viniketa wrote:Signing the petition to Karzai doesn't hurt, but I doubt it will help.
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"
This was the last word of the Tathagata.
And when the Blessed One had passed away, simultaneously with his Parinibbana, Brahma Sahampati spoke this stanza:
All must depart — all beings that have life
Must shed their compound forms. Yea, even one,
A Master such as he, a peerless being,
Powerful in wisdom, the Enlightened One, has passed away.
And when the Blessed One had passed away, simultaneously with his Parinibbana, Sakka, king of the gods, spoke this stanza:
Transient are all compounded things,
Subject to arise and vanish;
Having come into existence they pass away;
Good is the peace when they forever cease.
so we should just give up
If you bothered reading the article or watching the video you would have learnt that it is a Chinese mining colossus which is going to destroy the Budddhist archaeological site so they can dig up a huge hunk of copper, not the Afghans.lobster wrote:Send a thank you to the Afghans for this wonderful teaching on impermanence
gregkavarnos wrote:If you bothered reading the article or watching the video you would have learnt that it is a Chinese mining colossus which is going to destroy the Budddhist archaeological site so they can dig up a huge hunk of copper, not the Afghans.lobster wrote:Send a thank you to the Afghans for this wonderful teaching on impermanence
Good morning everyone! I have GREAT news to report.
We are now 80% funded!!! VERY EXCITING!
Thank you for all the wonderful support!
As I am preparing to head out to Mes Aynak next month, I am hearing that the Thai government, Smithsonian and US State Dept. (with help and video from this campaign) has been making inroads with the Afghan government to protect Mes Aynak.
So let's keep it up!
Now is the time to RAMP UP international support for Mes Aynak. We really need an international organization like UNESCO to get involved to preserve Mes Aynak for future generations.
But the odds are still against us due to $100 billion dollars of copper directly under the Buddhist city, the volatile Taliban presence in Logar, and the 2014 US troop pullout that could leave Afghanistan in chaos.
So we still have a lot of work to do!
Please continue to help spread the word and support the Kickstarter campaign.
We are $6,000 away from our goal of $30,000!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/472 ... -mes-aynak
Since the campaign has been SO SUCCESSFUL, we are looking at potential STRETCH GOALS.
If we reach $40,000, we want to include a Thai section of the documentary that interviews ALL the key supporters in Thailand that have fought so hard for Mes Aynak.
So let's try to keep the campaign going above and beyond the Kickstarter goal!
Again, thanks for reading and for all the AMAZING support!
JohnRammy wrote:Which is even worse. The Chinese government (which controls the mining operation) hates Buddhism.
Zen Dude wrote:Good news - They have postponed demolishing the site for another 6 months, to enable further archaeological excavation. With more media coverage and exposure, perhaps it is not impossible for it to be saved.