Dr. Benimadhab Barua – By Bhikkhu Sunithananda

Dr. Benimadhab Barua(1888-1948), educationist and writer, was born on 31 December 1888 in the village of Mahamuni under Raozan Thana, Chittagong, son of Kaviraj Rajchandra Talukder. As a young man, Benimadhab assumed the title of ‘Barua’, discarding the family title of ‘Talukder’. He passed ME from his village school, the Entrance examination in 1906 from … More Dr. Benimadhab Barua – By Bhikkhu Sunithananda

Venerable Kripasharan Mahāsthavir- By Sukomal Barua

Venerable Kripasharan Mahāsthavir (1865-1927), Buddhist monk and scholar, who greatly contributed to the reawakening of Buddhism and the spread of education among Buddhists of undivided Bengal, was born on 22 June 1865 in the village of Unainpura in Patiya Upazila of Chittagong district. He lost his father at an early age and attained Pravrajya and … More Venerable Kripasharan Mahāsthavir- By Sukomal Barua

Importance of Buddhist Vandana, Offerings, and Pāli Chanting by Upali Sramon

The Buddhist daily practices, offerings and chanting are often questioned and criticized as unreasonable, ritualistic and against the true Buddhist ideals. Such disparaging remarks are gaining popularity among young generations who are influenced by the modern system of education. Therefore, it is important that we have some serious thoughts about the rationales behind the practices … More Importance of Buddhist Vandana, Offerings, and Pāli Chanting by Upali Sramon

Scope for Academic Research on Bangladeshi Buddhists by Upali Sramon

Many Bangladeshi Buddhist monks in abroad have had the sad experience of being suspected either as converted from other religions or as fake monks. This is because the world outside Bangladesh is absolutely unaware of the existence of Buddhists in Bangladesh, except some handful of scholars. Such drawback in this highly advanced age of information … More Scope for Academic Research on Bangladeshi Buddhists by Upali Sramon

Pāli Grammatical Studies in Bengali Language: Dr. B. M. Barua’s Thoughts on Pāli Grammar – Edited by Upali Sramon

Introduction Dr. B.M. Barua (full name Benimadhav Barua, 1888-1948, born in Bangladesh) is one of the early Indian scholars who initiated Buddhist and ancient inscriptional studies according to the research methodology followed by Western scholars like Max Muller. Among his books, A Prolegomena to Early History of Buddhism, Pre-Buddhist Philosophy of India, and Prākŗt Dharmapada … More Pāli Grammatical Studies in Bengali Language: Dr. B. M. Barua’s Thoughts on Pāli Grammar – Edited by Upali Sramon