|Ancient Buddhist-Afghanistan: Mes Aynak, Bamiyan, Hadda, Ajina Tepe... (film/video)|
|The Dhammapada is great Buddhist reading. Are you there, God? It's me... (Bex Finch).|
|Some fake quotes are very nice.|
|Macpherson wants ads among the posts.|
|Freedom of speech must be stopped (MW).|
(The Enthusiastic Buddhist) Whatever else is true or untrue, believable or unbelievable, uplifting or downcasting, there are still these four ennobling truths, the contemplation of which leads to freedom from all suffering: The Four Noble Truths at the heart of Buddhism.
(The NSA and other spying agencies will still secretly spy and keep all the records they want, breaking laws along the way, because they are not only under the de jure but also the de facto "behind the scenes or "shadow" government that runs country and NATO and the MIC). Oliver Stone is still trying to get the word out that most of what we have been told about "American history" is propagandistic distortions. Did he speak to whistle blower historian Douglas Dietrich to get even deeper in the weeds? Probably not. And why worry about politics when there is a much, much bigger picture to contemplate as explained by maverick historian, anthropologist, and forbidden archeologist Michael Cremo?
|A funny Buddhist is good to find.|
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Mindah-Lee Kumar (enthusiasticbuddhist.com); Ven. Ñanamoli (Three Cardinal Discourses of the Buddha, Wheel 17, BPS), Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly
|Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha Gautama, as first represented in human form in Afghanistan, Gandhara, Indo-Pakistan, Central Asia, and ancient Greece in Hellenized lands like Bactria and Scythia (WQ).|
|Generosity (nongreed) brings happiness. - the Buddha|
|Golden Buddha, Burma (flickr.com)|
|Pilgrimage to India, Nepal, Oct. 2015|
Suggested reading: There is an excellent article by the comedic, enlightened, British Theravada Buddhist monk living in Australia, Ajahn Brahm, where he is abbot of a Buddhist monastery and a nunnery: "Joy At Last To Know There is Happiness in the World" or no happiness.
|"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness" - Dalai Lama (art by Mindah-Lee Kumar, Australia, fineartamerica.com).|