The interface between Ch’an Buddhist practice and Christian practice is that of contemplative prayer. Contemplative prayer is preferably ‘silent’, and comprised of a single, meaningful, one-syllable word.
We visited Greece in late 2001 – not long after the terror-attacks on September 11th in New York – and I remember the airports being
The history of the USA, for instance, is presented as a priori ‘good’ even though the well-known historical facts point to the exact opposite conclusion. Europeans invaded an already occupied landmass uninvited, and due to their bias Christian beliefs declared the indigenous inhabitants to be ‘evil’ and therefore not ‘worthy’ of life or land.
Oddly enough, although not mentioned in any other report, the hair-style of Jesus on this plate, together with his facial features, looks very similar to a number of depictions of Buddha.
Much paranormal and religious ‘scholarship’ is in fact, an exercise in pseudo-academia, where the subject matter is assumed to ‘exist’ and be ‘correct’ a priori. This is the inverse of the ‘no hypothesis’, and is nothing more than the attempted legitimisation of personal opinion and bias.
(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) 16th century, the Spanish colonizers massacred Inca Indians. Extracted from Original Chinese Source Test: http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2003-09-17/1424768065s.shtml 16世纪，西班牙殖民者屠杀印第安人。