install theme

Egyptian and Mesopotamian Witch Altar

How quickly we forget – How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine
Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more than one million Irish fled, mainly to the United States, England, Canada, and Australia.
The Islamic State (Ottoman) ruler at that time Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid declared his intention to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only £1,000 sterling, because she had sent only £2,000 sterling herself. The Sultan sent the £1,000 sterling but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food. The British administration tried to block the ships, but the food arrived secretly at Drogheda harbour.
This generous charity from a Muslim ruler to a Christian nation is also important, particularly in our time when Muslims are often unfairly accused of human rights violations. Likewise, the appreciative plaque and overall reaction of the Irish society in return for this charity deserves to be applauded. We hope that the Turkish-Irish friendship sets a model for peace among different nations.
In commemoration of the Ottoman aid, Drogheda added the Ottoman crescent and star to its coat of arms. Their football club’s emblem retains this design til this day.

Ancient temple ruins in Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. The intricately carved bottom stone is called the ‘Moonstone’ and the steps lead to a still intact, sitting Buddha
[x] Source

Citipati, Shri Shmashana Adhipati (Glorious Lords of the Charnel Ground).Tibet, circa 1700-1799.   See more

Lotus | Duong Quoc D Beautiful gorgeous pretty flowers

(via Pin by Arantxa on Paleta de Colores | Pinterest)


Prayer wheel at Juela Monastery, Tibet  

Free Tibet


As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.
~Lao Tzu

love this photo of the Dalai Lama

Myanmar, monks and novices by Dietmar Temps 
Photographer’s Note:Young Buddhist novice seen in Ma Soe Yein Nu Kyaung, Mandalay


 by colingoldfish

Buddha mudra - Have no fear.
Back to top