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The Secret History of the Emperor Harsha, Part II.


The Secret History of the Emperor Harsha, Part I.

C. 606 CE, Northern India. Part-time poet, full-time scoundrel, the young Brahman Banabhatta has managed to enter the employ of King Prabhakara-vardhana of Sthanisvara , as a tutor for the princes Rajya-vardhana and Harsha-vardhana. 5,952 more words


The Secret History of the Emperor Harsha, Part I.

The Last North Indian emperor, c. 605 CE

Ever wondered what life in ancient India was like for someone who wasn’t a priest, a king, or a peasant? 3,956 more words


Hearts of Gold, Times of Gold

India’s first Golden Age: Indo-Sanskritic Culture Reaches its Climax, c. 320 – 550 CE.

In Which The Indians establish their second great empire, awakening a sleeping giant of religio-cultural power and inaugurating one of the greatest cultural renaissances in human history… 4,048 more words


When in India, do as the Indians do

The Evolution of Culture in South Asia, c. 180 BCE – 300 CE

In which the Indians establish a precedent for cultural assimilation which becomes their brand image until 2014… 2,882 more words


Anagarika Dharmapala: Desire in Buddhism

This is a powerful piece of writing by a great Buddhist master. Written in 1915, I am surprised by the modernity of his message. So, I had to share more of the teaching of Anagarika Dharmapala. 2,046 more words


New publication on the history of religion



For the original website please see here.




出版年: 2015-11



開本: 16 開


The Self-less in Face Transplants and Buddhism

What do face transplantation, sex change (‘reassignment’) and mind uploading technology have in common with Buddhism?

The answer is the topic of this post, but first, and as a hint, let me get this out of my chest: 1,662 more words