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The Significance of Vesak Print E-mail

Introduction

In his postumous work, The Message of the Buddha. (2000) Professor K.N. Jayatilleke discusses the significance of Vesak and delineates major spokes in the wheel of the Buddha's teachings:

“Vesak is traditionally associated with the birth, enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha, who renounced a life of luxury to solve the riddle of the universe and bring happiness to man as well as to other beings.

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The Historical Context of the Rise of Buddhism Print E-mail

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Professor K.N. Jayatilleke, in his eruidite, postumous work, The Message of the Buddha, discusses the religio-historical backgrounds which existed prior and during the time of the Buddha.

“Tradition has it that the Buddha was born in a certain historical context, at a certain time and at a certain place when his doctrine was likely to be most needed, understood and appreciated.

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The Buddhist Analysis of Mind Print E-mail

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Professor K. N. Jayatilleke  in   The Message of the Buddha   (2000) scrupulously elucidates what the Buddha said about “Analysis of Mind” after, first making some qualifications concerning different approaches to this  topic:

“The present concise account of the Buddhist theory of mind is based on the early Buddhist texts, and leaves out for the most part the elaborations to be found in the later books of the Theravada tradition such as the Abhidhammarrha-saògaha. The main reason for doing so is that otherwise there is a danger of losing sight of the wood for the trees.

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The Buddhist Conception of the Universe Print E-mail

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Professor K.N. Jatatilleke, in his authorative, postumous papers, entitled The Message of the Buddha has left us an expert synopsis of what the Buddha said about cosmology.

“The early Indians and Greeks speculated about the nature, origin and extent of the universe. Anaximander, a Greek thinker of the sixth century BC, is supposed to have contemplated the possibility of ‘innumerable worlds’ successively coming out of (and passing away) into an indefinite substance. About a century later, the Greek atomists, Leucippus and Democritus, who postulated the existence of innumerable atoms and an infinite void, conceived of worlds coming-to-be and passing away throughout the void. These speculations were the product of imagination and reason and the ‘worlds’ they talked of were mere reproductions of the earth and the heavenly bodies such as the sun, moon and the stars.

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Nyanatiloka Centenary Volume Print E-mail

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The Buddhist Publication Society has felt it its duty to pay homage to the memory of one of the greatest Western exponents of Theravada Buddhism, the late Venerable Nyanatiloka Maháthera. As a modest tribute to him this volume is issued on the occasion of the centenary of his birth (18.2.1878). Our Society had the privilege of having published new editions of several of the Maháthera's works, after his demise, and giving them a wide circulation. One of our Founders, the editor of this volume, is one of the late Maháthera's pupils. But in addition to these two circumstances, what forges in us a strong bond with that great monk, is that we share with him the conviction that the Buddha's teachings have a world-wide and vital significance today, at a time when the great Twin Virtues, of Compassion and Wisdom are direly needed everywhere, in both the East and the West.

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