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Patrick Duffy converted to Buddhism to sleep with his future wife married for 13 years

Patrick Duffy converted to Buddhism after meeting Carlyn Rosser. When they first met she was married to another man, but Buddhist lovers found a way to make their relationship work for decades. Patrick Duffy played the superhero in the sci-fi classic “Man From Atlantis”. His career in the movie industry dates back to the 1970s. […]

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Buddhism – WorldAtlas

Buddhism is considered the 4e the largest religion in the world originating in ancient India between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. The religion is based on a series of teachings from Gautama Buddha. From India, Buddhism spread to major parts of Asia and the rest of the world. Currently, there are three major groups […]

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Dr Ambedkar converts to Buddhism

Sixty-five years ago, today, October 14, 1965, Dr BR Ambedkar shook India when he converted to Buddhism. I try to note the major events of his life. Partly because it deserves to be celebrated. But also to allow people who may not know him otherwise to know a little more about this remarkable figure of […]

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The Mystical Mahasiddhas of Buddhism and Their Odisha Connection

Odisha is well known as a great seat of Buddhism, especially of the Tantric genre. The Buddhist sects of Mahayana, Vajrayana, Kalachakrayana, etc. include Tantra as a major ingredient. However, this was not the case at first – Tantra was a later development in the history of Buddhism. The gradual development of philosophies and the […]

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In Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, the sacred symbol of the swastika is of great importance because it signifies peace, prosperity and good fortune. But, it is sad to know that this symbol has been misunderstood and banned in many countries.

The swastika symbol is known to signify peace, prosperity, and good fortune in religious cultures of Eurasia. In fact, this symbol is considered very important in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. But, at the same time, it has become one of the most misunderstood religious symbols and has been banned in many countries globally. The reason […]

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Stories about the demise of Buddhism in India are grossly exaggerated

After reading his own newspaper obituary, Mark Twain said: “The news of my death is grossly exaggerated.” Likewise, having been informed of the disappearance of Buddhism in its native land, I now realize that this understanding, also rather misunderstood, is guilty of gross exaggeration. Recent archaeological evidence from Krimila in Bihar shows that new Buddhist […]

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The Secret Teachings of Zen Buddhism

I remember reading the introduction to “Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects” by Mrs. Alexandria David-Neel, where she was informed by one of her teachers that there was no problem in publishing the secrets. They remain secret unless someone is ready to hear them. Some kind of truth about such things. With that, here […]

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Buddhism Meets Evolutionary Psychology | Psychology Today Canada

Robert Wright is an award-winning science journalist who has written for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and the New York Times. He is also the author of a number of popular popular science books, including The moral animal: the new science of evolutionary psychology, published in 1994. Recently my ex-wife Melanie Trost sent me a […]

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In Sri Lanka, Tamil connection to Buddhism is ignored

The unsustainable claims made by Sinhalese and Tamils ​​over language, religion and ethnicity have confused Sri Lankan politics in the post-independence era. The Sinhalese proclaim loud and clear that Buddhism is in essence and exclusively a “Sinhalese” religion. Tamils, on the other hand, claim with the same vehemence, that they have always been pure Hindus, […]

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In Sri Lanka, the Tamil link with Buddhism has gone under the carpet

The unsustainable claims made by Sinhalese and Tamils ​​over language, religion and ethnicity have confused Sri Lankan politics in the post-independence era. The Sinhalese proclaim loud and clear that Buddhism is in essence and exclusively a “Sinhalese” religion. Tamils, on the other hand, claim with the same vehemence, that they have always been pure Hindus, […]