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Mahendraparvata

Postby daverupa » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:56 pm

http://www.smh.com.au/world/revealed-a- ... 2o9ds.html

"The discoveries matched years of archaeological ground research to reveal Mahendraparvata, a lost mediaeval city where people existed on a mist-shrouded mountain called Phnom Kulen 350 years before the building of the famous Angkor Wat temple complex in north-western Cambodia."

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    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Mahendraparvata

Postby cooran » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:20 am

Very interesting, Dave. Took me a while to see the moss covered Buddha. Will look forward to further discoveries from this site.

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Re: Mahendraparvata

Postby pilgrim » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:45 am

I'm not sure what they mean when they say they "discovered" Mahendraparvata, given that some of these ruins have been standing in the back yards of the locals for centuries.

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Re: Mahendraparvata

Postby daverupa » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:01 am

pilgrim wrote:I'm not sure what they mean when they say they "discovered" Mahendraparvata, given that some of these ruins have been standing in the back yards of the locals for centuries.


They had noticed some isolated temple structures before, but with this new technology they were able to notice roadways and avenues and other city infrastructure, as opposed to isolated structures.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]


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