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ICON Shoes is using Buddha's pictures for its designs in Open Back Mule, Low Wood Heel Clog and Open Back Dress Slide shoes.
The shoes can be seen at ICON Shoes' website, http://www.iconshoes.com for sale.
Buddha has attained enlightenment and is a revered figure for millions of people around the world. It is utterly inappropriate to use Buddha's pictures or anything relating to Buddhism as footwear. It is downright rude, disrespectful and insulting to Buddhism and all Buddhists across the world. It shows how ignorant and discriminatory ICON Shoes is to its worldwide consumers who may hold different religious views.
Ashoka Pillar built in 300 BC by Indian Emperor Ashok during his pilgrimage to the birthplace of Buddha still stands Lumbini. A thorough excavation and investigation near the Ashok Pillar has found the Nativity Stone that was laid down to mark the Buddha’s birthplace.
An international team of archaeologists has begun a three-year survey, coordinated by the UNESCO of the archaeological ruins of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal. The team of archaeologists, including experts from Nepal’s Department of Archaeology and the Lumbini Development Trust, is directed by Robin Coningham, UNESCO Archaeological Expert and Professor of Archaeology, University of Durham.
The UNESCO, after careful examination all facts and evidences, has already recognized Lumbini as the Buddha’s birthplace and a World Heritage Site.
All sovereign Nepalese: intellectuals, civil society leaders, patriotic, democratic, progressive, and reasonable and rational minds of all walks of life, our peace and justice loving international friends and international communities.
Indian National Congress
Congress President, Sonia Gandhi
24 Akbar Road
New Delhi, India
Dear Respected Sonia Gandhi,
We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned about His Holiness the Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje who has been living in exile in India since 2000. As he is not a criminal, but is in fact an important spiritual teacher for the entire world, this confinement contravenes the fundamental principles to the preservation of human dignity and respect for universal, fundamental and ethical principles. We call on you to secure his immediate and unconditional release.
In article 51 (c) of The Constitution of India it states; "the State [India] shall endeavor to foster respect for international law and treaty obligations in the dealings of organized peoples with one another.” You have also stated; "The Indian National Congress has always represented a secular, democratic, just and inclusive India, an India that is empowering the disadvantaged and the discriminated, an India that is blending tradition with modernity is anchored in unity amidst its many diversities."
We respectfully request the Government of India to adhere to its commitment to democracy and provide the permission necessary for the Karmapa to travel abroad, now and in the future. We seek a diplomatic solution that will allow the Karmapa to fulfill his spiritual responsibilities through his presence in thousands of centers and monasteries all over the world. We call for Orgyen Trinley Dorje’s immediate and unconditional release from confinement in India.
The International community stands together in concurrence for the Karmapa’s human right to individual freedom of expression and action.
I have been studying buddhism for modern living for about two years. It has changed my life and helped me to be more involved in world peace.
After learning the history of what Daisaku Ikeda has done to achieve world peace and spread this practice throughout the world it is a privilege to write this petition.
He should be recognized as a leader in helping people reach their highest potential and helping them find happiness in their lives. Therefore helping them to want peace in and outside of their lives.