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As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all. -The Buddha- ©satipatthana.net

Sinhala and Tamil New Year

A much awaited time of the year in Sri Lanka, the “Aluth Avurudda", "Avurudu", "සිංහල දෙමළ අලුත් අවුරුද්ද" or "Puthandu” is celebrated in many households mainly Buddhist and Hindu as the sun moves from Pisces to Aries marking the end of the…


A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise. ©satipatthana.net


The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There's only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment.... ©satipatthana.net

Guru Padmasambhava

Guru Padmasambhava, an erudite Bhikku who lived in the 8th century, hailed from Kashmir. He journeyed to the renowned Nalanda University to learn Buddhism Sand subsequently played a pivotal role in introducing Buddhism to Tibet. Due to his…

The land where the Buddha was born

The Nigrodharamaya holds immense significance in the Buddhist tradition. Situated in Kapilavastupura New Kundan village, approximately 6 km south of Thilavurkot, it stands as a testament to the Buddha's profound teachings and spiritual…

Why do people commit wrongdoings?

In today's world, we see an increasing prevalence of crimes such as murders, wars, looting, and rapes in many countries. Even in Sri Lanka, a bastion of pure Buddhism, daily reports of crimes are not uncommon. What is the primary cause…

Prūthvi Pranā

Our ancestors diligently safeguarded the treasure of Dhamma preached by the Buddha for future generations, while Sri Lankans faithfully supported the Maha Sangha by providing alms for their sustenance. However, we find ourselves at a…
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