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>Subject: Re: Roman Fort
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>We had a discussion on this earlier in the year. This whole thing
>started after a 'sensational' 'exclusive' report appeared in the
Shea, a chara,
Thank you for this posting (as well as your others that i very much
enjoy...); I wonder if you could forward the date so that I can see if Alta
Vista search engine can call forth the piece (the "Irish Times" is online as
etext). [Thank You Again...]
The thought of an Irish "Alexandria" makes a great deal of sense and fits a
few "pieces of the puzzle" into an "aha!" perspective for me--who has always
been sceptical, after reading the accounts of some crazed broad-shouldered,
narrow-waisted, built-for-speed Celt Warrior standing all alone on that
prominatory, the blade of his hand, pressed to forehead, as *moonlight blue* as
his great sword as he surveys the line of ships on the horizon, a chill wind
whipping those bleached strands of his tawny mane about, stinging his eyes, his
bared red-ochre-painted chest not feeling a thing, breath settled into rythmic
swelling of olde, as he intones, *Well, let's have at it; I don't have all day,
you know...*;after tales like that one, told, too, by my grandfather to me as a
wee one then *forgotten* in the "mosaic of maturation," well, I've had my
"reasonable doubts" that anyone ever managed to get the Celts to "bow down"...
>The fort is a prominatory fort a few miles north of Dublin. Illegal
>excavations took place there several years ago and some Roman
>artifacts were discovered. The National Museum either found out
>about the excavation or were approached by the excavators and they
>now have the artifiacts in safe keeping. They haven't been examined
>a) there may be legal proceedings pending or
>b) the National Museum is in the process of moving to a new site or
>The claim put forward by the Sunday Times was that this find proved
>that there had been a Roman settlement in Ireland and that therefore
>the Romans had invaded Ireland, contrary to current belief. The
>general concensus among most experts at the moment is that the fort was
>Irish who traded with or raided Roman Britain and brought Roman goods back to
>Ireland with them.
>There is as yet no evidence that it was a Roman fort.
Rudra Mac Chumaill, Namgyal Monastery
--When Mara the Malign, the false idol of craving and desire for death, tempts
Buddha in the "visit to Brahma" parable, Buddha hears out the argument,
buzzing like a fly in his ear, that he is not "personally" of God and "will
certainly not discover another higher liberation, try as you will."
To the Malign One the Buddha speaks thus: Abandon your Hope...Brahma rescues
the sutra with which Mara had weaved diabolical intrigue, and repeats:
"I, O Worthy One,[Buddha, indeed] hold as eternal that which is truly eternal,
as persistent, as perennial, as indissoluble, as immutable that which is truly
Buddha, through "grace," is thus granted by heaven that extraordinary strength
beyond knowledge, concept or words, *viraya*, a "superior and powerful energy,"
with regards to ordinary mortal abilities, a supreme quality working the
miracle of "liberation of the will by means of the will."
*Samyutta-nikaya*, (an ancient Pali:Vedic text), vol's 1.4,5
"If there is a lonesome tall pine tree standing, the forest has not ended..."
Olde Tibetan Saying
--"General rule that speaker has right to tailor speech is not restricted to
but rather, is enjoyed by business corporations generally and by ordinary
engaged in unsophisticated expression as well as by professional publishers...
[Dissent] boils down to the choice of a speaker not to propound a particular
point of view..."
*Hurley v, Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Group of
Boston* (1995) 115 S. Ct. 2338
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