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  1. Everyone's seen this famous photo, always gives me chills. How do Buddhists do this? He's just sitting there meditating! He's not the only one who did this, many Buddhists have done this. A few years back a Tibetan Buddhist nun set herself on fire, she was just standing still while engulfed in flames, middle of the street. I'm guessing through intense meditation they are able to separate themselves from their bodies? and just leave their body ? Not that I'm making a comparison, but you read about Sikh Shaheeds not feeling any pain while going through torture.
  2. Prominent historian DN Jha, an expert in India's ancient and medieval past, in his new book, "Against the Grain: Notes on Identity, Intolerance and History", in a sharp critique of "Hindutva ideologues", who look at the ancient period of Indian history as "a golden age marked by social harmony, devoid of any religious violence", has said, "Demolition and desecration of rival religious establishments, and the appropriation of their idols, was not uncommon in India before the advent of Islam". The book says, "Central to (Hindutva) perception is the belief that Muslim rulers indiscriminately de
  3. Some rather disturbing and heart-breaking events occuring in Burma in recent days. Burmese Buddhists have been targetting Muslims, and there's been the usual murdering, looting, raping, and burning alive of civilians whilst the Burmese police standby, watch, and do absolutely nothing. WARNING: Very graphic video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htD9PFHpmgw What is it with these 3rd world countries and their mob culture that allows such things to happen? I honestly don't know much about the background history to these troubles so I'll definitely be trying to learn what lead to this desper
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