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<p>Buddhist CalendarB.E.2555 (2011-12 A.D.)Buddhas First WordsThrough the round of many birth in Samsra, I wandered which would enable me to find him, who h ave be e n seeking the builder of this house (body). To be born again and again is, indeed painful and suffering. O housebuilder! Now you are seen; you will not build a house again for me. All your rafters are broken, your roof tree and ridge pole is destroyed. My mind has reached the unconditioned and unformed; Has attained the end of cravi n g . ***</p> <p>Buddhas Last Words W e l l now, O Bhikkhus, I address and inform you. My time has came to take leave of you. O Bhikkhus, Of the nature to decay are conditioned t h i n g s ; Strive on it with diligence. Processes are subject to passing away; Became consummate through the n o n complacency.</p> <p>***Printed : P.O. Rangamati, District: Rangamati Hill District, Pin-4500, Jummaland (Chittagong Hill Tracts), Bangladesh. Tel: +880-351-61639 (Office); Tel: +880-351- 62158 (Sangha Office); Fax: +880-351-61033; E-mail:- rajbanavihar@gmail.com</p> <p>Chakma Royal Forest Monastery</p> <p>Website: www.rajbanvihara.orgPublisher:</p> <p>Chakma Buddhist Congregation of India</p> <p>Devagiri Buddhist Temple, Bazar Veng, Tlabung (Demagiri), Lunglei District, Pin 796751, Mizoram, India Tel: +91- 3834-222 349; E-mail: cbci2011@gmail.com or cbci@asia.com; Website: www.cbcicharity.org</p> <p>Bana Bhantes Words: Whateve r you achieve, try to be happy enough with this.Desana-75</p> <p>Bana Bhantes Words: Free yourself first, and then free others.Desana-37</p> <p>Struggle with yours Ignorance, Hatred and Delusion for Freedom.Desana-34</p> <p>Stopped birth and death.Desana-50</p> <p>Founder of Forest Tradition in Bangladesh &amp; Chief Abbot, Chakma Royal Forest Monastery, Rangamati, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh</p> <p>Now is right time to decide your own destination before too late.Desana-91</p> <p>This 2555 (2011-12) Buddhist Calendar features pictures by a variety of photographers. We are grateful for their generous contribution. Scriptural quotes from the Pali Canon and the translations are extracts from Dhammapada and Bana Bhanter Desona (Part I &amp; II). The months of the calendar is written in Pali language. The Calendar is edited and designated by Bhikkhu Pragya Jyoti (Australia); printing and composing cooperated by Venerable Surojagat Mahathera (Second Abbot , Chakma Royal Forest Monastery, Rangamati, Bangladesh) and material supplied by Advocate Mrinal Khanti Chakma (Rangamati, Bangladesh). Lunar Observation Days: These days are remarkable and reflection with rituals and meditation programme in every Monasteries. The exact dates for the moon phases in this calendar are given according to Universal times and therefore can be differ by a day at the place where you live. The Major Full Moon Days Veska Festival (May 17, 2011): Buddha Day; Commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and Mahaparinibbana of Buddha . It is also known as Buddhist New Year Day, Buddha Purnima Festival, and Three-Sacred Festival. slha Festival (July 15, 2011): Dhamma Day; Commemorates the Buddha's first discourse given to the five ascetics in the Deer Park at Sarnath, near Varanasi. The Three-months Rain Retreat (Vassa) begins for the Sangha community on the next day. Pavarana Festival (October12, 2011): This marks the end of the three-months Rain Retreat (Vassa). After Pavarana Day, the Kathina ceremony organise by the lay followers and it last for one month. Mgha Festival (February 7, 2012): Sangha Day; Commemorates the spontaneous gathering of 1250 Arahants, to whom the Buddha gave the exhortation on the basis of the discipline (Ovda Patimokkh). Full Moon New Moon Waxing Moon Waning Moon</p> <p>Publisher: Chakma Buddhist Congregation of India</p> <p>Long is the night to one who is wakeful; long is one kilometre to the traveller who is tired; long is Samsra (round of rebirths) to the fool, who is ignorant the Teaching of the Buddha.Dhammapada: v. 060</p> <p>The mind wanders far and m o v e s a b o u t alone: it is nonmaterial; it lies in the cave (chamber ) of the hear t. T h o s e who control their mind will be free from the bonds of Mara.Dhammapada: v.037</p> <p>1st Veskha: Buddha Day &amp; Buddhist New Year- commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and Mahaparinibbana of Buddha.</p> <p>Veskha (MayJune)MONBuddhism is humanistic Religion. 17</p> <p>TUE</p> <p>WED</p> <p>THU</p> <p>FRI</p> <p>SAT</p> <p>SUN</p> <p>1</p> <p>218</p> <p>319</p> <p>420</p> <p>521</p> <p>622</p> <p>723</p> <p>824</p> <p>925</p> <p>1026</p> <p>1127</p> <p>1228</p> <p>1329</p> <p>1430</p> <p>1531</p> <p>161</p> <p>172</p> <p>183</p> <p>194</p> <p>205</p> <p>216</p> <p>227</p> <p>238</p> <p>249</p> <p>2510</p> <p>2611</p> <p>2712</p> <p>2813</p> <p>2914</p> <p>3015</p> <p>3116</p> <p>1st = Full Moon, Buddhist New Year, Buddha Purnima Festival. 8th = Waning Moon, 16th = New Moon 24th = Waxing Moon, 30th = Full Moon</p> <p>Publisher: Chakma Buddhist Congregation of India</p> <p>As the bee collects nectar and flies away without damaging the flower or its colour or its scent, so also, let the Bhikkhus dwell and act in the villag e (without affecting the faith and generosity or the wealth of the villagers).Dhammapada: v. 049</p> <p>Knowing that this body is (fragile) like an earthen jar, making one's mind secure like a fortified town, one should fight Mara with the weapon of Knowledge. (After defeating Mara) one should still continue to guard one's mind, and feel no attachment to that which has been gained (i.e., Jhan ecstasy and serenity gained through meditation).Dhammapada: v. 040</p> <p>29th Jettha: slha Festival &amp; Dhamma Day-commemorates the Buddhas first discourse given to the five ascetics in the Deer Park at Sarnath, near Varanasi. After discourse became ordained as bhikkhus. The traditional Rain Retreat ( Vassa ) begins on the next day.</p> <p>Jettha (June-July)MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN7th = Waning Moon, 15th = New Moon, 22nd = Waxing Moon, 29th = Full Moon: Asalha Festival,</p> <p>117</p> <p>218</p> <p>319</p> <p>420</p> <p>521</p> <p>622</p> <p>723</p> <p>824</p> <p>925</p> <p>1026</p> <p>1127</p> <p>1228</p> <p>1329</p> <p>1430</p> <p>151</p> <p>162</p> <p>173</p> <p>184</p> <p>195</p> <p>206</p> <p>217</p> <p>228</p> <p>239</p> <p>2410</p> <p>2511</p> <p>2612</p> <p>2713</p> <p>2814</p> <p>2915</p> <p>3016</p> <p>3117</p> <p>Publisher: Chakma Buddhist Congregation of India</p> <p>Conquer the angry one by not getting angry (by lovingkindness); conquer t h e wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by s p e ak i n g the truth.Dhammapada: v.223</p> <p>A l l mental phen o m e n a have mind as their forerunner; they have mind as their chief; they are mindmade. If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness (Sukh) follows him like a shadow that n e v e r leaves him.Dhammapada: v. 02</p> <p>Thai children's renounced the world and became Holy Novi monks in the Monastery and diligently practising meditation after their lunch in Thailand.</p> <p>slha(July-August)MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN</p> <p>118</p> <p>219</p> <p>320</p> <p>421</p> <p>522</p> <p>623</p> <p>724</p> <p>825</p> <p>926</p> <p>1027</p> <p>1128</p> <p>1229</p> <p>1330</p> <p>1431</p> <p>151</p> <p>162</p> <p>173</p> <p>184</p> <p>195</p> <p>206</p> <p>217</p> <p>228</p> <p>239</p> <p>2410</p> <p>2511</p> <p>2612</p> <p>2713</p> <p>2814</p> <p>2915</p> <p>3016</p> <p>3117</p> <p>3218</p> <p>6th = Waning Moon, 13th = New Moon, 20th =Waxing Moon, 27th = Full Moon</p> <p>Publisher: Chakma Buddhist Congregation of India</p> <p>Having had the taste of solitude and the taste of Perfect Peace of Nibbana, one who drinks in the joy of the essence of the Dhamma is free from fear and evil.Dhammapada: v.205</p> <p>L i ke one who picks and chooses flowers, a man who has his mind attached to sensual pleasures is carried away by Death, just as a great f l o o d sweeps away a sleeping village.Late Most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw played an eminent role at the historic Sixth Buddhist Council was held on 17th May 1954 in Rangoon, Myanmar. He was founded Buddhasasana Nuggaha Association and famous International reputation Meditation teacher.Dhammapada: v. 47</p> <p>Svana (Aug-Sep)MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN</p> <p>3219</p> <p>3rd = Waning Moon, 11th = New Moon, 17th = Waxing Moon, 25th = Full Moon</p> <p>119</p> <p>220</p> <p>321</p> <p>422</p> <p>523</p> <p>624</p> <p>725</p> <p>826</p> <p>927</p> <p>1028</p> <p>1129</p> <p>1230</p> <p>1331</p> <p>141</p> <p>152</p> <p>163</p> <p>174</p> <p>185</p> <p>196</p> <p>207</p> <p>218</p> <p>229</p> <p>2310</p> <p>2411</p> <p>2512</p> <p>2613</p> <p>2714</p> <p>2815</p> <p>2916</p> <p>3017</p> <p>3118</p> <p>Publisher: Chakma Buddhist Congregation of India</p> <p>T h e scent of flowers cannot go against the wind; nor the scent of sandalwood, nor of rhododendron, nor of jasmine; only the reputation of good people can go against the wind. The reputation of the virtuous ones is wafted abroad in all directions. There are the scents of sandalwood, rhododendron, lotus and jasmine; but the scent of virtue surpasses all scents.Dhammapada: v. 54 &amp; 55</p> <p>A small portion from Chakma Royal Forest Monastery O Bhikkhus, mediate, and do not be unmindful; do not let your mind rejoice in sensual pleasures. Do not be unmindful and swallow the (hot) lump of iron; as you burn (in Niraya) do not cry, "This, indeed, is suffering." There can be no concentration in one who lacks wisdom; there can be no wisdom in one who lacks concentration. He who has concentration as well as wisdom is, indeed, close to Nibbana.Dhammapada: v. 371 &amp; 372</p> <p>23rd Pottapda: Pavarana Festival &amp; The Sangha community ended the three-months Rain Retreat (Vassa). The day, the disciple of Bana bhante headed by Venerable Nandapal Mahathera going for alms-round in Rangamati. The Kahina Ceremony begin and continue for a month. (photo permitted on 01.05.11)</p> <p>Pottapda (Sep-Oct)MONDeath is our destiny.</p> <p>TUE</p> <p>WED</p> <p>THU</p> <p>FRI</p> <p>SAT</p> <p>SUN</p> <p>120</p> <p>221</p> <p>322</p> <p>423</p> <p>524</p> <p>625</p> <p>726</p> <p>827</p> <p>928</p> <p>1029</p> <p>1130</p> <p>121</p> <p>132</p> <p>143</p> <p>154</p> <p>165</p> <p>176</p> <p>187</p> <p>198</p> <p>209</p> <p>2110</p> <p>2211</p> <p>2312</p> <p>2413</p> <p>2514</p> <p>2615</p> <p>2716</p> <p>2817</p> <p>2918</p> <p>3019</p> <p>31</p> <p>1st = Waning Moon, 8th = New Moon, 15th Waxing Moon, 23rd = Full Moon, 20 31st = Waning Moon,</p> <p>Publisher: Chakma Buddhist Congregation of India</p> <p>The bhikkhu who controls his mouth (speech) w h o sp ea ks wisely with his mind composed, who explains the meaning and the text of the Dhamma, sweet are the words of that bhikkhu.Dhammapada: v. 363</p> <p>T h e Arahant is free from moral intoxicants; he is not attached to food. He has as his object liberation from existence, i.e., Nibbana which is Void and Signless. His path, like that of birds in the air,</p> <p>cannot be traced.Most Highest His Holiness Dalai Lama, Dharmasala, India (photo permitted on. 26th April. 2011)Dhammapada: v. 093</p> <p>Assayuja (Oct Nov)MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN6th = New Moon, 21st = Full Moon, 13th = Waxing Moon, 29th = Waning Moon,</p> <p>121</p> <p>222</p> <p>323</p> <p>424</p> <p>525</p> <p>626</p> <p>727</p> <p>828</p> <p>929</p> <p>1030</p> <p>1131</p> <p>121</p> <p>132</p> <p>143</p> <p>154</p> <p>165</p> <p>176</p> <p>187</p> <p>198</p> <p>209</p> <p>2110</p> <p>2211</p> <p>2312</p> <p>2413</p> <p>2514</p> <p>2615</p> <p>2716</p> <p>2817</p> <p>2918</p> <p>3019</p> <p>Wise always in neutral.</p> <p>Publisher: Chakma Buddhist Congregation of India</p> <p>Look at this dressed up body, a mass of sores, supported (by b o n e s ) , sickly, a subject of many thoughts (of sensual desire). Indeed, that body is neither permanent nor enduring. This man of little learning grows old like an ox; only his flesh grows but not his wisdom.Dhammapada: v. 147 &amp; 152</p> <p>Him I call a Brahmana, who knows past existences, who sees the celestial as well as the lower worlds, who has reached the end of rebirths, who, with Magga Insight, has become an Arahant and has accomplished all that is to be accomplished for the eradication of moral defilements.Most Venerable Ajahn Brahmavamsa, Chief Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery and Spiritual Director, Buddhist Society of Western Australia, Australia and international reputation on Meditation master. (photo permitted on 26th April 2011)Dhammapada: v. 423</p> <p>Kattik(Nov-Dec)MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN</p> <p>3019</p> <p>6th = New Moon, 21st = Full Moon,</p> <p>13th = Waxing Moon, 29th = Waning Moon</p> <p>120</p> <p>221</p> <p>322</p> <p>423</p> <p>524</p> <p>625</p> <p>726</p> <p>827</p> <p>928</p> <p>1029</p> <p>1130</p> <p>121</p> <p>132</p> <p>143</p> <p>154</p> <p>165</p> <p>176</p> <p>187</p> <p>198</p> <p>209</p> <p>2110</p> <p>2211</p> <p>2312</p> <p>2413</p> <p>2514</p> <p>2615</p> <p>2716</p> <p>2817</p> <p>2918</p> <p>Publisher: Chakma Buddhist Congregation of India</p> <p>The man of wisdom should admonish others; he should give advice and should prevent others from doing wrong; such a man is held dear by the good; he is disliked only by the bad. As a mountain of rock is unshaken by wind, so also, the wise are unperturbed by blame or by praise.Dhammapada: v. 77 &amp; 81</p> <p>Those, with mind well -developed in the seven Factors of Enlightenment, having rid themselves of all craving, rejoice in their abandonment of attachment. Such men, with all moral intoxicants eradicated, and powerful, have realized Nibbana in this world ( i . e ., with Khandha aggregates remaining). Late Most Venerable Ajahn Chah, Thai Forest Meditation Master in Thailand. His outstanding International reputation on Forest Meditation especially to the Western World.Dhammapada: v. 89</p> <p>Maggasira (Dec11-Jan12)MONAll are equal before the law of Kamma.</p> <p>TUE</p> <p>WED</p> <p>THU</p> <p>FRI</p> <p>SAT</p> <p>SUN</p> <p>120</p> <p>221</p> <p>322</p> <p>423</p> <p>524</p> <p>625</p> <p>726</p> <p>827</p> <p>928</p> <p>1029</p> <p>1130</p> <p>1231</p> <p>131</p> <p>142</p> <p>153</p> <p>164</p> <p>175</p> <p>186</p> <p>197</p> <p>208</p> <p>219</p> <p>2210</p> <p>2311</p> <p>2412</p> <p>2513</p> <p>2614</p> <p>2715</p> <p>2816</p> <p>2917</p> <p>5th = New Moon, 21st = Full Moon,</p> <p>13th = Waxing Moon, 28th = Waning Moon</p> <p>Publisher: Chakma Buddhist Congregation of India</p> <p>A fool, e v e n though he is associated with a wise man all his life, does not u nde rstand the Dhamma, just as a ladle does not know the taste of soup.Dhammapada: v. 64</p> <p>Better than a hundred years in the life of an ignorant person, who has no control over his senses, is a day in the life of a wise man who cultivates Tranquillity and Insight Development Practice.Dhammapada: v. 111</p> <p>21st Phussa: Magha Festival &amp; Sangha Day - commemorates the spontaneous gathering of 1250 Arahants , to whom the Buddha gave the exhortation on the basis of the discipline (Ovda Patimokkh).</p> <p>Phussa (Jan-Feb12)MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUNOur kammas is introduced ourselves.</p> <p>118</p> <p>219</p> <p>320</p> <p>421</p> <p>522</p> <p>623</p> <p>724</p> <p>825</p> <p>926</p> <p>1027</p> <p>1128</p> <p>1229</p> <p>1330</p> <p>1431</p> <p>151</p> <p>162</p> <p>173</p> <p>184</p> <p>195</p> <p>206</p> <p>217</p> <p>228</p> <p>239</p> <p>2410</p> <p>2511</p> <p>2612</p> <p>2713</p> <p>2814</p> <p>2915</p> <p>3016</p> <p>6th = New Moon, 14th =Waxing Moon, 21st = Full Moon, 28th = Waning Moon</p> <p>Publisher: Chakma Buddhist Congregation of India</p> <p>Be careful in what you say, restrained in what you think, and impeccable in how you act. Pur ifying these three ways of behaviour will take you along the Way of the Sages.Dhammapada: v.281</p> <p>Wandering Thai monks (Thudang Bhikkhus) meditating near the waterfall in the deep forest in North-Eastern Thailand. The Thudang Bhikkhus are depend on alms-round (collecting foods) everyday from the village and live in the deep forest and practice meditation for many months and years. They always wander from one village to another. The Thudang practitioner able to develop Samadhi very soon.</p> <p>He who is not credulous, who has realized the Unconditioned ( Nib bana) , who has cut off the links of the round of rebirths, who has destroyed all c o n s e quences of good and bad deeds, who has discarded all craving, i...</p>