Buddhism I

Lead: At its core, Buddhism, one of the world’s great religions, represents a rigorous indifference to the believer’s surroundings, a fundamental rejection of worldly pleasures.

 Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts

 Content: According to its scriptures, the founder of Buddhism, a religion that demands of its members a life of strict sacrifice and asceticism, spent most of his early life in the lap of luxury. Prince Siddhartha was the favored son of the King of Sakya, a region in the mountainous borderlands between India and Nepal. He is said to have been born around the year 563 BC, though some recent scholarship places his birth as much a century later.

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Texas Invades New Mexico

Lead: After independence the new Republic of Texas experienced some acute growing pains.

 Tag: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

 Content Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836. The disaster of the Alamo was soon followed the defeat of Mexican General Santa Anna at San Jacinto. Sam Houston's experience as Governor of Tennessee and popularity as the architect of Texas' victory carried him into the Presidency of the New Republic.

 

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