Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Lost Treasures of Buddhist Afghanistan (video)

Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson, Wisdom Quarterly; NationalGeographic.com, May 5, 2014

2014 Afghan landslide
(NatGeo) It had more treasures than we can comprehend as a magnificent crossroads between East and West at the foothills of the Himalayas (Hindu Kush), an agrarian territory that became cosmopolitan by the influx of travelers and traders and a world-teacher who went in search of enlightenment and an end to all suffering and found it in a neighboring kingdom in India. His success came back to this faraway land to give rise to Buddhism and send it on its way west and north along the same Silk Road that brought it so much traffic, riches, culture, and eventually imperial invasions and war.
Paul Fitzgerald and Liz Gould (invisiblehistory.com)

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