This is how ‘truth’ (whatever that is) is discovered, strengthened and put to work in the service of others! A Red Army, a Red Envelop and a Red Herring – we must learn to distinguish one from another and take the path that best expresses the highest expression of human nature!
If anyone can repair this, please contact the Temple. Upon reflection I suspect children climbing the elephants have not helped matters over the years… The left-hand elephant nobly sustained our two children!
The attitude of the Buddha exists within the sacred space of this temple in a country which otherwise advocates a brutal and uncaring socio-economic ideology and society! The Buddha would never have accepted this system as being ‘valid’ or applicable for attaining and living with a healthy mind and body!
This means that incorrect assumptions are made premised upon false, incomplete and inaccurate information. Within Chinese Buddhism, the Buddha was born around 1029/28 BCE and died around 949/48 BCE. However, in Thailand this has all been reduced by around 500-years so that the Buddha is now assumed to have been born in 545 BCE and passed away in 465 BCE.
At a time when many so-called ‘Communist’ groups in the UK have failed the ‘test’ to stand-up against the rapid and hate-filled anti-Slav and anti-Russia
Buddhism is defined by the ‘Dharma’ – or the teachings of the Buddha – and the ‘Vinaya Discipline’, which is the moral backbone of Buddhism.