Saving Buddhist relics from the communists!

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Saving Buddhist relics from the communists!

Postby Indrajala » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:25 pm

Crates of Buddhist relics were dug up out of the Gobi desert about 500km from the capital of Mongolia. In 1938 the communists came and trashed the place. Fortunately the caretaker at the time stashed the treasures away for safekeeping.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8187628.stm

It is really unfortunate isn't it how communism in various countries put the torch to Buddhist temples, institutions and killed so many Buddhists.

Mongolia, China, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, etc...

On the other hand it is amazing to see how fast Buddhism can bounce back after being tortured and severely damaged. :thumbsup:
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Re: Saving Buddhist relics from the communists!

Postby Mr. G » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:45 pm

I remember watching the 2005 documentary "The Giant Buddhas" where they gave the backstory and reconstructive plans for the Buddhas of Bamyan in Afghanistan. It's amazing what people are capable of...on both sides.
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu
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