The following pictures are from Pol Pot’s visit to China during 1977 – below these are pictures of his ‘secret’ visit to China in 1975:
Around August 1953, Ch’an Master Xu Yun (1840-1959) attended a meeting in Beijing of hundreds of representatives of the various Buddhist groups from around China
The Treaty primarily guarantees full military (and other assistance) to the other Contracting Party when the Contracting Party is in a State of War.
Interesting to read the attacks on Xu Yun’s age (purported to have been 120 years of age at his death) emanating from pro-Western Taiwan Chinese
Zhou Enlai replied: ‘Mr President, I always apply Marxist-Leninist thinking, but also Buddhist thinking – a mixture of the two.’
The venerable Xu Yun (who lived to 120 years old) was in attendance of this meeting when these monks arrived and made their case. He listened quietly to these monks and then hit his palm on the table in an angry manner. He stated that a Buddhist monk and his robe cannot be separated, and that in China, a Buddhist robe signifies the practice of both strict celibacy and vegetarianism – without the Vinaya Discipline – Chinese Buddhism simply would not make sense.