Deep Truths can indeed be told by a
A pious Sri Lankan Boy once stated it stout, steady &
I am a Buddhist, not merely because my parents are Buddhists, but out of
coming to an understanding of the truth of the
Triple Gem, I
decided to be a Buddhist... Whenever here
religious, private, social or national event, the
blessings of the
invoked. But what does taking refuge in the
We must really understand this!
refuge in the Buddha
(Nirvana). Man's freedom, or
is closed from time to time. The Noble Person, who finds
this closed road and reveals it to the world is always the
which we take refuge in, is the path to
There are many eminent persons, who went along that path &
They also teach us to go along this correct path.
Those eminent persons are
called the Maha Sangha.
However, the Buddha
is not an automatic rescuer. We cannot get the freedom we
are seeking by
just praying to the
Buddhists offer flowers to the
statues. They hold religious festivals. But Buddhists do not do those things
to satisfy the
do it as a way to
for all living beings.
Many offer flowers and go to temples to prove that they
Buddhists. But if we observe
precepts & the religious teachings and
by that gain a good understanding of
it will help us to become
good Buddhists and win a pleasurable and happy future.
seek & gain the truth of the
only if we live according to it...
is seeking the
Buddha. So, I observe Buddhism by
taking refuge in
the Noble Triple
Rajasinghe Central College School, Grade 10,
Ruwanwella, Sri Lanka.
Quite well spoken IMHO - ...!
This sublime Buddha
image is located at Kelaniya MahāVihara,
take refuge in the triple gem & accept the 5 precepts: