Buddha bowl return request gets louder

Buddha bowl return request gets louder

There are 44 comments on the The Telegraph story from Aug 10, 2014, titled Buddha bowl return request gets louder. In it, The Telegraph reports that:

Patna, Aug. 10: Strong voices are now being raised from the state to bring back the 400kg greenish-grey bowl kept at National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul to Vaishali, which is being claimed to be its place of origin.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#22 Aug 19, 2014
Also, it seems India is worse:

Sources in the ASI said there was no rainwater drainage system at Kolhua. A senior ASI official at Vaishali said there was no permanent security guard at Kolhua.

“Most of the old guards of ASI have retired and there has been no recruitment in the past few years. Thus, we appoint local security guards on contract basis,” said the ASI official.

Historians seemed highly aggrieved with the neglect of Kolhua.

“It is one of the most important sites of Mauryan era in Bihar. The Asokan pillar is among the five such pillars in the state, which are still intact. Asoka had erected 30 such pillars during his reign around the third century BC. It is probably one of the earliest pillars of Asoka that does not bear the usual edict. I am shocked to know that hardly anyone is paying heed to the lack of preservation and maintenance of this site,” said Jaya Deva Mishra, a professor with the department of ancient history and archaeology at Patna University.

Legend has it that a monkey king offered Lord Buddha a bowl filled with honey at Kolhua. The ASI had discovered a statue of crowned monkey during various phases of excavation, which corroborates the legend of the monkey having offered honey bowl to Buddha.

Pssst .. more bowls..
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#23 Aug 19, 2014
Guess who had democracy first?

At Kolhua, Mauryan emperor Asoka, had erected monolithic, polished sandstone pillar, consisting of a circular shaft, surmounted by a decorative bell-shaped capital, supporting a life-sized figure of a lion facing north. This area, under the confederacy of Vajji with its capital at Vaishali, is regarded as the world’s oldest democracy.

Today?

Locals have demolished a part of its eastern boundary, giving an open invitation to theft or damage to the archaeological structures. No security guards have been deputed at the site.

There goes enlightenment..<sarcasm>
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#24 Aug 19, 2014
Iruth Bausec Algzer Iusec wrote:
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Bowl isn't their property. It's belongs to the people who follow Lord Buddha. It's of no use to Muslims. I'm sure they will destroy it sooner or later. Just like what they did to Buddha Statue.
There are museums to house heritage items. See Turkey, Egypt, India, etc.

So why do you go to Egypt to see the pyramids? The sphinx there was damaged by the invading French or English as they have other ancient sites.

Napolean and his armies burned mummies for light, gross.

Nuff said, huh.

“Peace begins with a smile”

Since: Aug 14

Earth

#25 Aug 19, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
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There are museums to house heritage items. See Turkey, Egypt, India, etc.
So why do you go to Egypt to see the pyramids? The sphinx there was damaged by the invading French or English as they have other ancient sites.
Napolean and his armies burned mummies for light, gross.
Nuff said, huh.
Does the bowl in question means anything to Muslims?
They have already destroyed Statue of Buddha in Afghanistan.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#26 Aug 19, 2014
Oh.. this monkey bowl subject is puzzling. There's even a tree, etc.

You can search yourself, wow.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#27 Aug 19, 2014
A 400 kg bowl? Certainly, it was a gift to carry, huh?

<sarcasm>
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#28 Aug 19, 2014
Iruth Bausec Algzer Iusec wrote:
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Does the bowl in question means anything to Muslims?
They have already destroyed Statue of Buddha in Afghanistan.
Listen, read my posts carefully.

Peace is the best policy.

“Peace begins with a smile”

Since: Aug 14

Earth

#29 Aug 19, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
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Listen, read my posts carefully.
Peace is the best policy.
For who?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#30 Aug 19, 2014
Iruth Bausec Algzer Iusec wrote:
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For who?
For all.

A man-made global warming is raging now due to fossil fuel burning. Humanity must find love and peace to survive together.

“Peace begins with a smile”

Since: Aug 14

Earth

#31 Aug 20, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
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For all.
A man-made global warming is raging now due to fossil fuel burning. Humanity must find love and peace to survive together.
You can see global warming but can't see the Jihad going on..... That's a true funny thing.
Hello

New York, NY

#32 Aug 20, 2014
Iruth Bausec Algzer Iusec wrote:
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You can see global warming but can't see the Jihad going on..... That's a true funny thing.
Indeed, Jihadis killing every nonmuslim in sight in the Mid East and these numbskulls are telling the Buddhists about peace. Wrong forum!
Hello

New York, NY

#33 Aug 20, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
A 400 kg bowl? Certainly, it was a gift to carry, huh?
<sarcasm>
It was a gift to the devout Buddhist Emperor, Kanishka. It was not a gift for the Islamic people of Afghanistan who don't care about their Buddhist heritage. They should return the bowl.
SpaceBlues

Cypress, TX

#34 Aug 20, 2014
Peace is indivisible.

Susuki
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#35 Aug 20, 2014
Hello wrote:
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It was a gift to the devout Buddhist Emperor, Kanishka. It was not a gift for the Islamic people of Afghanistan who don't care about their Buddhist heritage. They should return the bowl.
You are racist. Open your heart to love and peace. It's only a bowl, and it belongs to the Afghans, goodness.

People change their religions when they find one that they like. But their heritage is theirs.

Look at Christians. Some of them used to worship Zeus, and many gods. If they knew their history, they would tell you such as the Egyptians and their many gods before they converted to a new religion that they liked better.

Do you know how many Afghans have been killed by foreigners in the last 40 years? You could have born there. Stop inciting hate.

If you want to preserve Buddha icons, then support love and peace.
truth

United States

#36 Aug 20, 2014
hypocrisy at its best. Muslims killing millions of other people and here this Muslim is just ignoring that and instead lecturing others about peace.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#37 Aug 20, 2014
truth wrote:
hypocrisy at its best. Muslims killing millions of other people and here this Muslim is just ignoring that and instead lecturing others about peace.
You are ignorant and racist. Why are you in this forum? This science honors all heritages and cultures of this planet. You are in the wrong place.

You don't know me but I know Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Muhammed, and Zorarstian hate you. What did they teach? Love and peace that you have none.

It is only a bowl. Stop inciting hate.
Hello

New York, NY

#38 Aug 21, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
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You are ignorant and racist. Why are you in this forum? This science honors all heritages and cultures of this planet. You are in the wrong place.
You don't know me but I know Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Muhammed, and Zorarstian hate you. What did they teach? Love and peace that you have none.
It is only a bowl. Stop inciting hate.
Shut up moron. Idiots like you can NEVER know Buddha. I hope someone drops you in the Middle East.

Buddha loves Buddhists no matter what and is the only one who counts! Mohammad was a pedo, rapist only a an idiot like you would take Buddha's name in the same breath with that disgusting man-- so go jump in the Middle East.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#39 Aug 21, 2014
Hello wrote:
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Shut up moron. Idiots like you can NEVER know Buddha. I hope someone drops you in the Middle East.
Buddha loves Buddhists no matter what and is the only one who counts! Mohammad was a pedo, rapist only a an idiot like you would take Buddha's name in the same breath with that disgusting man-- so go jump in the Middle East.
hahahaha how old are you? Twelve is my guess.

Peace is indivisible, remember always.

“Peace begins with a smile”

Since: Aug 14

Earth

#40 Aug 21, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
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hahahaha how old are you? Twelve is my guess.
Peace is indivisible, remember always.
You are a delusional fool. Your Skydaddy doesn't exist.

Since: Sep 13

Europe

#41 Sep 3, 2014
Iruth Bausec Algzer Iusec wrote:
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You are a delusional fool. Your Skydaddy doesn't exist.
Truth! finally.

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