Is Buddhism a religion of love ...? ... (raucous laughter)

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  • fulltimestudent

    and Lois-

    Hi FullTimeStudent, You have lots of informative material, I want to read. But it is too hot today to think.

    I will read your posts later.

    Is it cooler where you are? It is 31C here. Too hot.

    Just Lois

    No! its been bloody cold and damp- Rainiest June in years, and day time temps about 16 degrees celsius.

    Sun came out yesterday, nice, but not soon enough to prevent me getting a bad dose of flu - feeling miserable, so writing to keep my thoughts off myself - haha!

  • fulltimestudent

    and, in next door Thailand, Buddhists also clash with a Muslim minority:

  • fulltimestudent


    This is - Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso (Tibetan: ???????????????????????, Wylie: Ngag-dBang bLo-bZang rGya-mTsho) was the 5th Dalai Lama: a key religious and temporal leader of Tibet who lived from 1617 to 1682 (CE). Gyatso is credited with unifying central Tibet after a protracted era of civil wars. As an independent head of state, he established diplomatic relations with China and also met with early European explorers. Gyatso - who wrote 24 volumes' worth of scholarly and religious works on a wide range of subjects - was the first Dalai Lama to wield effective temporal power over all of central Tibet, and is very frequently referred to simply as the Great Fifth. (from Wikipedia)

    His unification of central Tibet was not accomplished by prayers or great compassion - he did it the old fashioned way, with a better army!

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