WISHING YOU WONDERFUL PROSPEROUS, HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Sinhala & Hindu New Year Celebration was held at Tanaya Park today, April 12th, 2014 with main participation of Most Ven. Alawala Subhuthi & Most Ven. Nawala Lakkhana. Ven. Subhuthi explained that the meaning of Sinhala & New festival is that according to astrology, sun moves from the house of Pisces to the house of Aries in Celestial and new year aurora begins during this transitional period. He also valued that while living in a country like United States, parents encouraged their children by making them participate to such celebration to witness the Sri Lankan culture and tradition. After lighting auspicious coconut oil lamp by both Monks and elders of the community, Ven. Subhuthi and Ven. Nawala Lakkhana also rub coconut oil on top of all people’s heads and wished that they would live long life
Ven. Alawala Subhuthi appreciated participation of Sri Lankan people to Celebrate this occasion and grateful for sponsors who assisted him to arrange this Celebration by organizing starting from food to scheduling traditional sport events for both children and adults. At the end of the games, children and adults got small gifts for their best skills.
May Noble Triple Gem Bless You!
We are in a small resting place after traveling a long journey in this cycle of life. Buddha mentioned that one can become noble in many ways. Someone become noble by listening, seeing, profit of faith, learning four noble truths and noble eight fold path, servicing monks and recalling teachings of the Buddha; and your support, Ven. Dhammarathana have helped us to become noble. You have changed us for the good and your departure to Sri Lanka have greatly felt us. We are not sure that we will see you, but your monastic support over the years, we greatly value. Your monastic mission in Las Vegas have been wonderful over the years. Not only that, but also whenever we have daily problems in life or perhaps problems with our health, you and Ven. Subhuthi have used power of virtue to console us as lay people. We cannot finish appreciating your dedication to improve the temple and support everyone in Las Vegas to build faith towards Buddhism and guide us to develop our spiritual lives. Also we are grateful for showering us with rain of Dharma over the years and cleanse our mind to travel in the path of purification. By wishing you have a great spiritual life and hoping to see you in the future whenever, wherever…. So long…
May You Enjoy Long Life!
Since the day we were born, we have been in contact with this Physical world. This physical world is what we think that matters to almost all of us and we try to win this physical world that we live in. In the previous article you may have read that people are successful winning the physical world but this article is more focused toward people who are trying to win the human world and in that sense realizing the world that matters most.
Considering this, what is hard to realize is that we dwell in this physical world so much that we do not think that this physical world is good only until we exist. This physical world does not matter at all once we die. So trying to understand the physical world to the maximum level today will not help realize the world that matters to you most.
We can find that Buddha did not give the meaning “World” not only to this physical world. According to the Buddha’s teachings, one definition of the “World” means human body. Buddha said, “The human body about a fathom with perceptions, sensations, and Vinnyana is the world that one should realize to the fullest.” Since it is very difficult to give an English meaning to Vinnayana, imagine it is as a form of energy in the body that keeps a living being alive consist of memories of life times.
In conclusion, this is why we find monks in temples whom guide those who are lucky to seek them may full fill the path to realize their own world which is fundamental teachings of Buddhism to permanently cease mental or/and physical suffering in cycle of life, dissatisfaction, and unhappiness.