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The bombings in Norway last July were shocking. Not just for Norway, a haven of relative peace since the second world war, a beautiful, wealthy, healthy and sparsely populated corner of the world that you don’t hear that much about, except perhaps when the Nobel Peace Prize is given out. From a population a little more than 4 million people, Norway has contributed a small quantity of soldiers to UN forces in recent conflicts such as Afghanistan and Libya. When the first pictures came from a…Continue
Added by Bodhakari on June 5, 2012 at 22:18 — No Comments
The Buddha-to-be was said to be a prince. We can assume that he enjoyed his princely state for some while, he knew nothing else. His life would have been privileged by the standards of the time, he would have automatic respect from many people and lack nothing in the essentials for life. He was a married man living within extended family as was the custom, with a young wife and a new born son.
Then something happened which made Prince Siddhartha stop and question the bubble he had…Continue
Added by Bodhakari on June 1, 2012 at 14:49 — No Comments