Here, Bodhidharma is saying that the Buddha-realms lack the quality of being ‘well-traveled’. Perhaps he is alluding to the spread of Buddhist values in and of itself. This quote, obviously, is to be taken as legendary, as there is no human who has ever literally lived to one hundred and fifty, and no person in ancient times who had been to every country. There are two ways to interpret this. Either this quote, in and of itself, was created by a writer to give Bodhidharma legendary god-like qualities, or, Bodhidharma did actually say this quote, and was attempting to ascribe god-like qualities to himself.
Rikki Tikki is an audacious and inquisitive character in this story who often stands up to Nag and Nagaina. Nagaina is known for being villainous and gullible because she believed Darzee’s wife would come near her if she was hurt. Lastly, Kipling’s use of personification really brings the story alive, especially the feud between Rikki-tikki, Nag, and Nagaina. In the end, being too audacious can endanger you and the people you love because you don’t fully grasp the idea of your consequences until you’ve made your mistakes. Those mistakes can affect not only you but all the people around
He also killed the eggs mother and father.This shows that Rikki is a sensible jerk. Next, Nagaina is sinister yet wise snake. “ ‘When the house is emptied of people,’ said Nagaina to her husband, ‘he will have to go away, and then the garden will be our own again. Go in quietly, and remember that the big man who killed Karait is the first one
How Corrupt Governments Affect Their Citizens The fundamental purpose of the establishment of democracy was to create a fair and just ruling for all citizens. However, in many nations around the world, corruption has seeped through and infiltrated the workings of the government. Countries such as, North Korea, Sudan, and Somalia are filled illegal acts that facilitate lawless societies, restrict their economic growth, and create strife among citizens. North Korean citizens live under totalitarian control with restricted freedom and lack of expression. While in Sudan and Somalia, a lack of unbiased guidelines gives corrupt individuals the freedom to misuse their power.
The commonalities and contradictions found in between Hinduism and Buddhism causes for the prevalence of a whole different belief system among the followers. Hinduism, which is considered as an ‘oldest religion’, portrays its doctrines and teachings in the scriptures such as the Vedas, the Puranas and some other epics known as Mahabharata, a remembered passing down stories and Ramayana, a narrative tale. However, the Bhagavad-Gita is considered as the holy book of Hinduism. The Bhagavad-Gita is a Hindu scripture, which is a part of the Mahabharata. This consists of the conversation between Arjuna and Krishna.
But the Buddha welcomes his rival and addresses him as “friend.” The story goes on to have Mara propose to the Buddha — over tea of course — that they switch roles, since being Mara is apparently hard work. The Buddha points out, though, that being a Buddha is hard work too. Nothing about this story is familiar to me. Of course there’s a lot of material in the Pali canon about Mara, and it’s quite possible I’ve just never come across this particular one. With unusual elements such as the following — Mara asking to see the Buddha (traditionally he just arrives — after all he represents the Buddha’s doubt and isn’t a real person) the Buddha calling him “friend” (which he never does, preferring epithets such as “Evil One”) Ananda mysteriously shedding a few decades the role-swapping proposal and the puzzle of this “tea” (which Nhat Hanh calls “herbal tea” in one of his books) — it seems odd that this amazing story should be so
This can be considered controversial. In this paper, we have done a cultural analysis with Dalit women who suffer under double oppression in the novels of Bama and Sivagami. Bama in her bestselling novel “Karukku” explains various situations in her childhood where she herself