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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Birth of Dharma-Chakravarti , Part 2 of 5, June 22, 2019

2020-03-02
Lecture Language:English ,Chinese(正體中文)  Host Language:English

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“‘Congratulations, Sire! Many congratulations! Queen Trishala has given birth to a male Child.’ Filled with joy and ecstasy, the king gave away all the ornaments on his body. He also released her from slavery.” “King Siddhartha called his prime minister and ordered thus, ‘Tell the officer-in-charge of celebrations to organize unique and special birth celebrations. Today announce a general amnesty. Free all the prisoners; write off all the debts; distribute money to the needy; allow 50% subsidy on all purchases from all traders; open centers for distribution of food and clothes to the poor, old, and invalid; and liberate old and sick slaves as well. Thus, let the townsfolk join the celebrations free from misery, hunger and bondage.’” “King Siddhartha addressed the guests, ‘Thus, since the moment this soul has descended, there has been a continued enhancement in our glory, wealth, health, and fame. As such, I and Devi Trishala have thought of a befitting name for this Child Vardhaman.’” Vardhaman means ever increasing, always progressing, improving.
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