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The oldest ruling dynasty in the history

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Japanese legends and in particular according to the epic “Kojiki” Jimmu was the great-grandson of the sun goddess and that’s why it is not only the founder of the Japanese state, and the second after the celestial. With the help of the divine origin of the rulers of ancient Japan was trying to exalt the Royal power and to unite the country. Just as the Japanese Empire claims the title of oldest state on Earth, and of the Imperial house of Japan can rightfully claim the title of oldest in the world. If you believe the legends, the current dynasty has ruled the Country of the rising sun more than 2600 years. Such longevity can only envy. The ruling dynasty of European and other countries are much younger. The oldest in Europe – Danish, for example, traces its origins back to the year 899, i.e. has a little more than 1100 years.

However, the existence of the first 25 emperors Japanese historians have serious doubts. The first Emperor whose existence is well documented, was Keitai (507-531), 26-th. In any case, even the biggest skeptics admit that the Japanese monarchy is not less than one and a half thousand years, which still makes it the oldest on the planet. Continue reading

The pearl of European Gothic

The idea of a unified architectural plan, which built all the Gothic churches, raised for the first time, it seems, by Victor Hugo in “Notre Dame de Paris”, right, not demanded from its author’s great analytical depth. This idea lies on the surface, obvious to anyone who visited a number of iconic buildings of Gothic architecture. Nevertheless, the impression on “all ye who enter here incoming” all of them are different, and some do not produce any. All of the people, the skeletons of which are also virtually indistinguishable from each other.

On what basis is the Prague St. Vitus Cathedral is considered one of the greatest Gothic churches in the world? For its size it will not, perhaps, in the list of the first fifty of them. Its interior decoration and especially the stained glass Windows really make a strong impression, but also their unique, after all, difficult to call. In particular, the stained glass chapel of Saint-Chapelle in Paris, at least, not worse. Then what? This question must, apparently, to meet the professionals – architects or art historians, the majority of the “uninitiated” so, the only conclusion ultra-high concentration in this structure, the basic concept of Gothic architecture: “awesome greatness”. Continue reading

The structure of the Worlds in Buddhism

Know, sons of the Victorious, these three worlds is only mind.

Victorious not based its teachings upon faith in the correctness of any one system, but taught according to needs and abilities of those who led.

The Buddha told Ananda. “Whereupon are the heaven of Yama, Tushita, and all the heavens of the world of forms and the world without forms?” Ananda replied: “They approved the inconceivable power of karma.”

Many Buddhist texts written on the basis of the experience obtained through the practice of Right Samādhi and the attainment of Wisdom, contain descriptions of the various worlds of the universe. These texts give the leash a simple interpretation of the content of the worlds, because it is too large for a detailed description and would take a huge amount, losing ease of understanding. The Buddha talked about a detailed explanation of the worlds of the universe “. it is pointless to talk about such things with people who do not have relevant experience”. Continue reading

The most mysterious places in the Czech Republic
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The mystery of the ancient underground tunnels
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Gothic stained glass
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