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POLITICIZING WHILE INVIGORATING BURMESE BUDDHISM by Arjanyai
U Nu’s great contribution to the Buddhist revival in Burma was the holding of the Sixth Buddhist Council in Rangoon in 2497-2499/1954-61. The World Peace Pagoda called Kaba-Aye and the Great Cave called Mahaguha (as a reproduction of the Maha Pasanฺa Guha where the First Council met), capable of seating 10,000 people, were built along with the International Institute for Advanced Buddhist Studies2. a new library, a publishing house and other large buildings providing lodging for pilgrims and living quarters for researchers. Among the chief purposes of the Council were to provide for the recension of the Pali texts, to have them printed and put in worldwide distribution, and to encourage missionary work by establishing a worldwide Buddhist mission and directing the work particularly to Europe and America. After opening on May 17, 1954, the Council concluded on May 24, 1956, the full moon day of the 2500th anniversary of the Buddha’s Great Decease. About 2,000 monks from various Buddhist countries came to attend this Council. The Council roused in Burmese Buddhists a new zeal for the restoration of religious glory and has achieved the publication in Burmese (Maramma) script of a complete set of the Pali Canon and the Commentaries, and a large number of other post-canonical works. The voluminous Pali-Burmese Dictionary, the biggest of the existing Pali dictionaries, is also a great achievement of the Burmese Sangha and it, too, is published by the Buddha Sasana Council at Kaba-Aye in Rangoon. Induced by the Council, some Burmese monks went to Thailand to preach the Abhidhamma and to teach some methods of meditation as practised in Burma, while a number of Thai monks and novices, mostly from Wat Mahadhatu, came to Burma to study and practise the same.
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(သီလရွင္ႏွင့္ အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ား သင္ၾကားေပး by ျမသိဂၤ ီ သီလရွင္စာသင္တိုက္
Myanmar Orphans Support Network (Myanmar-OSN) ဆိုတဲ့ အဖြဲ႕ေလးတစ္ခုနဲ႕ မိတ္ဆက္ေပးပါရေစ။ Myanmar-OSN ဆိုတာ မိဘမဲ့ကေလးငယ္ေတြကို ေထာက္ပံ့ဖို႕ဖြဲ႕ထားတဲ့ ကြန္ရက္ေလး တစ္ခုပါ။ ဒီအဖြဲ႕ေလးရဲ႕ အဓိကရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္ကေတာ့ ဆင္းရဲႏြမ္းပါးတဲ့ ကေလးငယ္မ်ား စာတတ္ေျမာက္ေစေရး ႏွင့္ စိတ္ဓာတ္ျမွင့္တင္ေပးေရးတို႕ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ေရအိုင္ထဲမွာ ဖားသူငယ္ေလးေတြလို ျဖစ္ေနတဲ့ ဒီမိဘမဲ့ ဆင္းရဲႏြမ္းပါးကေလးေတြကို ေရအိုင္ရဲ႕ တစ္ျခားတစ္ဘက္က ကမၻာၾကီးအေၾကာင္းကို ျပသေပးခ်င္တာ ဒီအဖြဲ႕ေလးရဲ႕ ဆႏၵပါဘဲ။ သူတို႕ေလးေတြရဲ႕ သိမ္ငယ္စိတ္ေတြကို ေလ်ာ့ခ်ၿပီး ယံုၾကည္မႈေတြခိုင္မာလာေစကာ ေနာင္တစ္ခ်ိန္ သူတို႕ရဲ႕ဘဝတူ ေမာင္ႏွမမ်ားေရွ႕မွာ သူတို႕ရဲ႕ ၾကိဳးစားမႈရလဒ္ေတြကို မွ်ေဝေပးႏိုင္တဲ့ ကေလးေတြျဖစ္ေအာင္  ျပဳစုပ်ိဳးေထာင္ေပးခ်င္တာလဲ ဒီအဖြဲ႕ေလးရဲ႕ ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္ပါဘဲ။  ဒီလို ေကာင္းမြန္တဲ့ ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္ေတြနဲ႕ အဖြဲ႕ေလးကို Inforithm-Maze ဆိုတဲ့ ကုမၸဏီနဲ႕ သူ႕ရဲ႕ ဝန္ထမ္းမ်ားကေန ၂၀၀၉ ခုႏွစ္ ဇြန္လ မွာ စဖြဲ႕ခဲ့တဲ့အဖြဲ႕ေလးပါ။ ဒီအဖြဲ႕ေလးရဲ႕ ပထမဆံုးေျခလွမ္းအျဖစ္ ေက်ာင္းတစ္ေက်ာင္းကို ေရြးခ်ယ္ၿပီး လုပ္ေဆာင္ရန္ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ အခုလို စဥ္းစားၿပီး ရွာၾကည့္လိုက္တဲ့အခါ မဂၤလာဒံု၊ ေထာက္ၾကန္႕နားက ဆင္းရဲႏြမ္းပါးတဲ့ သီလရွင္သင္ အမ်ိဳးသမီးေက်ာင္း တစ္ခုကို ေတြ႕ရိွခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ဒီေက်ာင္းကို Myanmar-OSN ရဲ႕ ေထာက္ပံ့ေပးမႈလုပ္ေဆာင္ရန္ ပထမဆံုး ေက်ာင္းအျဖစ္ ေရြးခ်ယ္ သတ္မွတ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ဒီလိုနဲ႕ ဒီေက်ာင္းေလးကို သြားေရာက္ေလ့လာျဖစ္ ခဲ့ၾကပါတယ္။
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Buddhism thrives as China relaxes religious policy by Robert J. Saiget, AFP, July 7, 2009
WUTAISHAN, China -- Temples thrive, monks travel far and wide in search of enlightenment, the faithful fill the halls of worship -- after decades of atheist policies, Buddhism is making a huge comeback in China.
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Keeping bad people out of monastic orders by The Nation Published on July 5, 2009
Test of determination needed for men who aspire to enter the monkhood for some time From time to time we hear negative news about unruly Buddhist monks and their unholy acts. They get involved in crimes ranging from the petty to the fatal. While the number of such cases is not alarming when compared to the size of the entire Buddhist clergy - although many petty offences involving monks probably go unreported - we hear more and more frequently about bad monks, and that is disheartening for devout Buddhists.
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The Angkor Wat of Malaysia by Translated by LIM LIY EE, Guang Ming Daily, July 4, 2009
Ulu Tiram, Johor (Malaysia) -- Large numbers of Singaporean faithfuls flock to Buddhist temples in Johor to pay homage, pray and make donations, and these donations have expedited the development of temples there.
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Buddhists are 3rd largest religious group in the Netherlands by Nisnews Bulletin, May 27, 2009
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands -- Buddhism has expanded in the Netherlands into the third religion after Christianity and Islam. The growth is so strong that as well as Islamisation, it is possible to speak of Buddhisation of the Netherlands, argue researchers Marcel Poorthuis and Theo Salemink in De Volkskrant. The Netherlands now has an estimated 250,000 Buddhists or people who feel strongly attracted by this religion, largely white Dutch. In 1998, there were only 16,000 including just 4,000 Dutch natives and 12,000 Buddhist immigrants from Asia.
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Meditate to find inner peace, Buddhist monk tells Pasco audience by Mindy Rubenstein, St. Petersburg Times, June 25, 2009
St. Petersburg, FL (USA) -- Thinley Ningpo became a monk at a Buddhist monastery in northern Tibet. He has made pilgrimages to the sacred places of western Tibet, studied under the eminent scholars of his faith and earned the title of Drupon ("retreat teacher") and the honorific Rinpoche ("precious one") for the years he has spent teaching and seeking enlightenment. So when he was asked Tuesday evening if he has ever given in to his "afflictive emotions" — such as anger and fear — he surprised the crowd at Pasco-Hernando Community College by responding in English: "Oh, all the time!"
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Lessons in Buddhism from an iconoclastic scholar by Ajay Singh, UCLA Today, Feb 27, 2009
Gregory Schopen: In his Faculty Research Lecture on March 10, Gregory Schopen hopes to illuminate a little-known aspect of Buddhism: the fact that it was one of the earliest social organizations in India to develop what might be called a corporation.
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Meditation time by Simon Rowe, AsiaOne.com, Feb 25, 2009
"THE time it takes for a stick of incense to burn is the time you should spend meditating," says Buddhist priest Ryusho Soeda.
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Whose Buddhism and Which Science? by Kevin Matthews, UCLA Intyernational Institute, Feb 24, 2009
Before he embarked on research for his 2008 book "Buddhism and Science: A Guide for the Perplexed," if Donald S. Lopez heard something about Buddhism and science being compatible, he would recall an old bestseller by Fritjof Capra, a physicist. It was published in 1975 under the title "The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism."
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