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eBay India: Book: Buddhism For Dummies (item 260419914726 end time 06-Jun-2009 21:26:19 IST)

eBay India: Book: Buddhism For Dummies (item 260419914726 end time 06-Jun-2009 21:26:19 IST): "From the outside, Buddhism seems like a bundle of contradictions wrapped inside a paradox. It is a religion without a god, a belief system without rules, and a faith that encourages its adherents to question everything, including its own teachings. You could spend a lifetime studying Buddhist texts and following its observances and still feel like you’ve only just barely scratched the surface. Yet, over the past 2500 years, this lovely religion that preaches compassion, generosity, tolerance, selflessness and self-awareness has commanded the fervent devotion of hundreds of millions of people around the world who believe it to be the true path to enlightenment."

Why do some people say the Bible is full of contradictions and others say there are none? - Yahoo! Answers

Why do some people say the Bible is full of contradictions and others say there are none? - Yahoo! Answers: "Why do some people say the Bible is full of contradictions and others say there are none?"

Why did the cow cross the road?: The contradictions of India

Why did the cow cross the road?: The contradictions of India: "The contradictions of India
I’ve been in India now for just about three weeks and have been struggling with how to describe it, except as enormous - with 1.2 billion people. The most accurate thing I can say is that for any generalization I want to make, the opposite can also be proven. A few truisms -- many things do not make sense, a lot of patience is required, getting things done is complicated, and the food is excellent. My apologies in advance for not being able to summarize my experiences better and rambling on and on."

Obamas get tips from Nancy Reagan... on hosting parties | Mail Online

Obamas get tips from Nancy Reagan... on hosting parties Mail Online: "Nancy Reagan, the ultra-conservative wife of former President Ronald Reagan, has been counselling the new First Family in the art of White House entertaining.Mrs Reagan, who was criticised during her reign at the White House for lavish parties and accepting £1.85million in gifts and loans of dresses and jewellery, has had a 45-minute conversation with Michelle Obama.Mrs Reagan"

North Korea Threat Makes for Strange Bedfellows // Current

North Korea Threat Makes for Strange Bedfellows // Current: "Defense Secretary Robert Gates Saturday began to lay the groundwork for building up U.S. and allied military defenses in East Asia should the Obama administration fail to convince China and Russia to join in a multilateral diplomatic response to North Korea's nuclear test."