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Alternative Household Cleaning Agents by Fotopoulou Sophia


In fact, we can use alternative cleaning agents to avoid the disastrous environmental impact that the chemical cleaning agents have. We live in a perfect harmonious environment, which has been there before us and should remain after us. So lets pay some attention to what we are using. We all should respect nature, with all its living and non living creatures.

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Ayrton Senna by Gus Leous

Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna was born on 21 March 1960, the second child of Milton da Silva, a successful businessman and landowner. The family lived in Santana, a well-to-do neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Growing up Ayrton was an awkward child and was later diagnosed as having a motor coordination problem. His doting father, who was a motor racing enthusiast, noticed how his serious little son was also attracted to cars.

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Back to Bamiyan by Fotopoulou Sophia

One of the Bamiyan Buddha statues, before and after

When in 1967 France Daniel Schlumberger, my professor at the time, asked me to defend a thesis on the Buddhist antiquities of Bamiyan, my interest for the peaceful valley increased.

Until then I had not yet visited nor walked the grounds of Bamiyan and knew it only through pictures. The trip from Strasbourg to Paris and then to Kabul was long. Arriving in Kabul after six years, I noticed the first taxis in front of the Afghan capital's airport.

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Bai tan xiang, or Sandalwood Tree by Yin Zhuo


A Story from Buddhist Sutra

This is what I (ie, Ananda, Buddha's Senior Student) have heard from the teaching of the Lord Buddha:

Once upon a time, there were 500 merchants returning from a successful business trip overseas, bringing back with them lots of precious stones. On their way home they were crossing a mountainous huge forest. It was getting dark and the merchants put up their camps for the night.

Next morning, everybody waked up and continued with their journey. But one of them slept in and…

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