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Jamaica Flag: The Symbol of Freedom
Jamaican flag is the symbol of freedom, social and personal rights with its red, yellow and green colors. Especially pop art works goes with this tradition for decades. It’s not important the art work is classic or contemporary, the spirit and art tools are always same in this movement. Popular and best known character is Bob Marley. And reggae is the leader music movement for rigts and freedom all over the world.
It begans with 1960s in Jamaica and USA belong with European young freedom movements. 1968 is very important date for the revolution of youth and new generation in Europe, especially in Paris and France. It was a protest against past WWII and Vietnam War. It was the new age for young people and young thoughts. It was a new way of life with peace, brotherhood and freedom for sex. The common word was ‘don’t make war, make love’. There were hippies and The Beatles in UK, Bob Marley in Jamaica and Che Guevera in Bolivia as youth idols. Pop art was a way to expression this new era for world and humanity.
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World Religions for World Peace
The principles discussed so far are in accordance with the ethical teachings of all world religions. I maintain that every major religion of the world – Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism – has similar ideals of love, the same goal of benefiting humanity through spiritual practice, and the same effect of making their followers into better human beings. All religions teach moral precepts for perfecting the functions of mind, body, and speech. All teach us not to lie or steal or take others’ lives, and so on. The common goal of all moral precepts laid down by the great teachers of humanity is unselfishness. The great teachers wanted to lead their followers away from the paths of negative deeds caused by ignorance and to introduce them to paths of goodness.
All religions agree upon the necessity to control the undisciplined mind that harbours selfishness and other roots of trouble, and each teaches a path leading to a spiritual state that is peaceful, disciplined, ethical, and wise. It is in this sense that I believe all religions have essentially the same message. Differences of dogma may be ascribed to differences of time and circumstance as well as cultural influences; indeed, there is no end to scholastic argument when we consider the purely metaphysical side of religion. However, it is much more beneficial to try to implement in daily life the shared precepts for goodness taught by all religions rather than to argue about minor differences in approach.
There are many different religions to bring comfort and happiness to humanity in much the same way as there are particular treatments for different diseases. For, all religions endeavour in their own way to help living beings avoid misery and gain happiness. And, although we can find causes for preferring certain interpretations of religious truths, there is much greater cause for unity, stemming from the human heart. Each religion works in its own way to lessen human suffering and contribute to world civilization. Conversion is not the point. For instance, I do not think of converting others to Buddhism or merely furthering the Buddhist cause. Rather, I try to think of how I as a Buddhist humanitarian can contribute to human happiness.
While pointing out the fundamental similarities between world religions, I do not advocate one particular religion at the expense of all others, nor do I seek a new ‘world religion’. All the different religions of the world are needed to enrich human experience and world civilization. Our human minds, being of different calibre and disposition, need different approaches to peace and happiness. It is just like food. Certain people find Christianity more appealing, others prefer Buddhism because there is no creator in it and everything depends upon your own actions. We can make similar arguments for other religions as well. Thus, the point is clear: humanity needs all the world’s religions to suit the ways of life, diverse spiritual needs, and inherited national traditions of individual human beings.
Dalai Lama Teachings
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives teachings throughout the year at various times and in different places. His Holiness also gives public talks. In India, teachings and public talks are usually free and open to the public. However, to attend teachings and public talks outside of India one usually is required to purchase a ticket. The proceeds from the ticket sales are used to cover the costs of the venue and other expenses related to His Holiness’s visit.
On the 16th day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar (which usually falls sometime in February or March) His Holiness gives his annual spring teachings (also called Monlam teachings) at the Main Temple in Dharamsala. These teachings usually last for a period of 15 days and are officially translated into English on FM channel. Several thousand people, both Tibetan and non-Tibetan, attend these popular teachings. His Holiness also gives other shorter teachings throughout the year at different times.
During the last few years, His Holiness has also been giving teachings in India at the request of various Buddhist devotees from Taiwan and Korea. These teachings are usually translated into Chinese or Korean over the public address system and into English on FM channel. During the winter months in India, His Holiness often visits Bodh Gaya or some of the Tibetan settlements located in south India where he also regularly gives teachings.
His Holiness also gives a number of empowerments and initiations throughout the year, usually coinciding with his teachings. The Kalachakra Initiation is a complex and extensive initiation, which His Holiness has given 29 times up to 2005. However, His Holiness has always stressed the importance of practitioners attending the teachings rather than the initiations or empowerments in order to allow you to better understand the philosophy of Buddhism.