Religious/ideological Expansionism is there since ages



Expansionistic approach is corner stone of any belief, sometimes less and some times more. Some religions are aggressive and voilent and some are moderate and peaceful.  It is same with ideologies, even with communism or capitalism. What happened in the history is open and clear. 

Christianity versus Islam, Catholics versus Protestants, Islam versus Christianity versus Hinduism, Sura versus Asura, Budhism versus Shaivism versus Vaishnavism and many other conflicsts were witnessed in the history. 

Communists versus capitalists and also within communists wars between various splinter flags…bloodshed is everywhere. Let us not dig into the graves of the past. We are in a new era. Let the pride of every human being be protected.

If god is to be believed, god is one, omnipresent, lives in every human being, preaches to love other beings. I have nothing against any religion. 

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Lies cannot make history, See Butdhist route


 ‘After first sermon at Sarnath, several of Buddha’s disciples, which included prime disciples like Kumar Jeev, Matang and Kashyap, went across the world following his instructions to spread the message of peace. After his first sermon, Buddha told his disciples ‘Charak Bhikhave Charakam’ which means that all the monks should now reach out’


Trailing the footsteps of Buddha’s disciples

by Tarannum Manjul, Lucknow Newsline, June 14, 2006

State Archaeology Dept to undertake 6-month tour of countries that Buddha’s disciples visited after Sarnath Tour

Lucknow, India — The country may be busy celebrating the 2550th year of Buddha’s Mahanirvan. But grey areas abound on how Buddhism spread across the globe after Buddha’s first sermon at Sarnath.

<< Sarnath, where the seed of Dharma propagation was first sown

Which is why, the state’s archeology department has finally decided to track the route taken by Buddha’s disciples—Kumar Jeev, Kashyap and Matang— to spread his message of peace and harmony. The department will not only follow the land route, but also document the spots that retain their footsteps.

The project, titled “The Buddha Sandesh Yatra”, will span 11 countries. Beginning from Sarnath, the team will travel to Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Afganistan, Pakistan and Tibet.

“We have managed to prepare a map. And we even have a tentative route ready in case there is a problem with Route 1,” said Dr Rakesh Tiwari, director of UP State Archaeology Department (SAD).

Dr Tiwari, who has conceptualised the project, said: “Whatever we know about Buddhism’s reach and the trade and cultural relations it facilitated, is through the accounts of travellers like Fa Hein and Huen Tsang. But how many of us are aware that after the first sermon at Sarnath, several of Buddha’s disciples, which included prime disciples like Kumar Jeev, Matang and Kashyap, went across the world following his instructions to spread the message of peace. After his first sermon, Buddha told his disciples ‘Charak Bhikhave Charakam’ which means that all the monks should now reach out. It is ironical that there are no documented evidence of this route. But we will have to find out the spread,” Dr Tiwari said.

The team will also interact with university teachers and researchers of the countries to and look for publications on Buddhist sites and culture brought out there.

“There are several important sites like Bamiyan in Afganistan and Taxila, Balkh and Magahar in Pakistan which have to be connected with India culturally,” said Dr Tiwari.

In course of the journey, the team will also try to promote cultural ties using the message of Buddha. “There are evidences of wonderful cultural relations with countries like Swarndeep (Burma), Cambu Desh (Cambodia) and Champa Desh (Vietnam) in ancient India and we want to rekindle the flame of relationship with these countries,” he said.

The 12-member archeologists’ team will capture the highlights of their journey on film. “We still do not have much information about many sites and this project will be the first attempt to document them not only in writing, but also on film,” Dr Tiwari said.

The entire project is expected to cost around Rs 1.25 crore and will take at least five to six months to complete.

“We have already submitted the proposal to the state government for the funds. The project, if completed within the celebration year of 2550th year of Mahaparinirvan, will be an eye opener in more ways than one,” he added.

Nothing wrong in killing National Pride?



Sangh Parivar spreading its tentacle of venom against National Personalities, which brought pride to the nation. ‘Nothing wrong’ is their slogan now. They targeted Mahathma Gandhi to Mother Theresa,  They say that Theresa came to India to propagate and convert Hindus to Christianity.  

But what about Krishna Concious Movement being done all over the world? How did Buddha change Asia? What about our Swameejees touring the world and delivering discourses and establishing their Ashramas? 

When we are behaving like this, how can we find fault with racist attacks on Indians else where? Religious pride and national pride are not synonyms. The nations which cultivated religious pride as national pride are burning, crumbling and ruining themselves. We must not join that club.

Hinduism is great to me as a believer, Nationalism is more great than religious belief, Humanism is ultimate that every one must believe.

వక్రదృష్టికి ఇదో నిదర్శనం

రక్షణ శాఖ సికింద్రాబాదు కంటోన్మెంటుకు ఇప్పటిదాకా ఉన్న ‘ఆంధ్రా సబ్ ఏరియా’ పేరును ‘తెలంగాణ-ఆంధ్రా సబ్్ఏరియా’గా మార్చుతూ ఆదేశాలు జారీ చేసింది. ఆ వార్తను ఈనాడు ఎలా రాసిందో, వంకరతనానికి పేరుగాంచిన ఆంధ్రజ్యోతి ఏం రాసిందో చూడండి…విషయం చిన్నదే కానీ, ఆ పత్రిక దృష్టి లోపాన్నితెలియ జేస్తుంది. కంటోన్మెంటు ఉన్నది హైదరాబాదులో. తెలంగాణను తీసుకపోయి ఆంధ్రా సబ్్
ఏరియాలో కలిపారట.

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A Phenomena Disappeared

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Telugu Cinema Industry is passing through a bad and sad time. Demise of Ramanaidu may be a natural passage, but loss of his presence is losing a phenomena. He is not a personality, he himself an industry. His death created a big vacuum. Moving fast towards closing of an era which created lasting impact on cultural history and life.

Physically I never met him, but I had seen him through his hundred of cinemas, which filmed the life of two three generations. Along with lakhs of Telugu people,I was identified with many roles he created. I was broken when I saw the film Jeevana tarangaalu. We will try to win a world, but end with six foot place.

I express my deep condolences to his family. I pray, his soul may rest in peace.

How this Bala Saibaba able to cheat people?

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Just now reached residence. Happened to see V6 channel live on Bala Saibaba’s Lingodbhava feat. Wordered to see that its like any human being suffering from stomachache. Bala Sai is going through all sorts of throat exercises to get the Linga which hid in.

He is nodding neck up and down to bring the Linga out. He is closing his eyes and breathing hard to get it out. In between he is clearing his watery eyes with tissue paper to hide his pain. How this type of people were encouraged?