cooran wrote:Hello Kusala,
And the latest research, showing it may be possible to restore the smaller of the statues:
Researchers Say They Can Restore 1 of Destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas
http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/01/resea ... n-buddhas/
Justsit wrote:China destroying Buddhist sites in Afghanistan, here.
Nothing has changed, IMO, except that the Chinese government wants even tighter control on the citizens of Tibet. They are attempting to control the Buddhist religion, especially through legitimizing succession of their candidates for Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama, et. al., in order gain absolute mastery in Tibet. Monasteries there are now filled with government approved monks. Appearing to support Buddhist activity in China itself is only a political ploy.
Skeptic wrote: Also Chinese government has planned to make large investments in Lumbini and make some kind of 'Buddhist Mecca' there, but Nepalese government was against it.
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