Junior Dhamma School 21st November 2021

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What was taught – 241021

  1. Buddha Vandhana
  2. Loving kindness mediation
  3. Share “merit book (pin potha)”
  4. Home work
  5. Learnt “sirith mal dama” new verse
Anungen nethi una
Deyak lebunoth yam dina
Eya sagawa nogena
Denta karuna karan sathutina
  1. Biography of Prince Rahula
  2. Practicing the Daham Pasal Song

Topics – 211121

  1. Daily Buddha Vandhana
  2. Loving kindness meditation
  3. Thought of the day
  4. Write entries in the “merit book”
  5. Biography of Kaludayi
  6. “Sirith Maldama” new verse

Homework

Read and understand the Biography of Prince Rahula
Rahula was the only son of Prince Siddhartha and Princess Yasodahra. He was born on the day when Prince Siddhartha decided to leave home and become a monk. His Grandfather, King Suddhodhana named hm “Rahula” meaning “a fetter or a bond”. Rahula was a good and obedient child. He always obeyed his parents and teachers. When he was seven years old, the Buddha came back to his hometown, Kapilavathhu. When Princess Yasodhara saw the Buddha walking in the street, she quickly called Prince Rahula to go to meet his father. “Son, that great person is your father. Go to him and ask for a gift. Prince Rahula went to the Buddha. He said “Father, your shadow gives me happiness. You have many gifts. Give me one of your gifts. The Buddha asked Rahula to follow hm. After reaching the temple, the Buddha made Prince Rahula a novice monk. King Suddhodhana was very sad and he asked Buddha not to make anyone a monk, unless his parents agreed. The Buddha accepted this.
Rahula threw up a handful of sand into the air. He then wished he would learn as much as those grains of sand. The Buddha advised Rahula not to tell lies. He was a good novice and obeyed Buddha.

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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