Buddhist scholar says Christianity has brightened his life
Done as part of the Month of the Sinhalese literature, the occasion was the presentation of a Sinhalese book on adolescence, Sondru Nawa Yauwwanaya.
“My meeting with Catholic priests made ??my life more beautiful because they helped me and supported me with their spiritual teachings,” Buddhist university professor Praneeth Abeysundara told children from a primary school at a meeting held at the Centre for Society and Religion in Colombo early this month.
Done as part of the Month of the Sinhalese literature, the occasion was the presentation of a Sinhalese book on adolescence, Sondru Nawa Yauwwanaya. Christian group, Kithu Sara, has written the life guidance book.
“I have read 'The Sermon on the Mount' and the Book of Proverbs many times," the professor told his young audience. "Both have brightened my life. Christians have a great opportunity to learn many things from the Church, many more than Buddhists can from their culture. Many teachings from Christianity especially help teenagers."
"The world today is full of dangerous and evil things," Professor Abeysundara noted. "Modern media often seek to exploit and destroy the lives of young people and adolescents. Internet, Facebook, text messages and e-mails have positive and negative aspects. They can improve communications, but they can also give easy access to dangerous pictures, words and videos. This is why our children must learn to evaluate what they have in front of them, and some Christian texts can illuminate your life,” the Buddhist professor said.