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One of the most famous of the Indo-Greek kings of Gandhara was Menander, also called Melinda, who ruled from about 160 to 130 BCE. He rebuilt Taxila and Pushkalavati. He became a Buddhist and is remembered in Buddhists records due to his discussions with a great Buddhist philosopher, Nāgasena, in the book Milinda Panha.

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The Virtues of the Buddha

My teacher, oh Buddha – destroyed anger, Eradicated ignorance – crushed away the greed, Pleasant is the mind pure – Supreme to all Thus, the Budhha is – Araham, venerate the worlds.

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Noble Triple Gem is the greatest blessing

There is absolutely no way of averting this danger without going for refuge in the Noble Triple Gem. If someone gets the opportunity to go for refuge in the Triple Gem, knowing the actual meaning of the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha that is the greatest blessing one can have in this life.

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A Rare Moment

A Buddhist knows the suffering that one experiences is due to the impermanent nature of life. In fact only Buddhists are fortunate to know the concept of merit and its immense help for someone wanting to be free from Samsara.

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Beyond Darkness…

There is a reason - for everything to be Nothing happens without a cause - that’s the reality When cause ceases away - effect ends to be That is the teaching - of the Buddha ever Supreme.

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Conflict Resolution from a Buddhist perspective

it is extremely necessary to emphasize that Buddhism does not permit violence and war under any circumstances and there is nothing that can be called a “just war” according to Buddhism – which is only a false term used to justify and excuse hatred, cruelty, violence and massacre.

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See how lucky you are!

One may think the animal world is very nice just by looking at it. But the inside story is very different. They can’t say the things they want to say. Most of the time they are starving, they have no shelter, no safety or affection. They don’t have those basic needs that any being requires. Fortunately, this person was not born there.

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The Land of the Buddha – Dambadiva

Dambadiva is a land that is been worshiped by millions of Buddhists every day. It is the heart of all Buddhists. There is no other land in the world that can match the holiness of Dambadiva. People all over the world visit Dambadiva to experience the spirituality of this land.

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A Life Strengthened by Truth

By understanding the nature of this life, we can relieve ourselves from major tormenting moments. Only a person who could see the truth of this life and starts to think according to the ways that the Supreme Buddha taught, will be able to face such moments without pain.

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Benefits of Metta

Metta makes the mind free of anger (vyapada) - which is one of powerful hindrances that prevent the mind becoming concentrated; thereby helping the mind to become serene. One can easily concentrate the mind, which has achieved serenity through Metta, on any of the meditation objects taught by the Buddha.

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