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The Buddha’s bead chain was enshrined in a temple on a high cliff face. (Image:  wikimedia  /  CC0 1.0) CC BY 3.0)

The Buddha’s Bead Chain

The Buddha’s bead chain was enshrined in a temple on a high cliff face. There was only one dangerous trail down the shear cliff face for the temple’s monks to get to the nearby village for provisions, and lay people…

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Monks by Day, Anti-Terrorism Squad by Night

After a bloody and violent incident took place at the Kunming Train Station in 2014, an anti-terrorism squad was assembled in a renowned Chinese Buddhist temple with nearly 1,700 years…

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A Wise Monk Outsmarted the Emperor of China

Dihui means slander, and just as his name suggests, wise monk Dihui liked to express his opinions on current events, and condemn anything and anyone at will. Dihui was a…

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The Buddha’s Bead Chain

The Buddha’s bead chain was enshrined in a temple on a high cliff face. There was only one dangerous trail down the shear cliff face for the temple’s monks to…