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Supreme Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche, is involved in the Global Buddhist Congress

Supreme Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche Supreme Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche, is involved in the Global Buddhist Congress. These days in New Delhi is a major event, called the Global Buddhist Congress, said the publication Hindustan Times.

The Congress brought together Buddhists from around the world, from different countries, continents and different schools. The purpose of the congress – the creation of “International Buddhist Confederation”. Also at the conference will discuss the following questions: “Preservation and development of Buddhism”, “Life and development: Buddhism in a rapidly changing world”, “Collective wisdom: where delegates will share their conditions, opportunities and threats faced by practitioners of the Dharma throughout the world”, “Ecology and Buddhism”, ” Politics and Society: The interaction with the world of Buddhism”, “Conflict and Violence: A Buddhist”, ” Science and Technology Buddhist point of view” and many others. Read the rest of this entry »

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President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about Ashoka and Mahatma Gandhi

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about Ashoka and Mahatma Gandhi

Three centuries prior to the birth of Christ the great Indian king Ashoka defeated his enemy. However, the terrible slaughter which had preceded victory radically changed Ashoka’s attitudes. From that time on, he renounced war and begun to blaze a trail of peace. Ashoka’s words – in which the king tells of his repentance and loathing of war – were carved in stone and metal for the edification of future generations of his people. “The only victory”, he wrote, “is one over oneself and the winning of people’s hearts by means of law, duty and piety.”

He concluded peace agreements with both his neighbors and more remote kingdoms, following the fundamental tenet of Buddhist teaching: non-violence, non coercion and religious tolerance. All over the country hospitals and gardens blossomed, along with a network of wells and roads. In the 3rd century B.C. King Ashoka founded Read the rest of this entry »

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