Imphal Oct 24,
The All Manipur Buddhist Association (AMBA) observed it’s 47th foundation day today at Ninngomthong Community Hall located at Pebiya Pandit Leikai, Imphal East.
The observance of the foundation day was started at 8:00 am with a meditation session of the gathering which was followed by talk on ‘Dharma amadi Nungaiaayba Khunnaay’ delivered by Ven. Dr Panthaw Paa ( Dr. MS Ningomba).
Panthaw Paa informed the gathering on the global scenario of various religions as such Christianity - 33%, Islam - 21%, Nonreligion - 16 %, Hinduism - 14 %, Primal indigenous - 6%, Buddhism - 6%, Judaism - .22%, Sikhism - .38% etc. He also mentioned the various religions practiced in Manipur.
During the talk, Panthaw Paa maintained that the role of Dharma in the society is to keep maintain harmony and socialisation so that citizens could enjoy a certain amount of happiness in the family as well as in the society which is very much absent in the present day society due to various factors, adding that people are becoming adharma thereby creating disorder in the family life and also social life.
Giving the reason for becoming people adharma, he stated that a holy book of any religion will remain simply a book containing a lot of information unless the contents of it are practiced.
Ven. Dr Panthaw Paa concluded his talk with a quotation of Albert Einstein: “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
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