Paths Links People

Paths Links People

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet
Tonigala. (a.) Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisaha wapi acagirika Tisa pawatahi agata anagata catudisa sagasa dine. Dewana pi maharaja Gamini Abaye niyate acanagaraka ca [tawi] rikiya nagaraka ca. Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisa niyata pite raj aha agata anagata catudisa sagasa

History; Path to future

History; Path to future
Reading Future through History, Nagala mountain and the Stupa of the Nagala Kanda Rajamaha Viharaya, Nikaweva, Polpithigama, Kurunegala District.

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today
let us view today through past ...........Kingdom of Yapahuwa - 13th Century

Friday, December 14, 2012

In Veneration of OUR GANGODAWILA SOMA HIMI - MAY YOU ATTAIN NIBBANA!



Birth is something inevitable for all who belong to the category of ‘pruthagjana’. During this journey until we find ‘no more births or no more deaths ‘place – NIRWANA we meet many people, some change our life patterns or they help us uplifting it. including our ways of thinking etc. some teach us to look at our lives in a little analytical way.

Venerable Gangodawila Soma Thero is one of them.  If I speak a little honestly there were some times that youngsters don’t think of closely associating with temples not because that they disrespect ‘their religion or the places sacred’. Their aims and targets of some youngsters life were little different. 
‘rushing from that place to this place or from here to there without getting a little break to think a while i.e. 'what subjects' that i should follow or in what manner, what are the techniques that i should learn, what are the skills  that i truly have rather than follow the same that others do. why we think of achieving things instantly, races and competitions of life gives only a something not everything 'wholistic achivements in life one must try focus. the youngsters should learn such things while watching how the world goes think  a while whether the same matches with my ability or do i have to chose a different way? 

there are good people in this world that ready to help you always but before that it is better if you uunderstand what is best for you there is a little that others can do.
'you know your abilities your interest and yes your parents they understand you and may be few others they will guide you. If our youngsters heading towards such a life we can’t blame them. they need a little guidance in life to a certain extent even we as adults i seek help most of the time in the things that i am weak that is no embarrassing for me. From time to time we need to change our strategies to get youngsters in to right lane of doing right thing not only in right moments but also in all the moments. During all stages of their life from the stage of socialization to education – formal the eras in between, in their other important stages of life.

Chosen way to address all groups including youngsters of our society of Gangodawila Soma himi was a little different I am little fail to explain the strategies but the chosen way was the Damma way not any other ways. This can be applied to eras of ones life, all eras of any society local to world, primitive to improved/developed or civilized. 

Think of a better way to identify your society, the society that you belong and think of a better way to understand it and then focus on 'other important things that we should learn and improve. 

Are we all fully aware of the society we live?  Hills and slopes, roads, by lanes, pits, places of book shops don’t take these words as just geographically important or places that sells something think a little deeper. What is a road in the real sense of the word? what is a book a or a book shop. Books you can borrow or purchase ‘ those things has something to think’ there are books that you have to read the first moment you get it you may never get a different chance to read it.
the books, they are movable. ‘Stills’ teach you only a little’ and what is immovable once you borrowed is the 'knowledge you gain from such books.  To read some books you have to pay you have to buy. you know why these things happen that way because give some space for ‘people to  understand that there is always VALUE for such things. We must value them. You can value them in CASH or in currencies what ever the word you may use in the modernized world we live.  For some books you read you don’t pay anything in currencies or in rupess but there is a way to VALUE them.

 I hope my friends understand what I am saying here.

When someone gives you some hints of life we should have the abilities to understand whether such things may useful to our lives or how those things can be applied to our lives in general. Such things I can say ‘one can guarantee’. But long lastingness of a life or forever kind of life is no guarantee’   for pruthagjanas like us death is something one can guarantee no matter what society you belong to primitive or civilized, modern or medieval or ‘maximum advanced’ the moments it arrives and stops before our eye site is the thing that we are unaware of other than that we know what we are facing this moment and may be even next moment of our lives. 

Risking life is one should not do or I can say not recommended for any or all. Deepness of understanding this life we live is important. It is so wiser for all who live in this world to have a good willed AIM that one should not think of changing every minute or moment even when the existing society provides us with things to change our scopes and aims of life. Unsteadiness brings nothing in to ones life.  A strong mind full of strong wills (considered as good) is always a winner. Steady mind is something unshakable, movable or spoiled what ever changes may occur in the society we live.   What ever way you have chosen no matter what ever guidelines you have chosen no matter what ever partners you have chosen in carrier no matter, what ever way you have chosen to uplift your personal life no matter - stick to that. try to add some ‘guaranteeness’ to the life you live though this world is unpredictable and vulnerable to the term ‘change’.   Death something one can never guarantee the time it arrives other than that we can give our life thinking a little ‘guaranteeness’ or we can try paint it with this colour code call ‘guarantee’. No matter where you stay, no matter towards which destination you are heading to, such things no matter at all.  

May be what I am trying to explain here is not ‘realistic’ or may be not practical or may be invalid one can not forget that I belong to the category of pruthagjana and I may be wrong in the explanations I give or my understanding of life one can say not accurate. Reading what I am saying with having a conscious mind is – my advice. 
And if you feel that I am in the wrong path and I have misunderstood the concept called life or death you can ‘correct me’  
I wrote this little note in veneration of GANGODAWILA SOMA HIMI even after 9 years of gone days ‘people have something to talk of Soma himi’ 

lets save something to the world of children awaiting to see and examine innovate this world for them to live in  better world than this we live.

May you all gain peace and harmony in everything you do in life!
Budusaranai!

     

our podi haamuduruwo likes and respect books



Gaha kola mal gena Budu Himi Desuwa 
A sema apa bana pada wala gethuwa

Newatha  dakinnata  a sema ewa 
Onna mithurane mama potha beluwa 

Sahaneki  Budu Himi desu hema ehi wuye 

'Sathun Mithuran Misa Sathuran Noma Wanne'


i learnt about animals, trees , about people from our Our Lord Buddha. for me they are like neatly woven 'weavings'. i like taking an ounce from it and try mixing them with the 'bana pada' ( stanzas) i have learnt so far with the immeasurable help of our loku haamuduruwo at my temple. And then i like preaching the same for you for your good. i know that you like to listen to them because my mother and my father once told me  and my villagers too that they like them . how can i forget them 'my friends, relatives, neighbours loved me so much 'preaching bana is a good way for me to pay my respect to them and is a way to pay back i owe them  so much.  They come to see me when ever they get some time relax from their work and ask me about good children like'suneetha sopaka') i feel happy then. then i tell them what Our Budu Hamuduruwo has taught me.

'help people in need' you don't have to have money in your hand' 'use the good words you have learnt that gives some relief for them and that too we consider as a'help or it is similar to giving daanaya' (alms giving) that  we can identify as 'Dhamma Daanya"

when you listen carefully then i feel so happy. I know that when you hear the stanzas and good words from us and it helps you to stay away from your day today botherings at least for sometime. and my friends once i noticed our loku haamuduruwu was listening to the bana i preached for you very patiently and gave me some advises.

advises helps us very much to do things correctly, i learnt.

i found a book.  that is what i am reading now. can you see it my friends it is in my hand. books dhamma and all good books helps me to re view, re examine and preach bana taking good examples from the content of the book.

it is amazingly a releif everything that our lord Buddha taught us. gives peace of mind to me. most of them were in the book i read now. my friend gives me support. thank you my friend.

just have a look at the place where i am now.

I like books did i say that before ? They are my good friends. and animals i like them very much.

i like to say all my good friends who enjoy school vacation these days 'do not harm any animals' we must not use words such as 'cruel' for animals. they all good we are the ones who harm them. therefore i like to ask all my friends  protect them give some food for them do not use any ketapolaya to harm them.

my friends when you buy a little book or a pen from the near by shop just request ( kindly) from your mother , father only if they have enough of money in their hands to buy an extra book or a pen and give it to the friends who you may meet on your way to school to temple some live close to a shop on the pavements, some may live in next village, next class room, next school.  let us spend this our school vacation in a meaningful way.

They are my friends  and you are my friends too. let's all be friends

Thruwan saranai

May the triple gems bless you!






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