Significance of Nature in Buddhism – by Priya Rakkhit

Originally Published in New Lotus The connection between Buddhism and nature is inseparable. Buddhism was born in nature in the sense that the ascetic Gotama, the founder of Buddhism, attained enlightenment under a Bo tree in a forest on the bank of the Nerañjara River and he delivered his first sermon in the Deer Park. … More Significance of Nature in Buddhism – by Priya Rakkhit

Mahayana Optimism: Great Hope, Great Salvation

Upali Sramon We know that Mahayana tradition emerged as a consequence of some intellectual and philosophical divergences over some aspects of orthodox early Buddhism which is presently represented by Theravada tradition. As a result, Theravadins consider some concepts developed by Mahayana to be superficial and not in conformity to the original teaching of the Buddha. … More Mahayana Optimism: Great Hope, Great Salvation

Abhisār – Rabindranath Tagore’s Poetic Adaptation of an Episode from Upagupta Legend: An Example of Buddhist Narratives in the Time of Bengal Renaissance – By Upali Sraman

Narratives in the popular forms of stories, fictions, novels, epics, myths, poetry, and in modern time, films of various genres have diverse effects upon society. But when narratives of a particular language, culture and religious background, by means of translations or reproductions, get incorporated into another language and culture subverting its original religious identity, certainly … More Abhisār – Rabindranath Tagore’s Poetic Adaptation of an Episode from Upagupta Legend: An Example of Buddhist Narratives in the Time of Bengal Renaissance – By Upali Sraman

The Causes of Decline of Buddhism in Indo-Bangladesh Sub-continent – by Dilip Kumar Barua

Abstract Buddhism from its very introduction to the end of the Pala rule, (12^ century A.D. ) was a living force on the Indo-Bangladesh sub-continent. From this sub-continent this religion was spread in all most all parts of greater Asia. But this is the irony of fate that this was lost in the soil of … More The Causes of Decline of Buddhism in Indo-Bangladesh Sub-continent – by Dilip Kumar Barua

Pali Studies in Bangladesh and Its Impacts on Our Educational System – By Sukomal Barua

A comprehensive account of the history of Pali studies in Bangladesh as inherited from Pre-Bangladesh past and contextualizing it with the contemporary situation. A must read essays by a veteran scholar, for students of Pali language or South Asian Buddhism in general and particularly for students of history of Buddhism in Bengal. [Please click the … More Pali Studies in Bangladesh and Its Impacts on Our Educational System – By Sukomal Barua