Monday, May 20, 2013

'Whole Lotta Buddhism

Last weekend was Buddha's birthday here in South Korea, and much to my chagrin I missed out on just about ALL the festivities because I didn't know where and when they were happening! >.< (Korean emoticon of exasperation). While this was certainly very annoying, I did happen to find some neat stuff on the interweb concerning Buddhism, which may be pretty nifty for those of you who are interested in it as a point of practice or study.

I love this picture. It's kind of like you told a really bad joke and he's giving you "the look." 
Have you ever wanted to read EVERY Buddhist sutra in existence in the English language?! Well, now you can! Head on over to http://buddhasutra.com/, where there exist digital copies of every single Buddhist sutra, translated into English for your downloading pleasure, absolutely free! (Assuming that you've already paid for the Internet, of course.) While the translations and content are quite complicated, often enigmatic and perhaps at times overly concise, many of the sutras themselves are quite short and may give some of you insight into this religion that has shaped so much of East Asian culture. If you happen to be an East Asian cultural enthusiast such as myself, it's always a good idea to know a thing or two about it. 

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