Dr Sushil Rudra 25.05.2021
Today, we observe as a very sacred and holy day as Bhagavan Buddha came to this world and also attained salvation or Buddhattwa in this very day. That’s why, it is called as Buddha Purnima. Siddhartha Gautam was born around BC 563. His father, Suddhodan was a king of Shakkya.
While Maya Devi, mother of Siddhrtha, was going to her parents home, during this time on the way at Lumbini near to Kapilbastu she gave birth to Siddhartha . Maya Devi died one week after giving birth. Siddhartha brought up in his maternal aunt, Gautomi.
We know about how did Siddhartha transformed into Buddha and took renunciation. On this auspicious day, we might remember him when we are going through pandemic situations. It’s very important to follow the instructions of Buddha which he gave for the future generations.
SIDDHARTHA GAUTAM & HIS PHILOSOPHY/The Repentance in life/kalpatarurudra.org
There are some virtues in Buddhism. These virtues or qualities are
considered as crucial for the path to better rebirths or enlightenment.
These are presenting or
liberality (dāna-śῑla; sharing without clinging) and the four unlimited virtues (Brahmavihāras) of
maître or benevolence, karuņā or compassion, mūditā or sympathetic joy.
Values exist in both the Theravādin Buddhism and Mahāyāna Buddhism and five
offences are judged especially grave. They prohibit killing one‘s mother, father an Arhat, a
Buddha, or harming the community of monks.
In addition to the virtues of compassionate
equanimity, therefore, one begins to discern a more concretely expressed Buddhistic ethos of
In humanistic terms and at a glance, therefore, common Buddhist morality
does not seen to offer moral precepts, virtues or value emphasis inferior to other religious and
The four Noble Truths:
The last factor in the fourfold Noble Truth, which concern the means for attaining
enlightenment is the practice of the eightfold path which involves qualities of correct seeing, and
entails correct doing.
i) Faith (samyag
Virtues like liberality (giving dāna) and four unlimited virtues i.e. brahmavihāras of
Value emphasis such as caste equality; and lastly
The fourth Noble Truth i.e. means for attaining enlightment.
God is everywhere from Braahma to tiny insect:
In Buddhism, not only man, even the neglected animals also get a
prestigious position. It is reflected in the Jātaka tales where Buddha took birth again and again in
the form of deer, peacock, cow etc. and with the virtue of ten commandants or divine rules (i.e.
Dāna, Śῑla, Karma, Niskarma, Prajña, Virya, Satya, Adhisthāna, Maitrῑ, Upekṣa), he liberated
The Theravādins believed that the five precepts were externally binding on everyone. But
only the saint could really observe them.
The other five precepts are covetousness, slander, wrong views, hatred or insult, and idle
talking. All those groups of Śῑlas are called Dasa-śῑla (ten precepts) from humanist, social and
activist viewpoints all of these norms may seem self-centred or negative unless they are rectified.
Buddhang Sharonang Gacchami “
Dr Sushil Rudra