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Gods and the Universe in Buddhist Perspective Print E-mail

Introduction

Thus is he, the Blessed One, the Arahat, the Fully Enlightened, endowed with Knowledge and Conduct, the Happy One, Knower of the World, Peerless Charioteer of men to be tamed, Teacher of Gods and Men, the Buddha, the Blessed One.

The Meditation on the Recollection of the Buddha.

One of the descriptive titles given to the Buddha is that of satthá-deva-manussánaí, the Teacher of Gods and Men. It is found in the earliest texts of the Tipiþaka and was accepted by the Buddha Himself.

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The Buddha and Christ as Religious Teachers Print E-mail

Introduction

The Buddha and Jesus Christ are two great spiritual leaders who founded two important world religions. Though they are similar in certain respects, they differ greatly one from the other as founders of religion, in the same way that their doctrines differ from one another.

This paper aims at making a brief comparative study of these two great personages in their role as religious teachers.

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Buddhism And The Race Question Print E-mail

Introduction

The texts of both the Theravada (i.e., the southern) as well as of the Mahayana (i.e., the northern) schools of Buddhism often speak of man in the context of a larger concourse of sentient beings who are considered as populating a vast universe.

Although speculations about the origin and extent of the universe are discouraged, the vastness of space and the immensity of time are never lost sight of. It is said that, even if one moves with the  swiftness of an arrow in any direction and travels for a whole lifetime, one can never hope to reach the limits of space.

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The Last Utterances of the Buddha Print E-mail

Introduction

In this last talk—the last of a series—it is fitting to consider the last utterances of the Buddha.

The Buddha must be pictured now as reclining on his death-bed, calm and self-possessed, in his characteristic” “lion-pose” with his body turned to the right side and with one foot resting on the other. It will be remembered that his birth as well as his enlightenment took place not under a roof but under the open sky.

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Chances of a Human Rebirth Print E-mail

Introduction

This morning let us ask ourselves in all seriousness this question—“What are our chances of being born again as human beings ?”

It is necessary to address ourselves to this question since a large majority of us do not seem to be concerned about this. They presume that there is no difficulty in being reborn as human beings, but that the difficulty is to be reborn in a higher plane of existence as in the deva-worlds.

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