The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World

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Re: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World

Postby yawares » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:52 pm

Bankei wrote:The cave temples of Ajanta also seem impressive (I haven't been yet though)


Dear Bankei,

I love Ajanta Caves too :heart:

Ajanta Caves , Aurangabad (Maharastra), India :heart:
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more than 2000 years old the ajanta caves display rock paintings :heart:
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Re: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World

Postby SarathW » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:37 am

Hi David
Thanks for the thread.
I just amaze with the photos.
Being a Sri Lankan ,I never knew that Ruwanwelisaya in Sri Lanka was such an important structure!
This is another proof for your 8th wonder - The internet!
I learned most of my Dhamma via internet.
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Re: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:53 am

SarathW wrote: Being a Sri Lankan ,I never knew that Ruwanwelisaya in Sri Lanka was such an important structure!
This is another proof for your 8th wonder - The internet!
I learned most of my Dhamma via internet.


Hi Sarath,

Thanks for your input. As a Sri Lankan Buddhist, what would you say is the most important site in Sri Lanka? I imagine most Sri Lankans would say the Sri Dalada Maligawa (The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic). Am I correct? However, after discussion with Samuel (see page 1 of this thread), I prefer the Ruwanwelisaya.
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Re: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World

Postby SarathW » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:08 am

Thanks David,
Matter of interest, what are the other four tallest stuctures at that time?
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Re: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:34 am

SarathW wrote:Thanks David,
Matter of interest, what are the other four tallest stuctures at that time?


The pyramids of Egypt.
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Re: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World

Postby yawares » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:02 pm

parth wrote:I am sort of surprised that

1. the stupa at sarnath (deer park) where the dhamma was first taught,
2. the remains of Anathpindaka, jetvana monastry where Buddha spent most of his time
3. Kushinagara, where Buddha decided to attain his parinibbana

do not find mention in the list. I think eight is not enough.

Regards

Parth

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Dear Parth, I agree with you 100%...even post these pictures/Dhammajak song for you :jumping:

:candle: Dhammajak song :candle: : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuD2PMhni_I" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Stupa Isipatana Deer Park where The Buddha made his first sermon, Sarnath
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Jetavana Monastery
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the Buddha passed into Parinibbana at Kushinagar
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More Kushinagar information:
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Kushinagar: Gautama Buddha attained Parinibbana UNDER 2 SALA TREES in Kushinara in Uttar Pradesh. Kushinara is also known as Kushinagar or Kushinga
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Re: The 8 Wonders of the Buddhist World

Postby yawares » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:49 pm

Dear Skeptic,

I love love every pictures you posted...so very beautiful!!! :heart:

But I'm curious why you chose your avatar picture with animal head ...please forgive me if you don't like my question.

Easy Question? : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pcVWQVM1OU

yawares???? :anjali:
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