Religion is also used in a subtle way for political advantage. Can the sins committed be covered by these acts?
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-5+7 # arun 2012-08-19 20:20
by the grace of holy buddah......lets hope for a better sri lanka ......theruwan saranai !!!!
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-3+6 # singing fish 2012-08-19 20:40
This shows the goodwill of India towards Srilanka but at the same time budhists must treat other religions with respect.Please follow the teaching of Lord Budha and make this island a paradise.
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-2+5 # Hussain 2012-08-20 00:59
I wonder if Lord Buddha was alive today, what he would think of these practices of worshiping relics , which would be anathema to him. The essence of Buddhism is expressed in the four noble truths: Duke (suffering), Someday (cause for suffering), Nirodha (cessation of suffering) and Marga (path to cessation of suffering). Further he preached three characteristics inherent in everything: Anicca (impermanency), Dukkha (conflict and suffering) and Anatta (soullessness or not permanent entity). Since the main teaching of Buddhism revolves around Dukkha (suffering) many people think Buddhism as being pessimistic, cynical and is all about suffering, and is an enemy of harmless pleasure. Buddhism is only to gain mental tranquillity and deliverance from physical and mental suffering.
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-3+5 # Hussain 2012-08-20 00:59
cont: To achieve this, one has to leave the worldly life and become an ascetic.
This is far from truth. The Buddha quite correctly understood that everyone could not become an ascetic. Everyone could not leave their kith and kin and devote his full time to make an end to suffering. Therefore he preached Dhamma to those who wanted to live a mundane life, to make it a happier one. He realized that wealth is an essential thing among others, to a layman to live a happy life. So earning money, accumulating wealth and live happily is accepted in Buddhism for laymen.
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-0+0 # michael 2012-08-28 11:08
Nice Indian Airforce Plane !!!
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