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Starting today we will share an interesting article each day (for a few days). Different perspectives that explain why we shd #BringOurGodsHome.
Pls Read and Share, if you enjoy them. 1/n #thread Image
Prof. Neil Brodie analyses if #museums are Victims or Villains? and how ethical is buying stolen heritage.
This article in @eOrganiser.
#BringOurGodsHome 2/n Image
Two things to note about this recovered #Buddha:
1. There was no record/FIR of its theft (quite a common problem).
2. Concerned officer refuses to agree that murtis were ever stolen.
#BringOurGodsHome 3/n Image
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I was asked for an English translation of my thread on #Prakrit an Sanskrit. Here it goes (well, at least partially!

#StartOfThread 1/n #Sanskrit #Kannada #Prakrit #Prakrta #Linguistics
2/n #Sanskrit #Kannada #Prakrit #Prakrta #Linguistics

The relation between Samskrta #Sanskrt and various Prakrtas #Prakrit is a subject that has been debated widely. Since #Kannada in its long history has been influenced by Samskrta and Prakrita(s), I thought of this note.
References in Sanskrit state " प्रकृतिः संस्कृतम्, तत्र भवेत् पाकृतं" - implying it is Samskrta that was the originator, or natural language, and those varieties (of it) that arose from it were called Prakritas.

3/n #Sanskrit #Kannada #Prakrit #Prakrta #Linguistics
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Borobudur, candi Buddhis di Indonesia

BPS: Jumlah Buddhis di Indonesia Meningkat

Bhagavant.com,
Jakarta, Indonesia – Dalam sensus penduduk yang dilakukan oleh Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) pada tahun 2010, jumlah penduduk Indonesia berjumlah 237.641.326 orang. Dan
berdasarkan data sensus BPS diketahui bahwa jumlah umat Buddha di Indonesia pada tahun 2010 secara absolut adalah berjumlah sekitar 1.703.254 orang. Ini berarti dalam persentase sekitar 0,72% dari jumlah seluruh penduduk Indonesia.

Dibandingkan dengan sensus tahun 2000*, jumlah
umat Buddha pada tahun 2000 berjumlah 1.694.682 atau 0,84% dari jumlah penduduk Indonesia saat itu. Ini berarti umat Buddha mengalami penurunan dalam nilai persentase namun tetap mengalami peningkatan dalam jumlah nilai absolut.

Wilayah

Berdasarkan analisis
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TO SEE A WORLD IN A GRAIN OF SAND
AND A HEAVEN IN A WILD FLOWER
HOLD INFINITY IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
AND ETERNITY IN AN HOUR
-WILLIAM BLAKE
In the beginning was the logos, the Big Bang, the primordial OM. Image
Big Bang Theory says that the physical universe spiralled out of an unimaginably hot and dense single point called a ‘singularity’ billions of times smaller than the head of a pin.

It does not say why? Or how? Image
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Diskriminasi Membuat Sejumlah Umat Buddha Tidak Memiliki Akta Nikah Sampai Tua

Di beberapa tempat, perlakuan diskriminasi paling terasa salah satunya dalam hal pengurusan surat-surat kependudukan. Di Temanggung, Jawa Tengah, perilaku diskrimasi tersebut membuat sejumlah pasangan
umat Buddha status pernikahannya tidak diakui oleh negara secara resmi, bahkan sampai anaknya telah dewasa.

buddhazine.com/diskriminasi-m…

#buddha #tolakpenjajahanbudaya #gerakannasionalbudayanusantara
Ini yang mendorong Darwanti memilih mengabdikan dirinya sebagai Pegawai Pembantu Pencatatan Perkawinan Buddha (P4B) di wilayah Temanggung walaupun dengan upah yang sangat kecil.

Darwanti adalah putri asli Temanggung yang lahir pada tanggal 5 Januari 1965 di Dusun Mruah, Desa
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Was #Jesus based on #Buddha?
Um, #NO, and here is why:
#Debunking #Ahead
Siddhartha Gautama, aka Buddha, was a historical figure. However, the exact time period in which he lived is up for grabs (he may have been born in the 7th, 6th or 5th century BC, we don’t know for sure, though the scholarly consensus places it in the latter). One reason why this
the case is because Buddha’s teachings and biographies were written down centuries after he died. Indeed, Buddha’s teaching were passed on orally until the first century AD, when it was written down, becoming the Pali Canon (aka Tripitaka). Now Buddha died between 410-370 BC, so
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After much contemplation, I finally wrote about my experience with #Vipassana meditation.

ilareddy.com/2019/09/17/bre…

Sharing some quotes/excerpts/concepts in the thread below.
#Vipassanā in Pali means “#insight” or “seeing deeply”.

The practice of Vipassanā meditation, thus, revolves around training your mind to observe reality as it is, and not as you wish it to be. And in the process, overcome #suffering.
It is a #meditation technique that the #Buddha mastered over time and found to be the most effective in eradicating all kinds of suffering in the world.
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A Thread on "Trade Relations between Tamil Nadu and South East Asia as Gleaned from Inscriptions...!"

The Commercial and Cultural contacts between Tamil Nadu and South East Asian Countries seem to have existed even from the beginning of the Christian era!
#Sangam Literatures say that the import & export of articles between these countries had happened in great vigour through the ports located on the Coromandal coast, viz #Kollam, #Eyilpattinam, #Kaviripumpattinam, #Tondi, #Marungurpattinam (#Alagankulam), #Korkai and #Kanyakumari!
The author of the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea describes the ports of the Coromandal coast as follows. “Among the market-towns of these countries and harbour where the ships put in from Damirica and from the north, the most important are, in order as they lie, first Camara...1/2
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1 - When you take up #responsibility, a cognitive shift happens in you. Your mental setup changes.
2 - For example, if you work eight hours in your office just following orders you will feel dull and tired. Instead, if you take up responsibility and #initiative, that same eight hours will become much easier and more enjoyable.
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Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights. louvreabudhabi.ae/?utm_source=GM… #art #museum
Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
#Stunning. This two-headed figure is one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity. It is some 8500 years old. On display at the @LouvreAbuDhabi. 👥

@VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #LouvreAbuDhabi
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#OSHO

Start with #desire.

One has to begin with desiring something that cannot be achieved by desiring. But if you are aware of this fact - if you are aware of the fact that you are desiring something that cannot be desired - it helps. At any moment, you can take the #jump.
With the #mind we cannot understand anything which is effortless. Mind means effort. The faculty of the mind is to do something; it is an instrument for doing. The very faculty of mind is to #achieve something, to gain some desire.
You cannot begin with no #desiring. The mind will make this non-desiring also the desired object.

The mind will create new desire and say, “Okay, I will try not to desire.” It will say, “Really, it looks fascinating. I will try to do something so that this no desiring happens.”
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
#Hinduism
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This Stupa is basically a pointed arch(lotus petal) rotated about its axis. Niche is typical Indian pointed arch.

#ReclaimArchitecture #Stupa #Buddha
one is octagonal Makara arch in which Garuda is shown devouring Naga. Arch is semi octagonal in form and decorated with elaborate foliage pattern of Angkor type emanating from Makara(s).
#ReclaimTemples #ReclaimArchitecture #hindu #Buddhism
The measurements of arch conform to measurements of Manasara(classic Indian architectural texts) according to which height of arch should be 3part and that of pilasters 5 parts. On pilaster carved are two elephant again conforming to Manasara texts.
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