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Sunday, 13 April 2014





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Buddha statue in Bhumisparsha Mudra. This hand gesture/mudra calls upon the earth to witness Buddha’s enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. A seated figure’s right hand reaches toward the ground, palm inward. Symbolising harmony among people.

Tomorrow is Bak Poya:

Fostering social harmony

A Buddhist perspective:

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawns tomorrow, when both Sinhalese and Tamils together celebrate the national festival of the year. It is truly a national event because of the spirit of goodwill and national unity it brings to all communities and social groups. The Sinhala and Tamil New Year is, therefore, treated as a catalyst of social harmony.

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Socrates, the lustrous lodestar

Even those who have a nodding acquaintance of the great Greek philosopher Socrates (C.470-390BCE) might agree that there will never be another philosopher like him in the west or east. Although Socrates lived in ancient Greece long before Jesus Christ, his powerful presence is felt in society even in the 21st century.

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Thorns on the Side

An interstellar journey

Last week, we signed off this column with the premise that Man would one day need to colonise other worlds beyond our solar system. It will happen one day, when our technologies are sufficiently advanced to propel a starship Star Trek style.

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