A walk through the Bodhinagala forest hermitage
A group of bhikkhus clad in saffron robes walked
in single file, carrying their alms bowls, silently down the
pathway, for the midday Dana under a dimly-lit forest canopy. The
female devotees gathered at a corner of the Dana Salawa (alms hall),
clasping their hands together in worship, while the male devotees
washed the feet of the bhikkhus and served the dana under chantings
of Sadu... Sadu...
Buddhism debunks the myth of caste
Today we are living in an age of conflict of
hatred and of violence and this is the very time during which the
world should draw inspiration from the message of the Buddha so that
we could face the trials and tribulations that confront us. Let us
draw inspiration from this living message of over 2,500 years and
act towards our fellow-men with respect and regard, irrespective of
their caste, creed, colour of skin or the social position in life.
Covering Europe in 12 days
Among the many episodes I have outlived is the
birth of the Globe Trotters’ club. No death for it... just fizzled
out as it promised the impossible of “Covering the world in 80 days"
and that too in the 80s. Who gave birth to it was a male and a
school head at that!. He is no more. The Globe Trotters’ Club set up
a record of never stepping outside the island. Of course,