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The non-doing of any evil,
the performance of what's skillful,
the cleansing of one's own mind
this is the teaching
of the Awakened

- Lord Buddha (Dhammapada)

Useful Theravada Buddhism Links

- AccesstoInsight

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 "The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. The religion which based on experience, which refuses dogmatic. If there's any religion that would cope the scientific needs it will be Buddhism."

- Albert Einstein 

On line Buddhist Books
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- What Buddhist Believe by Dr. K. Sri Dhammanada (pdf)

 

"Of the great religions of history, I prefer Buddhism, especially in its orthodox form, because it has had the smallest element of persecution". The intellectuals of the West have agreed that for the first time in the history of the world, Buddha proclaimed a salvation, which each man could gain for himself, and by himself in this world, during his life, without the least help from God or Gods."
- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970, Philosopher and mathematician who was a Christian)

 

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Theravada Buddhism has been the school of Buddhism that draws its scriptural inspiration from the Tipitaka, or Pali canon, which scholars generally agree contains the earliest surviving record of the Buddha's teachings. For many centuries, Theravada has been the predominant religion of continental Southeast Asia (Thailand, Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, and Laos) and Sri Lanka. This Damma portal is intended to be a central portal for good and reliable Theravada Buddhist resources in the Web.

 

Liberate the mind; eschew blind faith

“Ye Kalamas, you may well doubt, you may well waver. In a doubtful matter waving does arise.
Now look you, Kalamas. Be ye not misled by report, or tradition or hearsay. Be not misled by proficiency in the collections, nor by mere logic or inference, nor after considering reasons (alone), nor after reflection on and approval of some theory, nor because it fits becoming, nor out of respect for a recluse (who hold it). But, Kalamas, when you know for yourselves: These things are profitable, these  things are blameworthy, these things are censured by intelligent; these things when performed and undertaken, conduce to loss and sorrow, - then indeed do ye reject them, Kalamas”
 Gautama, the Lord Buddha
(Kalama Sutta, Anguttara Nikaya.  Ref..)

 

Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, honors both ascetics and the householders of all religions, and he honors them with gifts and honors of various kinds. But Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, does not value gifts and honors as much as he values this — that there should be growth in the essentials of all religions. Growth in essentials can be done in different ways, but all of them have as their root restraint in speech, that is, not praising one's own religion, or condemning the religion of others without good cause. And if there is cause for criticism, it should be done in a mild way. But it is better to honor other religions for this reason. By so doing, one's own religion benefits, and so do other religions, while doing otherwise harms one's own religion and the religions of others. Whoever praises his own religion, due to excessive devotion, and condemns others with the thought "Let me glorify my own religion," only harms his own religion. Therefore contact (between religions) is good. One should listen to and respect the doctrines professed by others. Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, desires that all should be well-learned in the good doctrines of other religions.
- The Edicts of King Asoka (The Greatest Buddhist King of India)

  
Theravada Buddhist (predominant) Countries

 

 - Sri Lanka

 - Burma

- Thailand

- Cambodia

- Laos

 

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