Junior Dhamma School 13th February 2022

  1. Buddha Vandhana
  2. Loving kindness mediation
  3. Share “merit book (pin potha)”
  4. Homework
  5. “sirith mal dama” new verse
  6. Practicing the Daham Pasal Song


Buddha’s first lay disciples: read and answer the questions:
Soon after the seven weeks of Enlightenment, the Buddha met two merchants. Tapassu and Bhalluka. They served the Buddha with some fried grain and honeycomb. After the Buddha had finished His meal, they sought permission to take refuge in the Buddha and the Dhamma. The Buddha accepted their request. Thus, they became the first lay disciples of the Buddha. There was no Sangha or Order of Monks yet. The two merchants also asked for an object of worship from the Buddha. The Buddha gave them some of his hair. They then left the place happily.

Questions: True or false

  1. The Buddha met two monks soon after his Enlightenment?
  2. The two merchants were Bhalluka and Tapassu
  3. At that time, there was no Sangha or Order of Monks yet
  4. The Buddha cut some finger nail from his fingers and gave them to the two merchants
  5. They left the place happily

Learn the sirith maldama verses. Sirith Maldama verses are about learning good (the virtues) enjoying the comforts both in this birth and life after.

Hoda lesa hedeemata
Hoda sitha onne hema vita
Naraka sith ethi vita
Narakamai siduwanne apahata
To be a virtuous person, one always need a virtuous mind. A non virtuous mind causes nothing but bad.

Naraka sithakin nam
Hodak nokaleki kiciyam
Hodak nokale nam
Upan gathiyen netha palak nam
You cannot do any good with an ill-will. Unless you do good, your birth is fruitless.

Pau nam narakamaya
Ein delowehi dukamaya
Pin nam uthum maya
Ein delowehi mahath sepa maya
Committing sins is bad. It causes grief only in both this birth and the next. Committing merits brings about comfort in both worlds.

Thaman pana lesa hema
Sathun gena salaka pema
Oun dutu vilasama
Karan adara gunaya noherama
Love all animals s much as you love your life. As soon as you see them shower them with love.

Sellam sithin wath
Yamkici tharahakin wath
Marana sithakin wath
Sathun hata wada dima nohobin

It is unbecoming to hurt, torture or kill animals, neither for fun nor out of anger.

Anungen nethi una
Deyak lebunoth yam dina
Eya sagawa nogena
Denta karuna karan sathutina

If you find something that belongs to another, do not conceal it, return it to the owner with pleasure.

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