Muslim boy ordained at Dimbulagala
Posted on January 25th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

For the first time in the history of the Dimbulagala Forest Monastery, a seven-year-old Muslim boy has been ordained, said Chief Incumbent Millane Siriyalankara Thera.

The Thera said the mother of the boy was abroad and his father Hameed Ismail had brought him to the monastery.

He had been ordained as Rathnapure Siri Sudarshanalankara and resides in the forest monastery along with many Sinhala, Tamil and Veddah children who had entered into Buddha Sasana.

This is the best precedent for religious harmony and national unity.

The Dimbulagala Forest Monastery is the only temple where monks of different ethnicities reside, setting an example not only to all Sri Lankans but also to the entire world,” the Thera said. (Nimal Jayaratne) –

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3 Responses to “Muslim boy ordained at Dimbulagala”

  1. Kumari Says:

    Sadu, Sadu. This little monk reminds me of the Sinhala Teledrama Sidu on Derana.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    I would bet that the fanatical Whabbi Muslims wedded go the Sharia would have passed a FATWA against this little boy and his father targeting them to be killed!

    The temple priests, and the police, should give this boy snd his father protection against these threats that will inevitably arise.

    In fact, it would have been better if this news had not been disclosed dt all!

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    How can the father take such a decision on a child when the mother is away?

    How suitable it is to send a child to a forest monastery?

    There is something suspicious about this. Is this an attempt to drag the only forest monastery into a legal battle and DISCREDIT it?

    May be Gonsal can answer this. ALL monks of Buddha were ADULTS. Why kids are ordained? They have NO IDEA of what they should be doing with their lives at that age! The same thing happens in the Catholic church with HORROR stories. It is WRONG in my view. Let them GROW UP FIRST and then decide “pawul-pansal” (marrying to the temple) as they say in Singhala. A friendly monk used to ask me when I would become “pawul-pansal”.

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