By Peebles, J.M.; Mohattiwatte, Gunanda; De Silva, D.
This publication, 'The nice Debate - Buddhism and Christianity nose to nose' is a correct mirrored image of the old get together while Buddhism and Christianity have been introduced into an enviornment of head to head debatable dialogue via an oral debate, led via the eminent Ven. Migettuwatte Gunananda thero, the silver tongued orator of the age and David De Silva, a Wesleyan minister held at Panadura, Sri Lanka approximately one and 1 / 4 centuries in the past whilst old Sri Lanka (Ceylon) used to be lower than British colonial rule and Buddhism was once in nice hazard a result of island being overrun via a flood of Christian missionaries. The chapters of this publication has been defined the foundation and incidence of Buddhism, the doctrines of Buddhism, the ethical impression of Bu, rebirth, Animistic or spirit rules , and assorted speeches made through Reverend Migettuwatte Gunananda and Reverend David De Silva on Buddhism and Christianity. in addition, it's been this ebook which precipitated Colonel H. S. Olcott of the USA to include Buddhism.
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Priests, what arc the six ayatanas? The eye, the ear, the nose, the tongue, the body, and the mind. Sabbam vo bhikkhave desissami, tam sunatha. Kimca Bhikkhave sabbam? Cakkhunceva rupanca, ftuv. DAVIT; T)B SILVA’S FIRST SPEECH 43 sotanca, saddanca, ghananca, gandhanco, jivhaca, rasaca, kayaca, photthabbaca, manoca, dhummaca; idam vuccati bhikkliave scihbam. Priests, I will preach to you sahbam, the whole; hear ye, Priests, what is the whole"? The eye and the bodily form, the ear and the sound, the nose and the odour, the tongue and the fla vour, the body and the touch, the mind and the events.
After a few moments, as was his custom, of quiet contem plation, Buddha said, “ I have spent fifty-one ;years following the ways of Ariahs, the ways or self-denial and good works, observing the wheel of the law. These lead to Nirvana. To follow the path is to become a Buddha, and all may become Buddhas. For twenty-nine years up to this moment I have striven to obtain the supreme and perfect science. I have attained it. ” Approaching his closing hours and calling Ananda and the Rahans, he said, “ When I shall have disappeared from this state of •existence and be no longer with you, do not believe that the Buddha has left you and ceased to dwell among you.