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Western Buddhism and the meaning of liberation

Inconceivable is the beginning of this samsara. One must not discern the first beginning of beings who, obstructed by ignorance and trapped by greed, rush and hasten through this round of rebirth. . . . Thus have you long suffered suffering, suffered torment, suffered misfortune, and filled the cemeteries. Long enough to be dissatisfied with […]

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10 Facts About Asian Culture You Didn’t Know

Asian culture is unique. From the different New Years to water festivals and zodiacs, there is so much to discover. There is no doubt that Asia is a continent where cultural wealth is abundant. And it is this same diversity that fascinates millions of people around the world. It is therefore no wonder that many […]

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Buddhism in Afghanistan: Early Growth and Decline | By Dr. Rajkumar Singh

Buddhism in Afghanistan: beginning of growth and decline BUDDHISM, a religion of Indian origin, developed in the Indian subcontinent centuries after the death of Gautam Buddha, when he gained the protection and promotion of Mauryan King Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. The third emperor of the kingdom first conquered modern Afghanistan and with it […]

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If you see God, kill him! – Separating God from our beliefs about God

“If you see the Buddha, kill him,” say the Buddhists. What a strange thing for people to talk about their beloved teacher! Of course, they do not refer to Gautama himself, since this enlightened one died thousands of years ago. So what does this saying mean? Image by Donations Welcome from Pixabay Religions, philosophies and […]

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Learnings from teaching biology to a class of Tibetan Buddhist monks

It would be entirely appropriate for a college professor to assume that students know that a tree is alive and a rock is not. Or would it be? ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW Tibetan monks at Sera Jey Monastery in Mysore, India learn about the use of microscopes for the first time. Courtesy of Dan Pierce, […]

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Confronting the facts about communal violence in India

Hate and bigotry feed off each other. They sprout and flourish on a toxic regime of divisive and schismatic ideologies and polarizing beliefs that discriminate against human beings on the basis of color, region, gender, creed – and divide them between believers and unbelievers – pitting the elect against idolaters. . ‘Call to hate‘ by […]

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We’ve illustrated 9 weird and wonderful facts from around the world to help you sleep better

It may or may not surprise you, but many of the things we do today without a second thought are deeply rooted in folklore – what you might consider “old wives’ tales”. These superstitions often play on the deeply religious and spiritual beliefs of the time and country from which they originate. It seems that […]

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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo announces retirement from in-person teaching – Buddhistdoor Global

At skepticspath.org Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, 78, has announced that she will no longer conduct in-person teachings and lectures. It will still offer a monthly Q&A for the public, which will be recorded and posted online. A separate announcement made it clear that Palmo is in good health and will continue his activities at Dongyu Gatsal […]

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Singapore Public Holidays: Vesak Day

April 20, 2022 by Cassilda Lee 2 Minimum reading This year, Vesak Day is May 15 – in case you’re not quite sure why you’re getting another public holiday in Singapore! Here are some facts and figures about this important Buddhist holiday. #1 The day of Vesak is the most important day of the Buddhist […]

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Beliefs are not an excuse to harm our health

Everyone has a set of personal beliefs that determine their actions. Although we are supposed to respect each other’s beliefs, it is difficult to accept the unpleasant impact caused by certain beliefs. One such belief of people that has worried me for a long time is the burning of incense sticks and the lighting of […]

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It doesn’t matter whether you like his teaching or not.

The Washington DC Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dominates part of the Capital Ring Road. (LDS Media Library) *** A truly impressive project was done for the Primary children in my ward today by Joseph Vancott, with whom—and this may be my only shot at fame—I served for a time […]

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The Stations of the Cross returns for Christian faithful in the region – St George News

ST. GEORGE- Late Friday morning, more than 150 believers gathered at Sandtown Park in St. George for the annual Stations of the Cross event for the first time since 2019. At the 2022 Stations of the Cross Interfaith Event held on Good Friday in St. George, Utah on April 19, 2022 | Photo by Mori […]

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Facts about the Father of Indian Constitution

BIRTHDAY OF DR AMBEDKAR: Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar has given India the greatest asset which has helped our country to become a thriving democracy. The chief architect of our constitution, Dr. BR Ambedkar has also been the standard bearer for Dalit activism in India, giving voice to the nation’s unknown masses. READ ALSO : […]

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Know 25 amazing facts about Dr BR Ambedkar

Ambedkar Jayanti 2022: Dr. BR Ambedkar’s birthday is observed on April 14 and is also known as Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti. He is considered the main national builder of our country. Dr Ambedkar’s 131st birthday is celebrated today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar and said he had made indelible […]

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Haunted house, cars and gardening: Some interesting facts about the life of Dr BR Ambedkar

Image source: TWITTER/@MOGERJAYANTI Some interesting facts about the life of Dr BR Ambedkar Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, born April 14, 1891, was an Indian jurist, economist and Dalit leader who headed the drafting committee of India’s constitution. Ambedkar served as Minister of Law and Justice in Jawaharlal Nehru’s first cabinet and inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement […]

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Here are some lesser known facts about him

First published April 14, 2022 at 10:05 a.m. IST Ambedkar was an Indian lawyer, social reformer and economist who was the main author of the Indian Constitution. He is also considered the “father of the Indian constitution”. Here are some lesser known facts about him. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, often known as Babasaheb Ambedkar or BR […]

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PAUL PRATHER: Seeing is not believing

“Seeing is believing” is one of the most familiar chestnuts. But what if it’s wrong? What if we actually see what we have already decided to believe? Recently I listened to a podcast again from 2021, an interview with Michael Guillen on “The Profile”, from UK’s Premier Christian Radio. (See tinyurl.com/2p975yxk.) Guillen — a former […]

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Teaching the Faith – Trap or Paradise?

When I was 21, I was first exposed to faith teaching, and I liked what I heard. I had been seeking God for several years and had found real treasure in the Holy Spirit, but teaching faith helped me put ideas into place in a way that made sense of my many questions. She systematized […]

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5 Facts of Faith About Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Supreme Court’s First Black Woman

But the religious information service Jack Jenkins tweets that Jackson will be “the only current Supreme Court Justice who *publicly* identifies as a Protestant.” “Gorsuch attended an Episcopal Church before joining SCOTUS,” says Jenkins, “but grew up Catholic and how he personally identifies is unclear.” 3. Jackson “put his religious faith front and center – […]

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Facts About IITian Turned Congress Leader

Born on April 9, 1954, Jairam Ramesh is an Indian economist, historian and politician belonging to the Indian National Congress. He is a Member of Parliament representing the State of Karnataka in the Rajya Sabha. Born to CK Ramesh and Sridevi, Jairam considers himself a practicing Hindu with rooted Buddhism and calls himself a ‘Hind-Budh’. […]

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Did Jesus recover Buddha’s teaching?

The four views experienced by Guatama Siddhartha underlie all Buddhist teachings. According to the story, Siddhartha (or as he came to be known, Buddha) lived a luxurious existence until the day he left his palace and “in quick succession met a young child full of energy and joy, followed by an old and a decrepit […]

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Why is the Christian right so afraid to teach anti-racism?

During congressional hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) questioned the judge’s views on critical race theory. He used several books used by Georgetown Day School, a prep school where Jackson serves as an administrator, as examples of what he claimed were exaggerated instances of indoctrination of children with […]

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The Last Airbender – 10 Facts Only Diehard Fans Know About Aang

As the main protagonist of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Aang’s character development was carefully constructed by creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. There was no lack of specificity or depth, and in fact, there are plenty of subtle details that might have escaped less eagle-eyed viewers. Related: 10 Quotes That Show Aang’s Innocence In […]