Buddhism and Christianity in discussion face to face : or, by Peebles, J.M.; Mohattiwatte, Gunanda; De Silva, D.

By Peebles, J.M.; Mohattiwatte, Gunanda; De Silva, D.

This booklet, 'The nice Debate - Buddhism and Christianity nose to nose' is a correct mirrored image of the ancient party whilst Buddhism and Christianity have been introduced into an enviornment of nose to nose debatable dialogue via an oral debate, led by way of the eminent Ven. Migettuwatte Gunananda thero, the silver tongued orator of the age and David De Silva, a Wesleyan minister held at Panadura, Sri Lanka approximately one and 1 / 4 centuries in the past while old Sri Lanka (Ceylon) was once below British colonial rule and Buddhism was once in nice threat as a result of the island being overrun through a flood of Christian missionaries. The chapters of this ebook has been defined the beginning and occurrence of Buddhism, the doctrines of Buddhism, the ethical effect of Bu, rebirth, Animistic or spirit rules , and assorted speeches made through Reverend Migettuwatte Gunananda and Reverend David De Silva on Buddhism and Christianity. in addition, it's been this publication which caused Colonel H. S. Olcott of the USA to embody Buddhism.

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So karoti so patisamvediyatiti kho Brahmana, ayarn eko onto. REV DAVID T)E SILVA’3 FIRST SPEECH 51 What Gotama (asks a Brahmin) does he who commits the action reap his reward ? , a mistake). A g ain 1King Milinda asked Nagasena the following 'question:— Atthi koci sankamatiti ? satto imamha kayai annam Is there any being who trammigrates from this body to another body? to which Priest Nagasena gave this reply:— Nahi maharaja, imina pana namarupena kammam karoti sobhanam va papakam va; tena kammena annam namarupam patisandahatiti.

Buddhist Catechism P. S 4 -) It is often said, and I fear with some prejudice that Buddhism has neither any God nor immortality—neither prayer nor a knowledge o f meeting friends hereafter. It must be under­ stood once for all that Buddhism is very unlike in different countries, as much so as Roman Catholicism. The Thibetan Buddhists have 24 prayer wheels which they turn from East to> West, corresponding with the motion of the Sun, But these prayers or praising-wheels are not known in Ceylon or Burma.

By seven the green was one sea of heads. Each district had sent its quota of villagers, and Colombo was repre­ sented by a few intellectual looking, silk garbed young Singhalese, determined to give up all for the great champion of Buddhism. The protestant party, too, was very strong. From Monday, catechists and clergymen of every denomination, Baptist, Wesleyan and Church Missionary, flocked from various parts of the Island into the large house prepared for them, one of them, an Oriental scholar of some note, leaving the itinerating work in the wilds of ( 31) 32 Anoorajapoora, to take part in this important discussion, and assist the protestant spokesman— Rev.

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