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Buddha Birth Place Correction in Nan Tien Temple

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 31, 2013

[As we heard about Budhha birth place misinformation in the biggest Buddhist temple – Nan Tian Temple, last year we decided to try our best to correct the misinformation there. I requested Consulate General, NSW HE Deepak Khadka to write a letter to the temple to create favourable environment to our team to have authority to take video inside the temple, however; the team found that the misinformation was already corrected. We were happy but also surprised. When I met Mr. Manoj Pant he shared his story and I asked to write at least few paragraphs. On behalf of Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement, I would like to thank Mr. Pant for the information and this small article.]

By Manoj Panta

Nan Tien Temple known as “Southern Paradise” is the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere. It is situated atmanoj-panta Berkeley – a suburb of Wollongong in the state of New South Wales. It is one of the branch temples of Fo Guang Shan, founded in 1965 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, which has over 200 branches worldwide. Since the opening of the temple in October 1995, it has become a new venue not only for local but also for international tourists and also acts as an important cultural centre bridging different cultures.

It was early 2010, I went to visit Nan Tien Temple with my family in weekend. That time we used to live in Wollongong. We were impressed with the temple and glad to see such a big and neat Buddha temple in our local area. I was overwhelmed, excited even can’t explain my inner feelings, however; I was devastated when I noticed “Buddha was born in India” on their information board. I did not know what happened with me after that. In one way I was shocked and very sad. So I could not stop myself without complaining about the wrong information on Buddha’s birth place. According to Buddha philosophy also it was absolutely wrong to give wrong information..

There was one monk inside the temple, I asked him about the head of the temple and told him that I had some questions to clarify about Buddha.

In fact I did not ask any questions to him I told him in one go. I raised the issue of the information on the board about Buddha birth place where it was clearly written that he was born in India. I said that the information was absolutely wrong. I added him that I was from the city where Buddha born and it is in Nepal. He was speechless and again I requested him not to give such a wrong information to the world. “In my next visit I don’t want to see this kind of wrong information as that is also against Buddha’s philosophy”- I said to him.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mystery of the ancient kingdom discovered in Nepal where thousands of caves are carved 155ft off the ground

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 29, 2013

  • An estimated 10,000 of the caves have been found in the former Kingdom of Mustang in North, Central Nepal
  • They have either been dug into the cliffside or tunnelled from above
  • Caves are thousands of years old but who built them and why remains a mystery

By ANTHONY BOND

Thousands of holes are carved into the fragile, sandy-coloured cliff in a gorge so large it dwarfs the Grand Canyon.

The astonishing number of caves, some dug into the cliffside, others tunnelled from above are thousands of years old but who built them and why remains a mystery.

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Mystery: Thousands of man-made caves 155ft from the ground lie hidden within the Himilayas in a gorge so large it dwarfs the Grand CanyonMystery: Thousands of man-made caves 155ft from the ground lie hidden within the Himilayas in a gorge so large it dwarfs the Grand Canyon

Bizarre: With dozens of holes carved into the fragile, sandy-coloured cliff face this unusual 'neighbourhood in the sky' looks like a giant sandcastleBizarre: With dozens of holes carved into the fragile, sandy-coloured cliff face this unusual ‘neighbourhood in the sky’ looks like a giant sandcastle Read the rest of this entry »

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गायक प्रमोद खरेल लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानका नयाँ सांस्कृतिक दूत

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 19, 2013

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१७ अगस्ट, २०१३ साइप्रस हल मेलबर्न । आज यहाँ आयोजित प्रमोद खरेल संगितिक सांझ कार्यक्रममा चर्चित युवा गायक प्रमोद खरेललाई लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानको नयाँ सांस्कृतिक दूतको रुपमा नियुक्त गरिएको छ । सांस्कृतिक दूतको प्रमाण-पत्र हस्तान्तरण गर्दै लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानका बिस्व संयोजक रामकुमार श्रेष्ठले नेपालीको पहिचान र गौरब कायम गर्दै सत्यको प्रतिरक्षाका खातिर अभियान जुन उद्धेस्यका लागि संघर्षरत छ त्यस्को लागि हरेक ब्यक्तिले आ-आफ्नो क्षमता, स्तर, रुची अनुसार योगदान दिन सक्ने भएकोले चर्चित युवा गायक प्रमोद खरेललाई अभियानको सांस्कृतिक दूत बनाएपछि उहाँले बिभिन्न देशमा आफ्नो सांगितिक यात्राको क्रममा अभियानको उद्धेस्य प्राप्ती कार्यलाई थप जिम्मेवारीको रुपमा लिनु हुने कुरामा अभियान बिस्वस्त रहेको बताउनु भयो ।

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भारतीय अतिबादीको अर्को रुप: ‘मेरा इन्डिया’ मा माछापुच्छ्रे (भिडियो सहित)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 12, 2013

Mera India

भारतप्रति सकारात्मक दृष्‍टिकोण बनाउन खोज्दाखोज्दै पनि कुनै पनि छिमेकी देशले त्यो अबसर प्राप्त गर्न सकेको छैन । असल छिमेकीको रुपमा नभएर ठूलो दाइको रुपमा भारतले दक्षिण एशियाका सबै छिमेकी राष्ट्रहरुसंग निर्बाह गर्दै आएको भूमिकाका कारण कुनै पनि छिमेकी राष्ट्रहरुसंग वास्तबमा उस्को खासै राम्रो संबन्ध भएको अनुभब कसैले पनि गर्न पाएका छैनन जुन छिमेकी राष्ट्रहरुको लागि मात्र नभएर भारतकै हित बिपरीत पनि देखिन्छ । किनकि प्रथमत: भारतको आफ्नै आन्तरिक समस्या उस्को लागि काफी छ भने दोस्रो अरुको अधिनमा रहेका सबै जसो मुलुकहरु धमाधम स्वतन्त्र भैरहेको बेलामा भारत भने एकासौं शाताब्दीमा भएको कुरा बिर्सेंर पुरातनबादी सोंच अनुरुप स-साना र कमजोर छिमेकीहरुलाई अझ दु:ख दिदैं कमजोर बनाइराख्ने अथवा सिक्किमिकरण र भुटानिकरण दोहोर्याउने प्रयासमा लाग्नु कत्तिको दूरदर्शी सोंच मान्न सकिएला त ? र तेस्रो, भारत आफै कुनै समय वेलायतको उपनिबेश रहेको कारण त्यस्तो अवस्थामा रहनु पर्दाको अनुभव अरुले कस्तो गर्छ र परिणाम के हुन सक्छ भन्ने कुराको अनुभब ऊसंग छ र पनि सबै छिमेकी राष्ट्रहरुप्रति उस्ले अख्तियारी गरिरहेको रणनितिको परिणाम कुनै न कुनै समयमा कत्तिको प्रत्युत्पादक हुन सक्छ भन्ने कुरामा ध्यान दिएको देखिन्न । शक्ति बिस्तारमा लाग्नेहरुको एउटा बिशेषता के हो भने ठूलो पाठ लिनै पर्ने परिस्थिति सिर्जना नहुन्जेल महत्वाकांक्षा पुर्तिका खातिर अगाडि बढने क्रम रोकिदैन र त्यो अवस्थामा पुग्दा न्याउरी मारी पछुतो गर्नुको बिकल्प रहन्न । थाहा नपाउनेभन्दा थाहा पाइ पाइ थाहा नपाएको जस्तो गर्ने प्रबृतिनै समस्याको डरलाग्दो र मूल जड हो र यही प्रबृतिको कारण नै बिस्व जटील समस्याको भुमरीमा नराम्ररी रुमल्लिएको देखिन्छ । Read the rest of this entry »

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चिनको पाठ्यक्रममा बुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मिएको लेखन कार्य प्रकृया अगाडि बढाइने

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 3, 2013

Nepal China friendship

२०१३ अगष्ट १, काठमाण्डौं: नेपाल चिन समाजले नेपाल चिन दौत्य सम्बन्धको ५८ वर्ष पुगेको अबसरमा याक एंड यति होटेलमा गरेको अन्तरक्रिया कार्यक्रममा नेपाल किसान पार्टीका बिदेस बिभाग प्रमुख सुनिल प्रजापतिले मंचमा आसिन नेपालअका लागि चिनका राजदुत वु चुन्ताइलाई सम्बोधन गर्दै चिनको पाठ्यक्रममा बुद्ध भारतमा जन्मेको कुरा लेखिएकोले त्यस्लाई सुधार गर्न र बुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मिएको लेख्न आग्रह गर्नु भएको छ । प्रजापतिको सो आग्रहको कार्यक्रममा उपस्थित नेपाली बुद्धिजिबीहरुले प्रसंसा गरेका थिए । लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानका सार्क सल्लाहकार केदार शाक्यले उपयुक्त ठाउँमा उचित बिषयबस्तु उठान गरिएको भन्दै प्रजापतिलाई बधाई ज्ञापन गर्नु भएको थियो । सुनिल प्रजापतिका अनुसार कार्यक्रममा उपस्थित चिनिया प्रतिनिधिहरुले चिनमा यसबारे माथिल्लो तहमा कुरा चलाउने बताएका थिए । Read the rest of this entry »

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