Middle Path and Mindfulness in Politics

Island By Laksiri Fernando Some or many of the Buddhist principles can be applied to resolve most of our problems, if employed in a non-sectarian fashion. For example, the methodology of four noble truths can be taken as a scientific approach in resolving social or political problems. In this sense, the concept of Dukkha is … Continue reading

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Biggest British Blunder

Island by Dr Upul Wijayawardhana Seventy years ago, this week, the British Empire, the largest empire ever in the world, lost its jewel of the crown; India got independence but with a twist, a partition that led to a humanitarian disaster of unimaginable, unprecedent proportions, which seems to have been largely forgotten. May be the … Continue reading

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The positives, negatives and realities 

Daily Mirror Editorial    Two years after the decisive general elections which led to the two major parties forming a National Unity Government for the first time since independence, we need to impartially and realistically reflect on the positives and the negatives.    Whatever the policy differences, disputes and sometimes heated public criticism, most people believe … Continue reading

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