Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
London Borough of Wandsworth in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

London Peace Pagoda

 
 
London Peace Pagoda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2018
1. London Peace Pagoda Marker
Inscription.
London Peace Pagoda
Prince Siddhartha, whose name means ‘every wish fulfilled’ and who was the son of King Suddhodana and Queen Maya, was born in Lumbini Park at the foot of the Himalayas more than 2,500 years ago. Immediately he took seven steps in each of the cardinal directions. With his right hand, he pointed to the heavens and, with his left, he pointed to the earth thus announcing the purpose of his birth: “Above and below heaven, I am revered. The triple world is filled with suffering. I shall relieve it all”.

Buddha decided to preach the dharma. At the Deer Park at Sarnath, where there is still a deer sanctuary in which deer can wander freely, Buddha gave his first semon on The Four Noble Truths to his five former fellow ascetics. This marked the beginning of the teaching of Buddha and of the community of disciples, establishing the Triple Gem of Buddhism: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Prince Siddhartha sat cross-legged on a bed of kusa grass under a Bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya. He severed himself from all ignorance illusions and delusions about the true nature of existence and reposed in an ultimate, unshakeable contemplation devoted to consummating the ultimate, incomparable Enlightenment. Without resorting to any measures of self-preservation or defence, Buddha cultivated great
London Peace Pagoda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2018
2. London Peace Pagoda Marker
compassion against Mara's army (the personification of all evil). The wondrous great transcendental power that subdue entire Mara's army was in fact Prince Siddhartha's great compassion which also renders all weapons of murder and destruction useless.

After 50 years of teaching, walking from town to town and village to village on foot, Buddha arrived at Kushinara. Buddha wished to depart from this life beneath two flowering sala trees by the Hirannavati river. Surrounded by his disciples, Buddha lay down on a couch and lifted his head on his right hand. The birds stopped singing, the wind ceased and the blossom fell from the trees above him. Buddha asked his disciples if they had any further questions. No-one replied. Finally, he encouraged his disciples to follow his example. As he passed away flames ceased to burn. Buddha remains forever in this world.
 
Location. 51° 28.92′ N, 0° 9.516′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Wandsworth, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Carriage Drive N and Albert Bridge, on the left when traveling east on Carriage Drive N. Touch for map. Located in Battersea Park. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Wandsworth, England SW11 4NJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named London Peace Pagoda
London Peace Pagoda image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2018
3. London Peace Pagoda
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Chelsea Physic Garden (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ralph Vaughn Williams O.M. (approx. half a kilometer away); The Boy David (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Thomas Carlyle (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); George Sparkes (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Sir Hans Sloane B.A.P. (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Wandsworth.
 
Categories. Peace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
Paid Advertisement