Two Buddhists who bought £5,000 of live Crustacea and released them into the sea for good karma, were fined £15,000 for ‘untold damage’ to the environment by introducing non-native species.
The Buddha himself was not a vegetarian and did not urge his disciples to become vegetarian either. In matter of fact, earlier teachings actually encourage the consumption of meat. Even today, you’ll find Buddhists who still eat meat willingly.
Tibetans have a gene mutation that may represent the strongest instance of documented evolution in humans.
According to neuroscience recordings of brain waves Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk, is literally the happiest person ever tested.
Through a series of mistranslated texts, the Christian Church unwittingly accepted the Buddha as a Christian saint in the Middle Ages.
Most Japanese schools don’t have janitors. Instead children do the cleaning daily as part of a practice rooted in Buddhist traditions that associate cleaning with morality.
There is a Nepali boy who plans on meditating forever, and has already meditated for years.
The Dalai Lama supports gay rights, and once said, “If two males or two females voluntarily agree to have mutual satisfaction without further implication of harming others, then it is okay.“
Potala palace in Tibet has been the official residence of the Dalai Lama’s since the 7th century until 1959. The palace is the highest in the world and visitors are asked to acclimatize themselves before entering, as they are not allowed to take oxygen supplies into the palace for fear of fire.
The world’s first Buddhist ruler, Emperor Ashoka, who ruled India form 274-232 BCE, was the first ruler in human history to ban slavery, the death penalty, animal cruelty, and deforestation. He even advocated gender equality in education and religious institutions.