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Islam And Buddhism: Integrating Thought Resources Of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) And Gautam Buddha In Contemporary Peace Policies – OpEd
Islam And Buddhism: Integrating Thought Resources Of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) And Gautam Buddha In Contemporary Peace Policies – OpEdAt a time when we are fated to realise that the world is moving towards another ‘clash of civilizations’, the pressing need of the time is to recall and refresh the thought resources of the global peacemakers for the complete cessation of the imminent ...read more
Source: Eurasia Review
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:46:00 GMT
Ambedkar, Buddhism and Democracy
Ambedkar, Buddhism and DemocracyAn excerpt from Dr. Ambedkar and Democracy about Ambedkar’s analysis of the affinities of Buddhism with democracy that led to his conversion. At times, it seems that Ambedkar looked at democracy as a western creation that he had learnt from outside and ...read more
Source: thewire.in
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:00:00 GMT
Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America’s Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia
Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America’s Secret Strategy in Southeast AsiaThroughout the Cold War, the CIA, working through the Asia Foundation, tried to use Buddhism in Burma (now also called Myanmar), Cambodia, Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka), Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam as a bulwark against communism. With access to Asia ...read more
Source: Foreign Affairs
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:05:00 GMT
We’ll convert to Buddhism, Mayawati warns BJP, RSS
We’ll convert to Buddhism, Mayawati warns BJP, RSSBahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said on Sunday that she would quit Hinduism and convert to Buddhism, along with her followers, if the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party did not stop their ‘atrocities’ on Dalits and backward ...read more
Source: The Hindu
Published on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:56:00 GMT
Will convert to Buddhism with my followers: Top leader warns BJP, RSS
Will convert to Buddhism with my followers: Top leader warns BJP, RSSBahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has reported warned BJP and RSS to stop ‘atrocities’ against Dalits and backward castes, threatening that she will convert to Buddhism, if they don’t. Invoking Ambedkar at a BSP conclave in Nagpur on Monday ...read more
Source: Behind Woods
Published on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:37:00 GMT
Mayawati warns of embracing Buddhism if BJP, RSS don’t stop communal propaganda
Mayawati warns of embracing Buddhism if BJP, RSS don’t stop communal propagandaNagpur: For second time in two months, BSP supremo Mayawati warned of replicating Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in embracing Buddhism along with crores of her followers, if right wing organizations like BJP and RSS, fail to stop its casteist and communal ...read more
Source: Times of India
Published on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:48:00 GMT
Robert Wright on Mindfulness, Buddhism, and Overcoming Delusions
Robert Wright on Mindfulness, Buddhism, and Overcoming DelusionsIn part one of our interview, bestselling author Robert Wright discusses his new book "Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment." Wright argues that mindfulness can help overcome constraints on the human mind imposed ...read more
Source: TheRealNews
Published on Sun, 03 Dec 2017 21:11:00 GMT
Major problems of our time are all interconnected
Major problems of our time are all interconnectedIn it, he as a physicist, likened the clash of subatomic particles to the dance of Shiva and drew a connection between Buddhism, Hinduism and modern physics. He is now Director of the Centre of Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California. “The major problems of ...read more
Source: indiatogether.org
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:28:00 GMT
Monk who initiated BR Ambedkar into Buddhism passes away
Monk who initiated BR Ambedkar into Buddhism passes awayBuddhist monk Pragyanand, who was among the seven priests who initiated Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar into Buddhism, breathed his last on Thursday following prolonged illness. The 90-year monk, who was undergoing treatment at the King George’s Medical ...read more
Source: Hindustan Times
Published on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 04:45:00 GMT
Monk Pragyanand, who initiated Ambedkar into Buddhism dies
Monk Pragyanand, who initiated Ambedkar into Buddhism diesLUCKNOW: Monk Pragyanand, who initiated Dalit leader BR Ambedkar into Buddhism in 1956, passed away in Lucknow on Thursday. He was 90. Pragyanand passed away at the King George's Medical University (KGMU), where he was admitted five days ago following ...read more
Source: The New Indian Express
Published on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:23:00 GMT