Category Archives: Religion

The Last Great Adventurer

Today (March 19) is the birthday of one of history’s all time great adventurers- Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG. He was at times a British soldier, explorer, spy, diplomat, writer, poet, translator, scholar, orientalist, linguist, ethnologist, folklorist, and swordsman. He spoke 29 languages. In … Continue reading

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The Brilliant Tim Minchin

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Jetavana, where the Buddha lived.

These are the remains of the Jetavana monastery, where the Buddha spent 24 years. It can be difficult to visualize historic figures as real people. Seeing where they lived can help that. I get quite a sense of timelessness from … Continue reading

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