KATHMANDU: Rev. Nyanasara Mahathera, a Buddhist priest from Myanmar, has said that the Thervada tradition contains the original knowledge in Buddhism and thus it should be protected.
Addressing a programme organized by the World Peace Monastery here today, the Myanmar Buddhist scholar opined that the Thervada sect which contains the fundamental teachings of the Buddhism and its philosophy could be a foundation for study of Buddhism.
He also stressed the need of preserving and publicizing the Thervada tradition to make the Buddha's teachings immortal.
Mahathera arrived in Kathmandu a few days back in connection with inaugurating the M.A. Degree academic course on Thervada Buddhist philosophy started by the Monastery. He also provided training to the teachers there today.
Bhikkhu Nigrodh at the Monastery said the Buddha's message of peace would be the guiding principles for minimizing conflict in society. Mahathera is scheduled to return home today.