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Lumbini the Birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)

Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/666

Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who… Continue reading

Visiting Hanuman Dhoka in Kathmandu, Nepal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanuman_Dhoka

Hanuman Dhoka is a complex of structures with the Royal Palace of the Malla kings and also of the Shah dynasty in the Durbar Square of central Kathmandu, Nepal. It is spread over five acres. The Hanuman… Continue reading

Laughter and Comedy: Laughing For a Long Time

This is an excerpt from my paper ‘How Effective is Laughter and Comedy in Creating an Atmosphere of Positive Peace?

For as long as there has been tragedy there has been laughter. The Ancient Greeks had a strong sense of… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”

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