Albert Einstein sticks out his tongue when asked by photographers to smile on the occasion of his 72nd birthday on March 14, 1951.
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When everything seems to be changing, it becomes increasingly important to know what endures. A timely reminder of this has come this week thanks to the auction in Israel of a small note that the phys...
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Buddhists around the world are honoring the birth, enlightenment, and death of their spiritual leader with a bright, colorful festival called Vesak Day. Vesak Day (also known as Waisak, Wesak, or Budd...
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The Dalai Lama traveled to the Himalayan Indian town of Tawang this week to begin days of important teachings that some observers see as a message to China that he may not be reborn within China's sat...
Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday that he has "no worries" about the election of a misogynistic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic businessman with zero political experience as presi...
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'Now I have reached a state where it's unbearable.'
Research scholar Rohith Vemula's mother and brother will embrace Buddhism on the 125th birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, a Dalit icon and the principal architect of the Indian Constitution,...
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They have tried to make it their own. The Tibetan Refugee Colony in Aruna Nagar, New Delhi, is something of a 'Mini Tibet' with Buddhist temples, prayer wheels and people in traditional Tibetan dress milling about. Yet, many of the people, quick as they are to express their appreciation of India, continue to yearn for their homeland.
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From a Buddhist perspective, we have a broader view of the types of wealth that exist. There is material wealth, but there is also inner wealth. Inner wealth is timeless, and in this sense it is the opposite of material wealth. Inner wealth is the rich pool of compassion, wisdom and other non-material values that lies within us. All of these values are in front of us, within us, but because we lack the experience of drawing upon inner wealth, we tend to look to the outside too easily.
India and Nepal gave the world one of its most precious resources -- the Buddha. Yet neither country truly values this extraordinary legacy, let alone takes pride in it. In the Buddha's own birthplace and homeland, his teachings are marginalised, his wisdom is unappreciated, and his legacy is invisible in society.
In Buddhist terms, all of the problems in our society stem from a lack of understanding, a fear of the unknown. When we challenge this ignorance through logic, through reasoning, through tapping into our boundless internal resources of wisdom and compassion, we manifest hope - not just for ourselves, but for our world.