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Early life and education[ edit ] Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala at the age of 29 Buddhist revival[ edit ] Anagarika Dharmapala seated-centre at the Mahabodhi Society Headquarters in Calcutta.
This was a time of Buddhist revival. They were both very sympathetic to what they understood of Buddhism, and in they arrived in Ceylon, declared themselves to be Buddhists, and publicly took the Refuges and Precepts from a prominent Sinhalese bhikkhu.
Colonel Olcott kept coming back to Ceylon and devoted himself there to the cause of Buddhist education, eventually setting up more than Buddhist schools, some of which are still in existence.
It was in this period that Hewavitarne Divaina e paper his name to Anagarika Dharmapala. It is a midway status between monk and layperson. As such, he took the eight precepts refrain from killing, stealing, sexual activity, wrong speech, intoxicating drinks and drugs, eating after noon, entertainments and fashionable attire, and luxurious beds for life.
These eight precepts were commonly taken by Ceylonese laypeople on observance days. Dharmapala was the first anagarika — that is, a celibate, full-time worker for Buddhism — in modern times.
It seems that he took a vow of celibacy at the age of eight and remained faithful to it all his life.
Although he wore a yellow robe, it was not of the traditional bhikkhu pattern, and he did not shave his head. He felt that the observance of all the vinaya rules would get in the way of his work, especially as he flew around the world.
Neither the title nor the office became popular, but in this role, he "was the model for lay activism in modernist Buddhism. Dharmapala eventually broke with Olcott and the Theosophists because of Olcott's stance on universal religion.
Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala in his middle thirties. The young Dharmapala helped Colonel Olcott in his work, particularly by acting as his translator. It was at this time that he changed his name to Dharmapala meaning "Guardian of the Dharma ".
As a result, he began an agitation movement. One of its primary aims was the restoration to Buddhist control of the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gayathe chief of the four ancient Buddhist holy sites. It was then the temple management of Bodh Gaya was entrusted to a committee comprised in equal numbers of Hindus and Buddhists.
Statue of Anagarika Dharmapala in Kolkata Maha Bodhi Society centers were set up in many Indian cities, and this had the effect of raising Indian consciousness about Buddhism. Converts were made mostly among the educated, but also among some low caste Indians in the south.
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