5 Things Every Girl Needs to Know About Men

In fact, I think I have an easier time explaining why men do things than I do with women. I have been writing about relationships for a while now and over the years I have noticed some prominent points of confusion, ones that seem to be shared by women of all ages from all around the world no exaggeration. I can relate to all the questions we receive on a personal level because once upon a time, I too was banging my head against the table in an effort to understand why. Read on for universal male truths that can save your relationship and your sanity. Does He Like You? Most men see texting as nuisance. You measure the depth of a relationship by the quality of the time you spend with that person. You can spend all day going back and forth with some guy about nonsense. Countless studies have shown that women primarily gain their sense of worth and self-esteem through their interpersonal relationships while men measure their worth based on their ability to have an impact in the world and contribute in a meaningful way.

NGV Triennial first look: East meets West as giant Buddha takes a nap in gallery foyer

The events of his life set forth in these texts cannot be regarded with confidence as historical, although his historical existence is accepted by scholars. He is said to have lived for 80 years, but there is considerable uncertainty concerning the date of his death. Scholarship in the 20th century limited this range considerably, with opinion generally divided between those who placed his death about bce and those who placed it as much as a century later.

Historical context The Buddha was born in Lumbini Rummin-dei , near Kapilavastu Kapilbastu on the northern edge of the Ganges River basin, an area on the periphery of the civilization of North India, in what is today southern Nepal.

He was able to walk and talk immediately.

June 23rd, Author: Consequently the civilizations of the world naturally and simultaneously started developing near the rivers which initially started flowing due to the melting of glaciers near the Equator e. South India, Sri Lanka and Africa. When populations multiplied, these river waters became insufficient. Therefore some people started travelling from south to north. Such northward migration continued for several centuries and finally when these people from south India reached the banks of Himalayan Rivers, they got climatic conditions conducive to long term development of civilization on the banks of these rivers providing security of water, food and shelter for a very long time.

Thousands of years later, when some of these Himalayan Rivers became non-perennial or started drying up, some of these people started moving towards Central Asia and Europe. As per ecologists this ecological cycle has been repeating itself and will get repeated after every ice age and during the beginnings of all Holocene cycles. Therefore the history of growth of civilization in the world is not 4 to 5 thousand years old but it is more than 10, years old. However, during last years, several new scientific tools and techniques have been developed, which are capable to determining the dates of any ancient events in scientific and precise manner.

Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok

Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world’s great religions, and its remains contain important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centres from as early as the 3rd century BC. The complex of structures within the archaeological conservation area includes the Shakya Tank; the remains within the Maya Devi Temple consisting of brick structures in a cross-wall system dating from the 3rd century BC to the present century and the sandstone Ashoka pillar with its Pali inscription in Brahmi script.

Additionally there are the excavated remains of Buddhist viharas monasteries of the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD and the remains of Buddhist stupas memorial shrines from the 3rd century BC to the 15th century AD. The site is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, where the archaeological remains associated with the birth of the Lord Buddha form a central feature.

The pre-Mauryan timber structure appears to be an ancient tree shrine.

The Brahmi inscription on the pillar gives evidence that Ashoka , emperor of the Maurya Empire , visited the place in 3rd-century BCE and identified it as the birth-place of the Buddha. The inscription was translated by Paranavitana: He caused it to be announced that the Buddha Shakyamuni was born here and thereby caused to be created a strong desire among people for that spot.

He also caused a stone pillar to be set up so as to indicate that the Blessed One was born here. He made the village of Lummini free of taxes and made it a partaker of prosperity. Excavation at the Mayadevi Temple in [ edit ] According to Robin Coningham, excavations beneath existing brick structures at the Mayadevi Temple at Lumbini provide evidence for an older timber structure beneath the walls of a brick Buddhist shrine built during the Ashokan era 3rd-century BCE.

The layout of the Ashokan shrine closely follows that of the earlier timber structure, which suggests a continuity of worship at the site. The pre-Mauryan timber structure appears to be an ancient tree shrine. Radiocarbon dating of charcoal from the wooden postholes and optically stimulated luminescence dating of elements in the soil suggests human activity began at Lumbini around BCE. Other scholars state that the excavations revealed nothing that is Buddhist, and they only confirm that the site predates the Buddha.

The holy site of Lumbini is bordered by a large monastic zone in which only monasteries can be built, no shops, hotels or restaurants. It is separated into an eastern and western monastic zone, the eastern having the Theravadin monasteries, the western having Mahayana and Vajrayana monasteries. The holy site of Lumbini has ruins of ancient monasteries, a sacred Bodhi tree , an ancient bathing pond, the Ashokan pillar and the Mayadevi Temple, where the supposed place of birth of Buddha is located.

NGV Triennial first look: East meets West as giant Buddha takes a nap in gallery foyer

I lost a lot of my blogging mojo when Moving Blogging Here Jul 6, I just announced over on openbuddha. This post is rather heavy with the use of Flash to show videos. Visiting Metrix Apr 30, Last week I was up in my old home of Seattle for a few days to see family and friends Zen Druids Apr 13, This is a cross post from my new post over at pagandharma. To my recollection, he was 85 years old, growing up

But he quickly matched the attainments of his teachers and concluded that despite their achievements, they would be reborn after their death.

A seasonal cloak, changed three times a year to correspond to the summer, winter, and rainy season covers the statue. A very important ritual, the changing of the robes is performed only by the King to bring good fortune to the country during each season. About The Grand Palace If there is one must-see sight that no visit to Bangkok would be complete without, it’s the dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace, undoubtedly the city’s most famous landmark. Built in – and for years the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government – the Grand Palace of Bangkok is a grand old dame indeed, that continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of Thai people.

Within its walls were also the Thai war ministry, state departments, and even the mint. Today, the complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom.

Travel Photo postcard – Buddha’s birthplace Lumbini

Maya devi Temple Ancient kingdoms and cities of India during the time of the Buddha. Scholars are hesitant to make unqualified claims about the historical facts of the Buddha’s life. Most accept that he lived, taught, and founded a monastic order during the Mahajanapada era during the reign of Bimbisara c. There is also philological evidence to suggest that the two masters, Alara Kalama and Uddaka Ramaputta , were indeed historical figures and they most probably taught Buddha two different forms of meditative techniques.

The site is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, where the archaeological remains associated with the birth of the Lord Buddha form a central feature.

First and foremost, this project is a labor of love. Second, it is a tribute to Kamakura, my home for the past 20 years, and home to dozens of temples from the Kamakura Era , which still house and display wondrous life-size wooden statues from the 8th century onward. Third, this project was prompted by a dissatisfaction with the online sites of the great repositories of Japanese Buddhist sculpture — the national museums in Tokyo , Kyoto , and Nara. There is no comprehensive online catalog.

Even so, the situation is much improved compared to only 15 years ago, thanks largely to advances in web technology. And to be fair, this is not just a problem with museums in Japan. At the online sites of major museums in America and Europe, it is likewise difficult to find what you want, even when you know the piece is in their collection. Fourth, this project was prompted by a dissatisfaction with existing literature on Japanese Buddhist statuary.

But I must admit, I have yet to find anything that satisfies me. Mountains of publications are out there. Many are aimed at the scholarly community, devoted to hyper-specialized topics, and extremely academic thus “indecipherable” to the lay community.

Gautama Buddha

Click images to enlarge. All photos by Mark Schumacher. Book by Patricia J. Graham The model hinges open from the back to reveal a complex wooden lattice structure. Pages 20, 21,

Other scholars state that the excavations revealed nothing that is Buddhist, and they only confirm that the site predates the Buddha.

Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha

Book by Patricia J.

Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha

Further excavations of potential archaeological sites and appropriate protection of the archaeological remains are a high priority for the integrity of the property.

Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok

On the basis of planetary configurations described in various other chapters of Valmiki Ramayan, the date on which Ravana was killed works out to be 4th December BC and Shri Ram completed 14 years of exile on 2nd January, BC and that day was also Navami of Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month.

Eboman – 1995 – Donuts with Buddah (Remasterd)


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