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#(Buddha) 01 The Birth Of Gautama Buddha

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Gautama Buddha was the founder of Buddhism Religion. He was born in 560 BC and died at the age of 80 in 480 BC. His life story is known to the world as a popular reformer in the spiritual world. His life story goes:

GAUTAMA BUDDHA

Before the Christian era,
In the 6th century, in India,
The religion was forgotten.
To winds, it was thrown.

It was a period of chaos,
None cared for the Vedas,
When the priests dictated,
And on religion, they traded.

In many unscrupulous ways,
They all amassed riches.
In exploiting their followers,
They were totally irreligious.

They performed those rituals,
Which were so meaningless,
Like killing dumb animals,
As part of cruel sacrifices.

Righteousness was nowhere.
Degeneration was everywhere.
In this irreligious background,
The priest-craft well flourished.

When the virtue subsides
And the vice prevails,
Himself, God descends,
Or messengers, He sends.

To set right this disorder,
There came a reformer,
As Godsend messenger
To spread love everywhere.

For this divine reason,
Although out of season,
To indicate his arrival sign,
There fell a gentle rain.

The flowers bloomed well,
Spreading delicious smell,
That filled the air around,
As one more sign, it was found.

In this holy atmosphere,
Amidst joy everywhere,
Gautama Buddha was born,
As a Savior from the heaven.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Koshal Sharma 12 September 2009

a big time awesome work.. beautiful lines beautifully drawn sketch of all the happnings of the time.. keep it up..

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Supriya Prathapan 12 September 2009

Beautiful poem. It clearly specifies the reason why Buddhism came into being.

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Seema Chowdhury 09 September 2009

thanks alot for sharing this poem with all. its very nicely written.

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Vinod Ak 08 September 2009

Sir, It is a great privilege and honour to be able to communicate with a great poet like you! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous, enriching and inspiring work!

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Dr Kamran Haider 08 September 2009

Wonderful work... Buddha was surely a miracle and a savior... I could recall one of his sayings... 'If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.' ~Buddha And Sir you are able to see the miracles of Buddha... Thanks for writing and sharing this... Regards, Kamran

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Savita Tyagi 09 December 2018

Lord Buddha certainly came as an reformer to remove the ill practices and orthodox rituals. Our land is blessed to have the descend of divine souls from time to time. Thank you for sharing your poem with us.

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Akhtar Jawad 14 April 2018

I love Budha and I loved to read this informative poem about him.

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Israj Ali 08 February 2018

Excellent - - the great value of Budhha is noticed- -Beautiful poem

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Sivashanmugam Shanmugam 17 October 2009

thanks for your wonderful thread.you have done a great work.lot of thanks

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Pranav Kumar 03 October 2009

Beautiful poem written by great feelings

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