Spot on David. Life without time for meditation is an unexamined life. After the jury voted to condemn him and sentenced him to death, Socrates said, inter alia;

…… the unexamined life is not worth living

Apology 38a

Thanks for the quote from the colossus, Mahatma Ghandhi Bapuji.

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Very interesting, well researched and balanced piece, Frank. As a long time Chriatian with limited knowledge of Buddhism — including living in Japan for an academic session in the 1990s— I agree with your points regarding similarities and dissimilarities.

However, my take is that Christ was not a Buddhist —…

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Interesting take on Jesus and what some scholars call the Jesus Movement, i.e. Christianity.

What about The Great Commission, Matthew 28:19 --the resurrected Jesus Christ instructing His disciples to spread the gospel to all nations and baptize the people in the name of the Triune God?

What about John 10:30 — "I and my Father are one"?

In this conversation, the string attached to being a Christian is to believe in the Triune God and not in the 330 million gods of Hinduism.

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Fascinating, realistic piece Akshay.

As a writer in a genre and zone (Development of Nations) who pivoted from a totally different arena (Medicine and Surgery), I can attest to all the mines in the battleground en route to publishing a book worth reading.

Yes, you are right; DO NOT Write…

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Insightful piece, Karl. The utility of language, for good and unfortunately also for bad has been demonstrated in human history as far back as we have accurate information. Because language is also a predominant element in the "formation" of an individual's and society's belief system and even worldview, Esperanto faces…

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Sylvanus A AYENI, M.D.

Sylvanus A AYENI, M.D.

Neurosurgeon. Founder, Pan Africa Children Advocacy Watch(PACAW Inc) www.pacaw.org. Author: RESCUE THYSELF: Change In Sub-Saharan Africa Must Come From Within