Tuesday, April 27, 2010

100 years old and does not get angry

SRI LANKA - If one does not get angry, he or she is said to have attained full enlightenment (Arahatship or sanctity). The fast track way to nirvana is to rid oneself of anger without any residue, a well- known Buddhist teacher in the Theravada Forest Tradition, Ven. Ajahn Brahm of Australia once said. To reach this milestone one has to follow the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. But what will happen to someone who rarely gets angry? Daisy Rodrigo, aged 100, has been an lay devotee of Amunudora Bandarawela Temple. She rarely gets angry, say her sons and daughters. She celebrated her 100th birthday on April 22, 2010. She plans to go to temple as usual to chant Pali hymns at the feet of the Buddha. More>>

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