Both a Buddhist religious leader and a writer, Dharmapala helped create the peaceful Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism movement; revived Buddhism in India; and taught the principles of the faith throughout the Asian, European, and North American continents.
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|FULL NAME:||Anagarika Dharmapala|
|BIRTH DATE:||September 17, 1864|
|AGE:||155 years old|
Anagarika Dharmapala is a Religious Leader. The child of wealthy merchants Mallika Dharmagunawardhana and Don Carolis Hewavitharana, he spent his youth in Colombo, Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka). Born Don David Hewavitharane, he grew up with brothers named Charles (later a physician and Indian Independence movement leader) and Edmund (who became a prominent businessman). After attending several elite, English-language schools in his native Sri Lanka, he made a pilgrimage to India’s Mahabodhi Temple and subsequently founded the Maha Bodhi Society with the aim of reinstating Buddhist principles and practices in India.
DID YOU KNOW His Buddhist ideology and teachings, which are modernist in character and reconcile science and religion, were influenced by Protestant and enlightenment ideals. His religious writings include The World’s Debt to Buddha (1893), The Constructive Optimism of Buddhism (1915), and Message of the Buddha (1925).
FACT While attending Chicago’s World Parliament of Religions, he became acquainted with another popular Buddhist figure, Swami Vivekananda .
Currently, Anagarika Dharmapala is 155 years old. He will celebrate his 156th birthday on a Saturday, September 17th. Below we countdown to his upcoming birthday.
Anagarika Dharmapala’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgo’s life pursuit is to do the right thing and a secret desire to love and be loved in return. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, books, nature, cleanliness and dislike rudeness, asking for help and taking center stage. The strengths of this sign are: loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, worry, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.
Anagarika Dharmapala was born in the Year of the Rat. People born in this year are clever and charming. They’re curious, but sometimes too motivated by money. This year is the year of the .
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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