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Mangala, Monks, Mangala Sutta and Marx

Daily FT In the Buddhist belief system, ‘Mangala’ means a ‘blessing’. In the abstract ‘Mangala’ denotes an ‘auspicious sign’.  In the ‘Mangala Sutta’, the Buddha has enumerated 38 of the highest blessings that we must or should be guided by.  Mangala says that Buddhism is not a religion. That it is a message to all … Continue reading

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Tawheed is not a misdeed but dirtied by the extreme

Daily FT The preponderant Muslim populace does not endorse terrorism; this is certainly not the teachings of the Messenger who taught a peaceful way of life to his companions and all mankind to follow – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara A singular and specific victim of the whole macabre incident of the 21 April Easter Sunday bombings by … Continue reading

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Modi’s landslide: bad for India’s soul

The Guardian Editorial  The world does not need another national populist leader who pursues a pro-business agenda while trading in fake news and treating minorities as second-class citizens The biggest election in history has just been won by one man: Narendra Modi. Mr Modi has become the first Indian prime minister since 1971 to secure … Continue reading

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JUST RAMBLING THOUGHTS…

Does he not realize what a figure of fun he has become with this flurry of activity he engages in By holding tamashas and travelling abroad he has shown insensitivity and stupidity on a stupendous scale To expect anything from a divided Government is an airy fairy dream We are not expected to show anything … Continue reading

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After Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS, what’s next ?

  Daily Mirror   After the end of WW II, in October 1945, 50 countries (Poland signed later making it 51) including the US, Britain, France, China (it was actually Taiwan) and Soviet Russia formed the United Nations and declared, “WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS are DETERMINED to save succeeding generations from the … Continue reading

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