Saturday, June 27, 2009

Angulimala: the Victim of Information

Information technology is booming day after day.Tremendous information exist in various medias. In fact, all that glitters is not gold, it is wise to select valuable ones. Information can do good and or bad to people. Once, Angulimala was the victim of information.

It happened in the time of Buddha. The real name of Angulimala was Ahimsaka,meaning harmless.He was a student of the famous Bhramin guru. He was very strong and hardworking. Soon, he became a favourite student of the teacher.

Being jealous, some of his classmates gave false information to their teacher. Their information was: (1) Ahimsaka had seduced the teacher's wife (2) He bragged that he was wiser than the teacher. The teacher believed them. Then at the end of the training course, he demanded Ahimsaka to give him one thousand fingers as a final traditional gift.

The obedient student, Ahimsaka started to kill people and collected fingers. He strung fingers on a thread and wore it around his neck. Thus, he was called ''Angulimala'' which means necklace of fingers.

See, how bad information could changed a famous teacher into a bad one, and a harmless student into a brutal murderer.

The day arrived, when Angulimala had got 999 fingers. And he was wildly finding his last victim. Coincidentally, his mother came to warn him of the king's intention to arrest him. But he decided to slay her as his thousandth victim. At that moment, he saw Buddha and tried to catch him. But he failed. Instead, Buddha preached him. Some of the Buddha's words to him was: ''I had stopped harming living beings and you are still harming and hurting them''.

Finally, Angulimala mended his life afresh. He became a monk, then an arahant. These are the consequences of getting the good information from Buddha.

Certainly, the bad information creates miseries while the good one is beneficial. And so, why can't we contribute the valuable information?

Posted by Aye Sat

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Informing and Referring Information

Information as a concept has a wide range of meanings from everyday usage to technical settings. A computer is a tool for processing information. The information can be seen in the form of text, data, graphics, images or voice. Informing information is equally important to referring information.

In this information age, there have been great changes in the society of mankind. This evolution is due to the information technology. It is important to remember that the evolution can go on progress or regression. And then the technological progress can also combine with the moral and social regression. So we must take a great care of the brink of a bad and a good breakthrough.

Some information isn't really, what's going on. Be selective about the information we allow inside our mind. Was any of the information helpful to all of us?

Modern information science provides us with a very interesting piece of information about our past, present and future. Nowadays the explosion of information will become tremendous whether we like it or not. On account of this we need to discard a lot of bad information that leads to the evil deeds.

We are making available the good information resources and are sharing these with each other. For future reference we need to keep a necessary information. All information comes to us through our senses by means of the multi media. Meanwhile everybody should try his best to make a decision whether the entering information is real or not.

In fact the ultimate goal is to give and receive the referral information that is beneficial to all purposes.

Posted by Nyan U.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Doing Obeisance to the Buddha

“ Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammasambuddhassa.”
Homage to the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Fully Enlightened One.

Padamyar Myatshin Buddha Image on the terrace of Shwedagon Pagoda

Posted by: Nyan U