Black and White Stress
Editors and Translators:
I did a special puja for the Bamiyan Buddahs which were destroyed
today in Afghanistan after surviving almost 2000 years. Black-hat
thugs were the perpetrators of this cultural crime, but this
illustrates the Janus-faced nature of life in a vortex area
were cultures meet and create great beauty only to have this
beauty destroyed by a massive clamp-down.
It's the old Black and White Stress story in the vortex zones.
The writer is particularly interested in Central Asian Buddhism
which is now extinct. The mix of Greek, Persian, Indian, Kushan,
and Bactrian art is showcased in Two Short Stories, but perhaps
the deeper meaning of the Bamiyan tragedy is a symbolic marytrdom
of these buddahs for all the millions who died in the Afghan
halocaust in the last 22 years. A wrathful karmic recycling
is at work so that a space for something new can be cleared.
valley, caves, and buddah. The world's tallest.
The old Silk Road that connected the vortices and was
a scene of massive psychic and cultural fusion.