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

This ebook, 'The nice Debate - Buddhism and Christianity nose to nose' is a correct mirrored image of the old get together while Buddhism and Christianity have been introduced into an enviornment of nose to nose debatable dialogue via an oral debate, led by means 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 whilst historic Sri Lanka (Ceylon) was once below British colonial rule and Buddhism used to be in nice risk because of the island being overrun via a flood of Christian missionaries. The chapters of this e-book has been defined the beginning and incidence of Buddhism, the doctrines of Buddhism, the ethical impact of Bu, rebirth, Animistic or spirit rules , and diverse speeches made by way of Reverend Migettuwatte Gunananda and Reverend David De Silva on Buddhism and Christianity. in addition, it's been this publication which triggered Colonel H. S. Olcott of the USA to embody Buddhism.

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DE SILVA'S FIRST SPEECH 45 Gabbhaseyyakasattanam hi patisandhikkhane pancakkhandha apacca apure ekato patubhavanti. Beings conceived in the womb, at the moment of conception the five khandhas come into existence; neither before nor after they come into existence together. Evaeme gabbhaseyyanam patisandhikkhandhane pancakkhandha paripunna honti. Thus, those that are conceived, at the moment of conception the five khandhas are perfect. And also from the following verse Kawyasekhara. Nam ru deka hem Neta an pungul behera Peveta deka nohera Siyalu katayutu veya nitora Besides nama rupa there is nothing else that constitutes the individual; by these two in con­ nection at all times everything proper is performed.

So of Wedana, Sanaa, Sankhara, Winnana. The same is stated respecting the Ayatanas; they arc soulless, and in them there was no soul to be found. The following texts will bear out this statement. Cakkhum bhikkhave anattam yopi hetu yopi paccayo cakkhussa uppadaya sopi anatta anattasambhutam bhikkhave cakkhum. Kuto attabhavissati. Priests, the eye is not a soul; if there be any cause or sequence for the production of the eye, that too is soulless ; when the eye is soulless whence can there be a soul?

H. S. Olcott for about thirty-five years; knew him as a spiritualist^ sitting in spiritualist seances; knew him as a. medium influenced by Indian spirits to heal the sick. Later I knew him as a Theosophist and 1 spent with him and Madam Blavatsky, two weeks at the home of the Eddy mediums in Chittenden, Vt. On three of my several journeys around the world, I met the Colonel in both India and. Ceylon. Once I remained two months with him at Adyar, a magnificent place, having in the meantime, access to that magnificent library and also the privilage to enter the Shrine and sit on.

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