|Dreams of the Future Buddha, Maitreya, at Diskit Monastery in the Nubra Valley of the Himalayas, stands 110 feet tall (Atamvir Singh Multani as Foxbatone/flickr.com).|
|Fireworks will go off beginning in Tokyo, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai to ring in the New Year and drive out the old like God Saturn taking a baby. (Nashville TN, kfiam640.com/C2C)|
|Beauty is truth: What we do New Year's...|
|Seeing is believing (YATL)|
It's the Knowledge of the Ages (like the many strictures and pieces of Old Wives Tales from the Indus Valley Civilization, Egypt, India, Greece, Sumeria, Rome, Angkor, Mesoamerica...).
It's what nearly everyone in Asia thinks and/or takes for granted. Some might go so far as to call it "common sense," more superstition or custom than controlled empirical research like we pretend forms the basis of all our beliefs.
We asked Sri Lankan monks. Ask your Italian grandmother; she probably thinks so, too.
|95% of Thais are Theravada Buddhists, so why is he crying? Ben The Man explains.|
|The World Buddhist Sangha Council in English and Chinese (wbsc886.org)|
|Well, we massaged the data for one thing.|
And we'll end up with a beautiful, internally-consistent theory that is just too gorgeous and elegant not to cling to.
But it won't be true. There's the rub. Reality is messy, fuzzy, so much bigger than we normally imagine.
Happy New Year's from Wisdom Quarterly!
|Today in History 2015...according to the Associated Press (via mail.com)|
|Will fireworks be enough to scare away US dogs of war and ghosts of fear? (iheart.com)|
Which "Buddhism" should I practice?
|Revered Hindu-Mahayana deity (L) and Theravada Buddha Shakyamuni (flickr.com)|
Basic points unifying Theravāda and Mahāyāna is a very important Buddhist ecumenical statement
It was created in 1967 during the First Congress of the World Buddhist Sangha Council (WBSC).
Its founder, Secretary-General Ven. Pandita Pimbure Sorata Thera, requested that Ven. Walpola Rahula present a concise formula for the unification of all the different Buddhist traditions.
This text was then unanimously approved by the Council (Norm Phelps, 2004, The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights, Lantern Books. p. 45).
Wiki has a great portal to learn about the Buddha-Dharma in English:
|Wikipedia has a series on|