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1/4All #Muslims who want #Islamic #ShariaLaw should go to Sharia countries and the whole world consider the fanatic Muslims as #terrorists.
Every #mosque & #Madaessa that preaches anti-India & anti-#Hinduism ideas must be investigated and action initiated.
2/4India is the land of #SanatanaDharma and #Hinduism #Sikhism, #Buddhism and #Jainism are the religions of this soil, not #Islam or #christianity. Neither #CONgress nor ##UrbanNaxals nor #RahulGandhi or other Sickular, #Dynasty Parties can change this demography for their votes.
3/4 India is our motherland and the
culture of #Hindus & civilization, do not make us bigoted like fanatical #Islamists or #missionaries.
We do not believe in your religion, but respect your feelings. Pl follow your religion but offer Namaz, without noise pollution, in your..
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Special & continuous #Thread

Buddha and Bodhisattva with Janeu debunking left hand theory that #Buddhism is not #Hindutva

This 9th-century plaque depicts the Buddha asking the earth to witness his enlightenment

#Archaeology #Janeu
Khasarpaṇa Avalokiteśvara,
circa early 11th century, found spot: Mahākalī, Vikrampur, Dhaka district. National Museum of Bangladesh, Dhaka

#Archaeology #Hindutva #Janeu;view=fulltext
Buddha (Enlightenment)
circa 6th century, Sarnath, buff sandstone,
senior monk Vandhugupta,
ASI Site Museum, Sarnath

#Archaeology #Hindutva #Janeu
Earth goddess (left), Aparājitā (right), with monastic donor, Vandhugupta (middle left), Lower part of the stele
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#VesakDay Thread
Some pics of Buddha/Buddhist sites clicked by yours truly...

1. Gandhara Sculpture (2nd - 3rd century AD, National Museum, Delhi) Image
No... That's not head of some Greek god, it is Indo Greek head sculpture of

2. Crowned Buddha ( Gandhara Art, 2nd century AD, National Museum, Delhi)
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Probably the most famous Buddhist painting of all time...

3. Padampani Bodhisattva (1st Cave Ajanta, 2nd - 1st century BCE)
#BuddhaPurnima #Buddha Image
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2/ 🎇🔬 From Einstein's theory of relativity to quantum mechanics discoveries, our understanding of the universe has evolved significantly. These advancements set the stage for exploring AI and consciousness. #Einstein #QuantumMechanics #Physics
3/ 🧬🤖 AI research has progressed since Turing's days. Today, we're making breakthroughs in deep learning, neural networks, and reinforcement learning, pushing the boundaries of AI and consciousness. #DeepLearning #NeuralNetworks #ReinforcementLearning
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भूटान के बौद्धों का लिंग मत और उनका काम देव कुनले

भूटान के थिम्पू में अधिकतर घरो पर मानव लिंग की आकृतिया बनी है अधिकतर लिंग जो दीवार पर लगाये या बनाये जाते हैं, वे इंसानी लिंग से बड़े होते हैं..

साभार : विकिपीडिआ & बाबा-बाबा…
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ये लिंग भी विभिन्न आकर, रंग आदि में मिलते हैं कोई ड्रैगन के आकार का होता है, तो कोई रिबन से बंधा होता है जैसे की कोई तोहफा हो. कुछ में आँखें भी होती हैं, और सभी सख्त एवं खड़े हुए होते हैं

इन बने लिंगो को उनकी आकृति को भूटानी लोग अपनी और बुद्ध मत की परम्परा की शान बताते है |
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भूटानी लोगो के अनुसार शहरी करण और आधुनिक करण से उनकी ये कला विलुप्त हो रही है इन लोगो का अंधविशवास है कि इससे (घरो के बाहर लिंग बनाने से ) इनमे सेक्स क्षमता बढती है |
भूटान के लोग लिंग को अपने घरो में इसलिए टांगते हैं जिससे उनका घर, और परिवार के लोग बुरी ताकतों से बचे रहें
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Why was chapter 2 Bhagavad Gita not enough for Arjuna?
#SanatanaDharma #JaiShriKrishna Image
Gita was not composed specifically for a warrior bloke named Arjuna some thousands of years ago.
#SanatanaDharma #JaiShriKrishna Image
We are ALL Arjuna, we are ALL struggling with our low level neurosis and trying to fight our daily battles - both internal and external to the best of our abilities with the limited resources we have.
#SanatanaDharma #JaiShriKrishna Image
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𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 & 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧'𝐬 𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞 ‘𝙂𝙇𝙊𝘽𝘼𝙇 𝘽𝙐𝘿𝘿𝙃𝙄𝙎𝙏 𝙎𝙐𝙈𝙈𝙄𝙏 (𝙂𝘽𝙎)’, 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐡𝐢 𝐈𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤

𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐃 . . .
For Information: @IbcWorldOrg Image
1. 𝙎𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙂𝘽𝙎
GBS is a big lash on #China. #CCP has demolished several Buddhist sites and as its core communist policy, has no space for religion. GBS reminds the Buddhist countries that #India is their only 2nd home from where #Buddhism went to world. ImageImage
2. 𝙄𝙨 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙖 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝘼𝙨𝙞𝙖?
Top #Buddhist countries in the world include #Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, #Bhutan, #SriLanka, Myanmar & Vietnam. With religious & historical attachments, #India is knocking on all the fronts of Atheist #China Image
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There has been a lot of outrage about the scrubbing of #MaulanaAzad from the history textbooks in India by the BJP, and justifiably so.

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But for the last 75 years, nobody seems to have been outraged by the fact that the greatest Indian public intellectual of the 21st century, Dr. BR #Ambedkar, was practically scrubbed from history textbooks by Congress governments and BJP governments alike.

Sure, when I studied about Ambedkar in Maharashtra State Board textbooks, they told me that he was the author of the #indianconstitution and had grown up enduring great #castediscrimination. But THAT WAS ALL.

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2016 | This #silver rhyton discovered at #Deylaman, Northern #Iran. The inscription as well as leading art #historians identify the #artefact as representing #Durga #Mahishasuramardini

Interestingly, it gives new insights into the high-quality production of silver icons
Its provenance is taken to be in Eastern #Afghanistan It was looted during the #Arab #Muslim raids on #Shahi and #Zunbil kingdoms of South Eastern Afghanistan in the latter half of seventh century. Its provenance beyond the #Hindu Kush is not surprising as #archaeology attests to
Its provenance is taken to be in Eastern #Afghanistan It was looted during the #Arab #Muslim raids on #Shahi and #Zunbil kingdoms of South Eastern Afghanistan in the latter half of seventh century. Its provenance beyond the #Hindu Kush is not surprising as #archaeology attests to
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1. I’m one of those people who believes in going to the source. This book is a must read for all, irrespective of the political affiliation, ideology, religion or region 1 is from. This is well researched as vouched by its Index of references.
#MyFrozenTurbulance #Kashmir #India Image
2. Recurrent famines, floods, incompetent n lazy rulers from within, exploitative rulers from outside, n the regular changes in the state religion moving b/w #Buddhism, #Hinduism, #Sunni Islam & #Shia Islam make Kashmir a hotbed of unrest over centuries with millions of deaths!
3. Here are few kings who contributed to the glorious periods in Kashmir.
Lalitaditya (724-761) was a great admin n a builder. He reorganised the admin machinery, added new functionaries including chief minister, Sr Chamberlain keeper of treasury. #GoodRulers #KashmirHistory Image
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1. Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, The Son Of God, The Way, The Truth, and The Life. There is only One God.
2. The Rainbow represents a promise, not a perversion. #TakingTheRainbowBack
3.Progressivism is the twisting of truth and an instrument of the devil.
4. God created the Male and Female. Just because the concepts of multiple genders has existed in Ancient times doesn't make it true. Just like saying the Jews are a rejected people. It is simply not true. (2/6)
5. Homosexuality is a sin. Do not think that God does not love you. He loves you so much, but He loves you too much to let you keep sinning. I ask any who are homosexual, please repent and turn to Christ. He loves you and wants to be with you! (3/6)
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King Songtsen Gampo and his Chinese and Nepali queens Wen-cheng Kung-chu and Bhrikuti Devi.

Songtsen Gampo (617 – 649 A.D.) Songtsen Gampo ascended to the throne at the age of thirteen. Image
During the reign of King Songtsen Gampo, #Tibet emerged as a unified state and became a great
military power, with its armies marching across Central Asia. Thus, the King of #Nepal and the Emperor of #China offered their daughters in marriage to the Tibetan king. Statue of Emperor Songtsen ...
The marriages with the Nepalese and Chinese princesses have been given prominence in the religious story of Tibet because of their
contributions to #Buddhism Image
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On August 22 1907, an Indian woman posed quite a challenge to the British by hoisting the first version of the #IndianFlag abroad.

This woman was Bhikaiji Cama, a prominent figure within the Indian Independence Movement.

A Thread 🧵
The flag was hoisted at the Seventh International Socialist Congress in Stuttgart, Germany as a way to create an atmosphere in support of the Independence Movement.
Bhikaiji Rustom Cama was born on September 24, 1861 to an affluent Parsi family from Bombay.

She was known to be quite altruistic having treated patients during the outbreak of the bubonic plague in Bombay in 1896.
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🙏The Passing Away of Buddha – Swami Vivekananda🔻

Those last dying words of his always thrilled through my heart. He was old, he was suffering, he was near his death, and then came the despised outcaste—he lives on carrion, dead animals; the Hindus would not allow them to come…… Image
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Tritsuk Detsen (ཁྲི་གཙུག་ལྡེ་བཙན) according to traditional sources, was the 41st king of the Yarlung Dynasty of #Tibet . Ralpachen is one of Tibet’s three Dharma Kings. Ralpachen is considered a very important king in the history of Tibet Stone lion on burial mound ...
and Tibetan #Buddhism , as one of the three Dharma Kings (chosgyal) of the Yarlung Dynasty, which includes Songtsen Gampo the 33rd king, Trisong Detsen the 38th king and Ralpachen.
All three kings respectively contributed to bringing Mahayana Buddhism to #Tibet, in revealing the Vajrayana through Guru Padmasambhava, and in supporting the growth of Buddhism, the building of monasteries, and the flourishing of Buddhism with imperial patronage. Image
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Kurukullā (Tibetan: ཀུ་རུ་ཀུ་ལླཱ; also Tibetan: རིག་བྱེད་མ་, Wylie: rig byed ma "Knowledge/magic/vidyā Woman",[1] Chinese: 咕嚕咕列佛母 "Mother-Buddha Kuru[kulle]" or Chinese: 作明佛母 "Knowledge-Causing Mother-Buddha"
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She is a peaceful goddess as against a semi-wrathful Yidam in Tibetan Buddhism particularly associated with rites of magnetization or enchantment. Her Sanskrit name is of unclear origin. She is related to Shri Yantra in Hinduism.
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Depicted in red with 4 arms, holding a bow & arrow of flowers in one pair of hands, a hook & noose of flowers in the other. Dances in Dakini-pose, crushes Rahu (one who devours the sun). As per astrology, Rahu is a demon head snake (Navagraha), represents ascending lunar node. Image
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As a follow-up to my article on the #WorldCup2022 for @PillarCatholic, a couple of notes on religious aspects of this tournament.…
1. This is the first time the World Cup is being played in a Muslim country, and only the second outside of the traditionally Christian world. The first was South Korea & Japan in 2002.
2. 2002 also marked the furthest a traditionally Muslim country ever progressed in the World Cup, with #Turkey placing 3rd, after beating South Korea in a very exciting game.
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Those who criticize conversion of #Hindus_to_Buddhism at a mass scale in India should read what Dr. #Ambedkar, the author of Dhamma Pravartan, has to say about it. His reply to Mr. G.T. Madkholkar, Editor of the #RSS mouthpiece, local daily ‘Tarun Bharat’ on 15 October 1956. 1/n
‘You #Hindus, you inflicted damage on yourselves by allowing #Islam and #Christianity to enter into this land; not only that you let it spread, so much that eventually this country had to be divided.' 2/n
'On the other hand, the most noble and rational religion that #Buddha established in this very land was driven away. I could bring back our own religion to its homeland; and I am proud of that!' 3/n
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சாம்ராட் அசோகர் கலிங்கத்தின் மீது படையெடுத்து வென்றார். லட்சக் கணக்கான வீரர்களை தமது சார்பாகவும், எதிரி மன்னரின் சார்பாகவும் கொல்லப்பட்டதைக் கண்டு அப்போது அவர் மனம் பதைக்கவில்லை, ஆனால் ஒரு வெற்றிக்குப் பின்னால் லட்சக்கணக்கான உயிர்கள் பலியாகி உள்ளதை ஒரு பௌத்த பிக்கு அவருக்கு
உணர்த்தினார். இந்திய வரலாற்றில் சாம்ராட் எனறு அழைக்கப்படும் ஒரே மன்னர் அசோகர் மட்டும்தான், அவ்வளவு புகழ் வாய்ந்த மாமன்னர் தமது வெற்றியை கொண்டாடுவதற்கு பதில் பௌத்த பிக்குவின் போதனையில் மனம் மாறினார், வெற்றியை வன்முறையினால் தக்க வைக்க முடியாது என்பதை உணர்ந்தார். உலகில் அவரது
பணி நிலைக்க வேண்டுமானால் புத்தரின் அறநெறிதான் சிறந்தது என்பதை உணர்ந்தவராய் தமது போர் வெற்றிக்குக் காரணமான ஆயுதங்களைத் துறந்து அன்பினால் மக்களை அரவணைக்கத் தொடங்கினார். இனி தமது நாட்டில் போர்களே நடைபெறாது என்று அறிவித்தார்.
கலிங்கத்தின் மீது அவர் நிலைநாட்டிய
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TRC's August Wrap up! In case you missed them, here is a thread with links to everything we published this month.

1/7 On #CCP's history of deploying harsh rhetoric of threat, blacklisting and bans against individuals who raise their voice for Tibet.…
2/7 What is the sense of Universal Responsibility that Richard Gere celebrates as his biggest takeaway from #Tibetan culture? @SaveTibetOrg @TibetReliefFund @tibethouseus…
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#OdeToDemocracy series continues.

We look at the milestones in the journey of #Tibetan Democracy in exile as #Tibetans celebrate 62nd #TibetanDemocracyDay.

Source: @dorjeewangmo4 Image
The Deputies were initially assigned to various departments of the CTA and met twice a month. On 10 March 1963, His Holiness – after years of thorough consultations – promulgated the Constitution consisting of 10 chapters and 77 articles. #Tibet Image
The democratisation of the #Tibetan polity has long been an aspiration of His Holiness the 14th #DalaiLama. He had, in fact, initiated the reforms in #Tibet itself but this was interrupted due to China’s invasion in 1949/50. @Tibparliament Image
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 Shatial Petroglyphs (Karakorum Highway, #Chitral)
Circa: 224 BC- 651 AD
نقش حجریعنی "Petroglyphs" پتھروں پر قدرتی نقش کاری کےعلم وفن کوکہاجاتاھے۔
شمالی پاکستان کی شایراہ ریشم کیساتھ واقع وادی چترال میں پیٹروگلیفس کےنایاب، پراسرار اورقدیم
پتھر, نوشتہ جات اور فن پارےموجود ہیں جوبدھ مت عہدقدیم کی زبان، لکھائی کا نظام اور نقوش کاناقابل یقین خزانہ مہیا کرتے ہیں۔
شاہراہ قراقرم کےراستےجب آپ گلگت بلتستان میں داخل ھوتےہیں تو تانگیر اور داریل وادیوں کےدرمیان بدھ مت کےمشہور آثارِقدیمہ پائےجاتےہیں۔
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ناقابل یقین علاقائی اور عالمی ثقافتی ورثے کے اہم ریکارڈز ہیں۔
شتیال طویل عرصے سے "قدیم بدھسٹ چٹان کے نقش و نگار" کے لیے ایک مقام کے طور پر مشہور رہا ھے لیکن یہ نقش و نگار موجود ھونے سے پہلے بھی وسطی ایشیاء سے گزرنے والے تاجر اور زائرین چٹانوں میں اپنے نام اور اوقات تراش لیتے تھے۔
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In the post-truth age, when the study of history faces stiff competition from a reckless #Mythistory, and facts are not even referred to, students and scholars must counter this trend more strongly than before.
“Islamic invasion of India, The Biggest Hoax in History”.
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The Indian sub-continent faced multiple invasions and incursions since recorded history began - likely before as well. Aryans, Huns, Scythians, Bactrians, Greeks, Kushans et alia, all made their way into what now encapsulates the geographical boundaries of India, over millenia. ImageImage
As such, there is no singular event, episode or arrival that may be defined as “The Islamic Invasion of India”, in historical terms. From at least the 13th century onwards, military competition for political domination was primarily between Islamicate dispensations themselves. Image
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