Posts Tagged ‘Bodhi Tree’

Avoid Religious fanaticism to gain mutual trust and respect

January 16, 2012

Don’t let our-selves become religious fanatic

  1. Extremism is always bad. Islam teaches us to practice moderation.
  2. Acting extremely is always bad, especially in religious matters.
  3. Buddha also advised the followers to choose the moderate, middle path.
  4. Siddhartha (563-483 BC) followed the extreme path for many years in meditating but could not get enlightenment until he changed to the moderate path.

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Sayagyi U Nu’s teachings for moral values

December 23, 2010

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At the age of seven yrs he studied together with young Bodaw Payah at the Royal Ava, Monastry (Sae Daw Phongyi Kyaung). Bodaw Paya appointed him as the head of a mission to India to retrieve books and scriptures. Actually he was sent as… the spy, disguising as the persons searching for the books and scriptures. He also got the contact with few city state kings in India, some of them sent some presents and requested the Burmese Army’s help to fight back the British.U Nu was later sent again as a spy to India by Bagyidaw who succeeded Bodawpaya. King Bodawpaya (1782–1819), with the help of U Nu’s Bengal team’s information and maps managed to capture the western kingdom of Rakhine, which had been largely independent since the fall of Bagan, in 1784. Bodawpaya also managed to formally annex Manipur, a rebellion-prone protectorate, in 1813.

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