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Obama visits the Great Buddha in Japan

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 15, 2012

[Obama related news that is going to be re-posted here is not new, however; Hilary Clinton related news is new. These news under priority in this blog as these news show that US leaders are loyal to Buddha and Buddhism can play very important role to World Peace in the present world context. Some Buddhists from different countries and Nepalese (as Lumbini, Nepal is the birthplace of Buddha) are sharing and circulating these photos through social medias. And this is Global brotherhood. ]

By David Jackson, USA Updated 2010-11-14 12:48 PM

President Obama is winging his way back to Washington, but not before receiving some spiritual nourishment in Japan.

Obama visited the 44-foot-high Great Buddha statue of Kamakura, returning to a spot he visited when he was 6 years old.

“The first time I was here, I was this big,” Obama said, putting his hand up to his waist.

The copper Buddha statue, constructed in 1252, weighs 93 tons, and is seated in the lotus position, meditating. The statue is a sacred  Read the rest of this entry »

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