Friday, May 26, 2006

Buddhism and the War on Terror

Buddhism and the War on Terror

A Japanese journalist interviewed French authorities on terrorist movement.

A female, senior bureaucrat of a French agency in Paris said, “They do not represent Muslims just like Aum Shinrikyo did not represent Buddhists.”

Aum Shinrikyo is a Japanese cult that carried out sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subways in 1995, which injured about 5,000 commuters in addition to ten deaths.

(Now, the top leader of the cult is on trial, though his counselor is claiming that the trial should be suspended by reason of insanity of his client placed in the Tokyo Detention Center)
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According to a book by the Japanese journalist, when Ahmed Shah Massoud was assassinated on September 9, 2001 in Afghanistan, there were several European ladies in Jalalabad, southeast of Kabul, who married Muslims living in residences far better than neighboring ones. Al-Qaeda provided the accommodation for them.

Leader of anti-Taliban forces Ahmed Shah Massoud was killed, prior to the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., by a suicide bomber and another assassin who came from Jalalabad in the disguise of Europe-based reporters, following an order of Al-Qaeda.
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As I once reported, when Taliban carried out demolition, in March, 2001, of a 165-foot statute of Buddha carved at a cliff in Bamian, Afghanistan, in the fourth century, we should have been more alerted.

It is not only President George W. Bush or Prime Minister Junichiro Kizumi who is to blame.

But, European leaders also should have realized that something strange was going on in Jalalabad in the summer of 2001.
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Before arrival of Islam at Bamian, Buddhism prevailed there.

Hsuan Tsang, a notable Chinese Buddhism priest of high virtue, departed China in 629 to India, passing Bamian. He not only studied the religion but also made a huge collection of Buddhist scriptures in India.

Those scriptures were translated into Chinese, and then imported into Japan.

Hsuan Tsang’s travel took 17 years over 30,000Km (18,000 miles) from China to India through Central Asia, including Afghanistan, in the seventh century.

A story on his travel and adventure, called “Xi You Ji (or Saiyuki in Japanese),” is still popular in China and Japan.
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I cannot believe that God has ever ordered the people of scriptures, that is, Israelites, Christians, and Muslims, to destroy Buddhism.

For example, Japan that might overwhelm any other countries on the earth except the multi-race, multi-culture, and multi-tradition United States of America consists mainly of people who think themselves to be a kind of Buddhist.

(According to Forbes, there are 320 Japanese companies among top 2000 businesses ranked in the world, while 693 companies are American, 122 English, 66 French, and 58 Germany. See also

Even in comparison with Israelites, Japanese might be allowed to claim that God has blessed Japanese more than Israelites in terms of glory of a tribe.

And, Japanese are mostly Buddhist, if we venture to categorize them.
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Things originated in Afghanistan, such as the 9/11 Attacks and the War on Terror, might be predicted or measured still by focusing on how parties concerned are dealing with Buddhism.

In that case, Japanese might be able to, or willing to, play a key role as Americans and Europeans can.


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Great Design of God Almighty

Great Design of God Almighty

Whenever I watch a world map, I cannot help but feel a grand design of God Almighty.
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God set the tribe of Israelites in human history without a fanfare 4000 years ago in Southern Iraq, the territory of an ancient race of Sumerians.

God sent Jesus Christ to Israelites so as to make Christian the Roman Empire and its successors in whole Europe.

God also allowed for Arabs and Persians as well as other nearby Aryans to be linked to so blessed Israelites and Christians through the Koran.

God let Europe thrive with science and technology while providing crude oil fields for Arabs and Persians.

God has kept His promise to Israelites to protect its existence and survival among other nations forever, too.

Theoretically, the present world must be in peace and concord with Europe providing technology, Muslims providing crude oils, and Israelites providing linkage to God.
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However, as you see, something is wrong, and awfully wrong.

The Grand Design of God Almighty on the so-called People of Scriptures seems to be being betrayed by pagans.

But, God might be expecting other nations, including Japan, to play their roles to further reveal His Almightiness of God.

European Americans might have to tackle this inherited issue.

But, time is running out fast, with crude oils being consumed incessantly and development of technology being behind the needs for solving critical energy and environmental issues.
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My worry is that there are some people who look truly pagan everywhere on the earth which God Almighty possesses in addition to human souls on it.

Negligence of God’s Design could cause destruction on the entire human society, theoretically.


Monday, May 22, 2006

Jesus Christ out of Tomb to Save the World - 4

Jesus Christ out of Tomb to Save the World - 4

Everyone seems to be concerned, nowadays, as to whether Jesus Christ had married Mary Magdalene who, reportedly, later fled to Southern France and gave birth to a child that became an ancestor of founders of a certain French dynasty.

While Jesus Christ lived and acted as a Son of God among early Christians under 24-hours-per-day watching and monitoring by His disciples and enemies, He physically must not have had such a chance as the one which some rotten, 21st-century mankind would imagine about Him.

Logically, as there were many unhappy women at that time who would not rather believe in any savior that had a happy life with an attractive woman, He must have avoided, at any costs, making such unhappy women further unhappier.

Therefore, physically and logically, during his work in Palestine as God to early Christians, there couldn’t be any possibility of marriage between “God Jesus” and Mary Magdalene or any woman, whoever she was.
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In terms of marriage, John reported as follows:
“And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.”
(King James Version of the Bible)
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Jesus Christ said to His mother who was worried about arrangement of the feast, “Woman, what have I to do with thee?”

Then, His mother found that now His son was acting as the Son of God.

Indeed, Jesus Christ ordered servants of the house to take "hidden water" out of jars and pour it to pots. The "water" changed to "wine." The miracle was done and recorded accordingly.

Most probably, the servants were told before the feast to hide the jars which, they were told, contained "water" but in fact nice "wine."

Who had told them to hide the wine under the disguise of water?

The bride or the bridegroom had done it in order to enjoy the wine later alone with her husbandor or his wife, or sell it for their new family budget.
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Nonetheless, when Jesus Christ was traveling and preaching in the Middle East after resurrection as a human prophet or a fellow being of Israelites in foreign lands, He might encounter such a chance or need as “marriage” with a woman under a special condition, which is however beyond imagination of some rotten, 21st century mankind.
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If Jesus Christ can turn plain water to wine of fine quality, He must be able to change any woman to Miss Universe so as to marry her.

It is very sinful to make money by selling a fantasy about His marriage, even if it had happened somewhere in the Middle East or Kashmir, though modern Christians look more tolerant than Muslims.

I am not such a pagan as would be glad joining the folly.

Nonetheless, I might tell you more, according to the Will of God, wishing Godspeed.


Sunday, May 21, 2006

Jesus Christ out of Tomb to Save the World - 3

Jesus Christ out of Tomb to Save the World - 3

If you buy a map in Japan, you will see the Japanese archipelago located at the center of the map. On the left hand side is the Eurasia continent, and on the right are the Pacific Ocean and the New World. The Atlantic is split at the both horizontal end of the map.

You will soon realize the belt area running from Japan to Morocco through China, Indochina, India, the Middle East, and North Africa is not a Christian domain.

The only exception is the Philippines, a Catholic country (though with many descent Muslims in it), situated east of Indochina in the ocean.

North of this belt is Europe and Siberia including Russia: the conventional Christian domain.

The two belts are running almost parallel across Asia, Europe, and a half of Africa, that is, from the east to the west of the Old World. But, it is very strange that Jesus Christ could not work on the lower belt, while He is God.
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At least Jesus’ influence should be found in the area now occupied by Muslims.

And, if an underlying influence of Jesus Christ is found on Islam, the world might look different.
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Jesus Christ is God for Christians, a prophet for Muslims, and just one fellow being for Israelites.

He worked as such for each of those who were later called early Christians, those who would become underlying believers for future Islam, and those who would be to remain as Israelites forever, respectively.

Why could it be possible? It is because He is God, and thus he could be God, a prophet, and a fellow being at his will according to needs of people.

Therefore, for Muslims, “Jesus” is nothing but a human prophet; for Israelites, “Jesus” is nothing but a fellow being, which is truly an act of God.
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In my theory, when Jesus Christ got out of the tomb and met with His disciples to give final blessings as God in a human form, He let his Spirit of God ascend to heaven and walked into regions east of Palestine as a prophet.

As a prophet, He performed untold but decisive work on people who turned to be a base for future propagation of Islam.

As a fellow Israelite, He also visited descendants of lost tribes of ancient Israelites in order to help them keep their traditions.
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In the first century of the Christian Era, there were Roman Empire in the west and Kingdom of Parthia in the east. But, there were no strong Arab countries. Iran, then called Parthia, had a long history as a political entity with overwhelming power in the ancient Middle East that no Arabs then could match.

(If ancient Persians defeated Greeks in 490 BC, there should not have been the Roman Empire and there could not been even current EU.)

Then, why would Persians later come to adopt a religion called Islam that was established and developed by Arabs who had never conquered Iran until the seventh century?

Would people employ a new and strange religion developed by other race that had never been superior to them in terms of culture and politics? But, later in the seventh century, Persians did.
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So, I suppose that there had been a special condition that persuaded Persians to adopt a foreign religion while abandoning their traditional one.

When we think of the history of religions in Persia, this enigma looms as a problem that admits of no solution.

But, my solution is that “Prophet Jesus” preached there 600 years before the arrival of Islam at Persia. Persians had been prepared for the opportunity by “Prophet Jesus.”

Of course, revival of Zoroastrianism and establishment of Manichaeism in the third century must be also influenced by this work of “Prophet Jesus” in the era of Parthia, that is, the first century AD, in my understanding.
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One of the most serious mysteries of the world is religious conversion of Persians to Islam in the seventh century. No one would rather connect it with the mysterious resurrection of Jesus Christ in the first century.

But, this is my theory so far God has not stopped me from contending to the world in the 21st century.

Persians, one of Aryan tribes, might have been crueler to neighboring Arabs in wars and battles without the common religion. In this point of view, the work of “Prophet Jesus” in Parthia, if so admitted by people concerned, was truly an act of a savior.
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Muslims might not like this theory. But, “Prophet Jesus,” in addition to Abraham and Moses, was mentioned in the Koran. And, I don't say that Jesus Christ did it, but “Prophet Jesus” did.

Anyway, Islam came after Christianity; without Judaism and Christianity, no Islam was possible from the beginning, from a historical point of view.

If God allows, I may further tell you some soon, so soon.