Sunday, 23 November 2014

Radio 3 Fourteen November 19, 2014

Ali Aliabadi - Bodhidharma: The Blue-Eyed, Red-Bearded Barbarian
Ali Aliabadi, of Iranian origin is the author of the essay called On Martial Arts, Zen, and the Blue-Eyed, Red-Bearded Barbarian. He has a science background, is obsessed with classical music and loves to mountain bike. Like in his essay, Ali draws together considerable evidence that the founder of Buddhism, martial arts and the Zen philosophy, did indeed lay with an Indo-European-descended wanderer into the Far East. He’ll tell us about Bodhidharma, the blue-eyed, red-bearded barbarian who had tremendous influence over the Orient. We’ll also discuss the link between Europeans and Ancient China as Caucasians roamed China’s Tarim Basin 1000 years before East Asians. Ali talks about how “red bearded barbarian” was a common monikor for foreign monks who proselytized Buddhism among the Chinese. We’ll talk about modern depictions of Buddha as Mongoloid vs. the more ancient sources that depict him with Nordic features. We cover many subjects from the swastika, to Aryans, Nordic warriors, martial arts, Zen meditation and much more. Later, Ali addresses the ugliness of political correctness, which is oozing into archeology, history and into the minds of Europeans in attempts to destroy a successful breed of people. In the past conquerors destroyed the cultures of their defeated but today the conquerors use social psychology and the technique they use is to tell the particular nation that they have nothing to be proud of.


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