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Kapilavastu Day as Part of the World Peace Movement

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 28, 2009

  • Ram Kumar Shrestha

We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels; we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.” (Anton Chekhov) Undoubtedly a peaceful world is everybody’s yearning and dream and many philosophers and humanitarian activists are optimistic that we will get there, however; every day results make it seem that we are not making much progress.  The world peace mission has been complicated because of the divergence of people involved and their ways of thinking.  This suggests to us that we need to work in different ways to coordinate and cooperate with each other to achieve this goal. Although this mission is very difficult, it is not impossible if we are serious about bringing change.  As part of the World Peace Movement, Nepali intellectuals living in different countries decided to commemorate Kapilavastu, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Day as a global holiday in order to spread the peace message all over the world.  Gautam Buddha, has been revered as a Peace Ambassador who is more and more able to persuade his followers to work more seriously in the World Peace Movement. This day could be very important for researchers interested in collecting information about Buddha and Buddhism as there could be flood of information especially on Facebook, Twitter and other online medias. Read the rest of this entry »

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