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  1. https://www.sikhnet.com/news/harmeet-kaur-leads-republican-national-convention-ardas
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism#Spread_of_Buddhism Spread of Buddhism Main article: Timeline of Buddhism The spread of Buddhism at the time of emperor Ashoka (260–218 BCE) Buddhism may have spread only slowly in India until the time of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, who was a public supporter of the religion. The support of Aśoka and his descendants led to the construction of more stūpas (Buddhist religious memorials) and to efforts to spread Buddhism throughout the enlarged Maurya empire and into neighbouring lands such as Central Asia, beyond the Mauryas' northwest border, and to the island of Sri Lanka south of India. These two missions, in opposite directions, would ultimately lead, in the first case to the spread of Buddhism into China, and in the second case, to the emergence of Theravāda Buddhism and its spread from Sri Lanka to the coastal lands of Southeast Asia. This period marks the first known spread of Buddhism beyond India. According to the edicts of Aśoka, emissaries were sent to various countries west of India to spread Buddhism (Dharma), particularly in eastern provinces of the neighbouring Seleucid Empire, and even farther to Hellenistic kingdoms of the Mediterranean. It is a matter of disagreement among scholars whether or not these emissaries were accompanied by Buddhist missionaries.[425] Coin depicting Indo-Greek king Menander, who, according to Buddhist tradition records in the Milinda Panha, converted to the Buddhist faith and became an arhat in the 2nd century BCE (British Museum) In central and west Asia, Buddhist influence grew, through Greek-speaking Buddhist monarchs and ancient Asian trade routes. An example of this is evidenced in Chinese and Pali Buddhist records, such as Milindapanha and the Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhāra. The Milindapanha describes a conversation between a Buddhist monk and the 2nd-century BCE Greek king Menander, after which Menander abdicates and himself goes into monastic life in the pursuit of nirvana.[426][427] Some scholars have questioned the Milindapanha version, expressing doubts whether Menander was Buddhist or just favourably disposed to Buddhist monks.[428] Other examples of the influence of Greco-Buddhism can be seen in the history of the school of Dharmaguptaka. This early Buddhist school, active in north-western India, was in all probability founded by a Greek monk by the name Yonaka Dhammarakkhita, native of "Alasanda" (which could be either Alexandria, Egypt or Alexandria on the Caucasus in modern Afghanistan, two cities of many founded or renamed by Alexander the Great. This school played a critical role in the spreading of Buddhism to central Asia and China and eventually to other parts of the far east. Further, some of the earliest written documents of the Buddhist faith are the Gandharan Buddhist texts, dating from about the 1st century CE, and connected to the Dharmaguptaka school. These texts are written in the Kharosthi script, a script that was predominantly used in the Greco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms of northern India and that played a prominent role in the coinage and inscriptions of their kings.[429][430][431] The Theravada school spread south from India in the 3rd century BCE, to Sri Lanka, and later to southeast Asia (Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and coastal Vietnam).[432] The Silk Road transmission of Buddhism to China is most commonly thought to have started in the late 2nd or the 1st century CE, though the literary sources are all open to question.[433][note 52] The first documented translation efforts by foreign Buddhist monks in China were in the 2nd century CE, probably as a consequence of the expansion of the Kushan Empire into the Chinese territory of the Tarim Basin.[435] In the 2nd century CE, Mahayana Sutras spread to China, and then to Korea and Japan, and were translated into Chinese. During the Indian period of Esoteric Buddhism (from the 8th century onwards), Buddhism spread from India to Tibet and Mongolia. Johannes Bronkhorst states that the esoteric form was attractive because it allowed both a secluded monastic community as well as the social rites and rituals important to laypersons and to kings for the maintenance of a political state during succession and wars to resist invasion.[436] During the Middle Ages, Buddhism slowly declined in India,[437] while it vanished from Persia and Central Asia as Islam became the state religion.[438][439]
  3. Aristotle — ‘Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man. ... ― Aristotle, The Philosophy of Aristotle Khalsa Aid should be only be educating, nurturing the next generation of Sikhs across the globe from Punjab, India, through to Europe, North America, etc. They should be tapping into the poorer Sikhs of Punjab, all ages, all castes, including other religions bringing them into Sikhi, making them the next Saint Soldiers in all walks of life, ie Doctors, teachers, artisans, industrialists, farmers, even politicians who can represent the Sikh Panth on the Miri Piri principle. Over half all of Khalsa Aid should go to existing Sikh Kaum and then to only potential new converts. Why do you think Ram Rahim Singh got a foothold in India with over 60 million converts? I certainly will no longer donate to Khalsa Aid but there are fortunately 101 other Sikh based charities looking out for Sikhs first and foremost.
  4. Bhai Jagraj Singh has passed away.

    WaheGuriuJi Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ke Fateh Thank you Jaspindjy, you made me consult the Sikh Scriptures, the Ardas, Benti Chaupai and the answer came back Siri Whahe Guru! those who were true to the Guru, who meditated on the Nam, who shared their earnings and sacrificed for righteousness; think of their deeds... I do as the Ardas commands me, so I donated with a happy heart Processing your donation We'll email confirmation within 24hrs £x Donation reference: xxxx7688
  5. The horrors of 1984 pales into insignificance compared to 1947! Do Sikhs realize the Moslems laid claim to Amritsar, imagine this Harmandir Sahib located in an Islamic Country!!! http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/The_Battle_for_Amritsar,_1947
  6. A very good analysis by Cisco_Singh, I particularly like the quote, 'We have multiple organisations claiming to represent Sikhs. None of which have unity amongst themselves and are internally corrupt themselves. Sikh Council Uk, Sikh federation uk, Federation of Sikh organisations etc etc.', and here lies the crux of the matter failed Sikh leadership!
  7. I said this many years ago why do Sikhs vote Labour, this party they do not represent Sikhs and actually harm us as a panth! I also understand now why Keith Vaz and the Labour Party protected Janner! I also understand know why Keith Vaz and Labour failed to speak up for the Sikhs who stopped one of our girls from being abused! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3772784/Let-s-party-started-Married-Labour-statesman-Keith-Vaz-met-male-prostitutes-London-flat-wanted-man-drugs.html
  8. I said this many years ago why do Sikhs vote Labour, this party they do not represent Sikhs and actually harm us as a panth! I also understand now why Keith Vaz and the Labour Party protected Janner! I also understand know why Keith Vaz and Labour failed to speak up for the Sikhs who stopped one of our girls from being abused! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3772784/Let-s-party-started-Married-Labour-statesman-Keith-Vaz-met-male-prostitutes-London-flat-wanted-man-drugs.html
  9. Who Does The Labour Party Stand For?

    Sadly all four statements have elements of truth.
  10. Vote Leave Vote Brexit

    Add to this list not only the militant liberals, middle class communists but our so called own Sikh Federation who ill advised our own Sikh Panth to Remain In???
  11. Vote Leave Vote Brexit

    I also hopes Britain leaves the Geneva Convention! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3637105/Why-did-police-quiet-sex-attack-Syrian-UK-refugees-Girl-14-assaulted-gang-kept-crime-list-covered-BBC-Newsnight-team.html Why did police keep quiet on sex attack by Syrian UK refugees? Girl, 14, was assaulted by gang but it was kept off the crime list covered by BBC Newsnight team... Gang of Syrians allegedly assaulted two 14-year-old girls in Newcastle Three young men have appeared in court and a teenager, 17, was charged But even after that Northumbria Police did not announce case to the public By Martin Beckford and Jacinta Taylor For The Mail On Sunday Published: 23:44, 11 June 2016 | Updated: 23:46, 11 June 2016 185 shares 1 View comments Police were last night accused of burying allegations that a gang of Syrians sexually assaulted two teenage girls in a Newcastle park. Three young men and a teenage boy, at least one of them a refugee, were arrested last month over claims two 14-year-olds had been attacked in the centre of the city. But even after the suspects were charged and appeared in court, Northumbria Police – which claims to have made sexual violence a top priority – did not announce the case to the public or press. Even the local MP only heard about it last week. +3 Police were last night accused of burying allegations that a gang of Syrians sexually assaulted two teenage girls in a Newcastle park Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3637105/Why-did-police-quiet-sex-attack-Syrian-UK-refugees-Girl-14-assaulted-gang-kept-crime-list-covered-BBC-Newsnight-team.html#ixzz4BKptcnyh Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  12. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/woman-allegedly-tortured-to-death-by-her-employer-in-saudi-arabia-a7020551.html Woman allegedly tortured to death by her employer in Saudi ArabiaHer family claimed she had previously complained of being mentally and physically harassed Samuel Osborne @SamuelOsborne93 7 hours ago 17 comments 0 Indian women shout slogans during a protest over claims a Saudi official raped his two maids, near the Saudi Arabian embassy in New Delhi, on 10 September, 2015 (file image) MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images A 25-year-old Indian woman has allegedly been tortured to death by her employers in Saudi Arabia. Asima Khatoon, who went to the Gulf state to work as a house maid, reportedly succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment for chest-related disease at the King Saud hospital. She passed away after medical treatment failed to save her. 10 examples of Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses 10 show all Her family claimed she had previously complained of being mentally and physically harassed. "She went there and she was assaulted there," a member of Ms Khatoon's family, from Hyderabad, told News 18. "She was kept in a room, they did not feed her. She told me she has been tortured and she asked me to bring her back at any cost," the family member alleged. Read moreSaudi Arabia: Workers set fire to buses after '50,000 sacked and wages unpaid' Girls in Saudi Arabia demand the right to have PE lessons Saudi women finally allowed to have their own copy of marriage certificate In a phone call made several weeks ago, she reportedly asked her parents to rescue her. Her stay had reportedly been extended by her employers illegally after her visa expired. The Telangana state government had earlier asked India's external affairs ministry to intervene and rescue her, India Today reported.
  13. Jagraj Singh On Beeb This Sunday @ 10am

    It's a BBC ploy to make Jagraj appear as a subservient servant or an extreme radical! The BBC have had no interest in the Sikhs why the sudden interest now?
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