Sichuan: Drought Exposes Full Extent of Ancient Buddhist Artefact! (23.8.2022)

The Creative Urge is a Unique Human Trait!

Throughout pre-modern times the ruling classes often marshalled the resources and the masses – regardless of condition, number or availability – and through every type of persuasion, coercion and draconian measure, generated the conditions for impressive monuments (to the human imagination) to be constructed! Much of this endeavour, if not all, was motivated by spiritual and religious urges and impulses which appeared to those experiencing them, to be calling for the communication with hidden realms and places that although never seen or proven to exist, nevertheless might ‘exist’ somewhere if only the correct physical structure was made ‘here’ that would open a communicating portal to the realm ‘hidden’ over ‘there’! Although Buddhist philosophy must be distinguished from the religious urges which have often surrounded ‘Buddhism’ (Marx, Engels and Mao possessed a healthy respect for Early Buddhist dialectics), within ancient China and elsewhere, thousands upon thousands of individuals have been motivated to stop seeking-out their daily living, the sustenance of others and/or the means to change and transform human society for the betterment of all! Instead, what a modern humanity is left with today is the often impressive and awe-inspiring physical structures of the human populations of the past, which instead of communicating with a ‘hidden realm’ (as intended) are actually communicating with exactly the same humanity, simply a humanity occupying a different space and time from them! If you would like to know more about this impressive ancient object, please click HERE: