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The Gyalwang Drukpa Presents Buddha's Bone Relic To Sri Lanka

NEW YORK and COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Venerable Buddhist Spiritual Head, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa has presented Lord Buddha's Bone relic to the people of Sri Lanka. This relic was presented by the Gyalwang Drukpa at a glittering ceremony held at Temple Trees, the official residence of the President of Sri Lanka in Colombo for the country's efforts towards upholding universal truth, peace, harmony and happiness. The Relic was accepted by the President Mahinda Rajapaksha on behalf of the people of Sri Lanka amidst an august gathering of Ministers and Parliamentarians, Ambassadors of various countries, and over 500 monks, nuns and followers from across 26 countries.

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The Buddha's Bone Relic

After Buddha Shakyamuni passed into Mahaparinirvana, his relics were divided among his disciples and Buddhist kingdoms. The bone relics became the priceless treasure of Nalanda University. In the 11th century, Indian pandit Naropa was offered these precious relics. He gave them along with his own Six Bone Ornaments and many other priceless relics to Marpa, his chief disciple from Tibet. Marpa passed these relics along with the Six Ornaments to his own chief disciple, Ngokton Choku Dorje, who had to safe keep these relics until seven generations later, so that they would be returned to the "rightful owner". As prophesied, Ngok's descendent returned these treasures to Naropa's very own reincarnation, the 2nd Gyalwang Drukpa. Since then, successive reincarnations of the Gyalwang Drukpa have been the guardians and keepers of the precious relics.

The President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksha, while receiving the Holy Relic said, "Lord Buddha is a true epitome of peace, and this gift to the Nation by His Holiness is a true recognition of the efforts of the country to follow the path of peace and harmony."

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