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Lumbini in Sanskrit is Lumbini, formerly the beautiful garden of the city of Kapilavastu. Currently, this garden is located on the land of Nepal, adjacent to the border, only about 30 km from India.

Lam Bi Ni is one of the four holy relics considered the most important of Buddhism, called the four heart centers. The four cittas include: Lumbini belonging to Kapilavatthu, Bodhgaya (Bodhgaya) belonging to Magadha, Loc Uyen where the Dharma wheel is turned in Benares, and Cau Thi Na. (Kushinagar) in the Republic of Malla (present-day Bihar state), where the Buddha entered Nirvana. These four great relics are condensed into four memorable sentences:

“Birth of Kapila”

Enlightenment Ma Kiet Da

Doctrine of the Three Lamentations

Nirvana of Thi Na”.

Lumbini in Sanskrit is Lumbini, formerly the beautiful garden of the city of Kapilavastu. Currently, this garden is located on the land of Nepal, adjacent to the border, only about 30 km from India. Lumbini, the birthplace of one Buddhalocated at the foot of the Himalayas, the books usually say about 15 km from the old Kapilavastu citadel, most likely the crow’s way, in fact having to go around by asphalt road about 40km.

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Returning to Lumbini’s roots

According to Indian custom, a daughter who is about to give birth must return to her motherland, and Queen Ma Da is no exception. On the way back to her hometown, when she passed Lumbini garden, she felt a relaxed state of mind, an indescribable joy amidst the sounds of birds of all kinds singing on the branches as if welcoming her, a saint. sample is pregnant. The morning light shines, the pink rays of the morning sun pass through the old tree branches, leaving long streaks of light on the grass, making the dew drops seem to be still asleep in the beautiful, calm morning.

While admiring the scenery around the garden, among the many exotic flowers, she suddenly felt that the sacred duty of a mother began to happen and must happen in this place. She immediately reached for the branch of the tree carelessly to steady herself in the moment of sudden labor. She immediately stretched the maidservant, spread a temporary place to lie down for the sacred moment, the eager expectation of both gods and humans, or rather, the expectation of King Tinh San and the whole city. Kapilavastu.

She gave birth to a handsome and handsome prince, an outstanding man who was manifested from birth. Legend has it that, when the crown prince was born, at that time the earth shook seven times, the music of the heavens resounded through the air, the birds flew across the sky, the trees in the garden became more beautiful, and the Bodhisattva was born from his right hip. mother, walking seven steps, each step has a lotus to support the foot. He boldly declared: “Heavenly Thien Ha, Only Self-Single Ton, Immeasurable Life and Death, U Kim Nhat Hy”[1] – In heaven under heaven, enlightenment is above all. All the fetters of samsara, this life will be destroyed.

Paintings of Lumbini gardens around the world

Currently, in Lumbini garden the most important position is being rebuilt to prevent erosion and destruction.

Currently, in Lumbini garden the most important position is being rebuilt to prevent erosion and destruction.

After that, the entourage brought her back to the scriptures, before the joyful procession and cheers of the people in the capital. And the one who was overjoyed was none other than King Tinh San, a man who prayed day and night for a worthy son to inherit the throne. It was on the full moon day of the Indian month Vesak, equivalent to the full moon of the fourth lunar month, year 623 (or 624) BC.

Currently, in Lumbini garden the most important position is being rebuilt to prevent erosion and destruction. Inside were rotten old brick foundations, some of which had to be supported to prevent them from collapsing. Ancient traces such as footprints are still imprinted on the rock, identified as the location at Buddha was born.

On the brick wall next to the Buddha’s footprints, about 3m above the ground, there is a very beautiful relief carved with the image of Queen Ma Da in a standing position, holding out her hand to a carefree tree branch, in front of which is a picture of a prince giving birth. and around there were maids standing.

The landscape around Lumbini has more or less human caring hands. Beside the remaining old brick foundation, a few green trees stretched out to provide modest shade in the limited space; A few flower clusters race together in the beautiful spring sky. That much also makes Lumbini holy site evoke latent vitality, trying to wait for the splendor to be restored in this holy place, which marks the birth of a great man.

The History of the Buddha Country – 02. Chapter II: Lumbini

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