Buddhist

Who is afraid of the Indian constitution?

The Indian constitution is best regarded as the social contract for a new India. It is the only document that has reached intense debates, arguments and negotiations between all political currents within the Constituent Assembly – from members like KM Munshi, who clearly occupied the Hindu nationalist end of the spectrum, to the Muslim League, which occupied the other. Indeed, …

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“Buddhism and the environment are one”: the venerable Yorn Seng Yeat

“Buddhism and the environment are one”: the venerable Yorn Seng Yeat Venerable Yorn Seng Yeat, Vice Chancellor of Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University (SBU) and Deputy Head of Sangha Municipal Council of Phnom Penh, recently led four pilgrimages on foot to 47 locations in the Oral Mountains covering 239 km in 17 days with 212 other participants to promote conservation …

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Don’t Arouse AAC Passions: Yogi Adityanath

Calling AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi “an agent of the Samajwadi party”, Uttar Padesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday threatened to take “strict measures” against those “who want to stir up passions again” about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The CAA was promulgated by the BJP government at the Center to provide Indian citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, …

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Thai temple cryptocurrency raises concerns

The decision of a Thai Buddhist temple to issue its own cryptocurrency has raised concerns among financial regulators in the predominantly Buddhist country where monks are known to deceive worshipers for financial gain. Wat Pa Mahayan, a monastery in the southern province of Trang, issued a cryptocurrency called Somdejcoin with over 66 million tokens available for purchase at a rate …

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Leo Tolstoy’s Christian Buddhist Mashup

Leo Tolstoy died that day, November 20, 1910. He is one of those complicated, difficult, yet brilliant figures of one that could be called the harsh light of the divine. In his Confessions and other religious writings, he offers something that I have found to be an absolute delight. It’s sort of a mixture of Christian and Buddhist wisdom. At …

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History based on UNHCR and Kontinentalist data reveals policy loopholes on Rohingya people | News | SDG Knowledge Center

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Kontinentalist– a data-driven storytelling studio in Singapore – collaborated to produce a data-driven visual story of the Rohingya Muslim minority from predominantly Buddhist Rakhine State in Myanmar, crossing the Andaman Sea in search of ‘a refuge in Southeast Asia. Visualizations, audio interviews, images and interactive maps use geospatial, quantitative and qualitative data to …

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Buddhist objects recovered from the bed of the Baitarani river in Bhadrak

Bhandaripokhari: Several Buddhist objects, including pottery, were recovered on Tuesday from the bed of the Baitarani river in the region of Maninathpur (Chabisikuda) under the Bhandaripokhari block in the district of Bhadrak, which were handed over to the authorities of the Boudha Vihar museum in Sholampur on Wednesday. . According to a source, villagers led by researcher Biswamber Rout recovered …

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Gotabaya’s Disappointing Presidency – The Diplomat

Advertising On November 18, Gotabaya Rajapaksa will finish his two years as President of Sri Lanka. He won a decisive mandate; Sinhala Buddhist nationalists, who constitute the majority of the island, voted overwhelmingly for him. However, his two years at the helm have been disappointing. In his electoral manifesto, Gotabaya promised to make Sri Lanka a “prosperous” country. But it …

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Dalai Lama says Chinese leaders ‘don’t understand’ diversity

TOKYO (AP) – Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that Chinese leaders “do not understand the variety of different cultures” and that the ruling Communist Party’s penchant for strict social control can be detrimental. The 86-year-old Buddhist monk also said on Wednesday that he wanted to stay at home in India, where he has lived since 1959 …

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This serene new hotel in Bodh Gaya blends luxury with Buddhist spirituality

The design that eventually emerged celebrated not only the local climate, context, and materials, but also the five key virtues that underpin Buddhism: wisdom, courage, compassion, tolerance, and perseverance. (For anyone interested in learning more about this unique design story grounded in the principles of Buddhism, the main mandala is arranged on a sandstone plaque at the hotel entrance.) Palette …

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