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by padmini
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 184
Views: 65701

Re: your home altar/shrine

I have moved house and I have finally been able to allot a small space of my new flat to a meditation area + small Buddha shrine :buddha1: .
Here it is:
by padmini
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Darwin and the Buddha
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Re: Darwin and the Buddha

There are some similarities, but the bigger differences seem to be ignored. Probably you are right, and comparing the two seems like a stretch. I agree on the fact that both thinkers believe life is fundamentally a struggle, and I found this interesting in the sense that it shows how far-fetching t...
by padmini
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Darwin and the Buddha
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Darwin and the Buddha

This article gives an interesting perspective on the similarities between Darwin and the Buddha: https://threepointeightbillionyears.com/2018/02/06/darwin-and-the-buddha-2/ FEBRUARY 6, 2018 BY THREEPOINTEIGHTBILLIONYEARS.COM Darwin and the Buddha The teachings of Charles Darwin and Gautama Buddha ar...
by padmini
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Detailed explanation of the Three Refuges and the Five Precepts?
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Detailed explanation of the Three Refuges and the Five Precepts?

Dmytro wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:38 pm
Tisaraṇa is explained at:

http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/en/ ... _pali3.htm
This is an amazing resource, thank you so much for sharing it! :anjali:
by padmini
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nihilism has poisoned modern society; as Buddhists, we should reject it.
Replies: 24
Views: 2314

Re: Nihilism has poisoned modern society; as Buddhists, we should reject it.

The problem the west has is, that is the world morality is equated with judeo-christian judgement and has really negative connotations. So we have to re-frame what morality means and how we talk about it. Not an easy task when the word has been owned by those religions for so long. :goodpost: The i...
by padmini
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 53
Views: 2724

Re: Why are you in this forum?

I chose #9 because I see this forum as an opportunity to learn from more experienced members and to share my experience, concerns and successes in the path.
Not having a physical sanga close by, I regard this forum as my virtual sanga. :)
by padmini
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: is the 5th precept seen as "optional" by some?
Replies: 73
Views: 12922

Re: is the 5th precept seen as "optional" by some?

I've just finished reading this thread, and i found it so inspiring I had to post a reply, even though the OP is quite old. I am currently trying to keep the 5th precept (the hardest one for me, together with stopping idle chatter and gossip!), and find it quite hard when there's peer pressure. Howe...
by padmini
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Seeking suggestions for a trip to Hong Kong
Replies: 15
Views: 1699

Re: Seeking suggestions for a trip to Hong Kong

Hi everyone, I just wanted to report back on my trip. It was really amazing, and I visited many Buddhist temples including Lantau Big Buddha, Chi Lin Nunnery, 10,000 Buddhas and Western Monastery. They were all very impressive, but the Big Buddha was a bit too much of a tourist attraction for my tas...
by padmini
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Replies: 93
Views: 6274

Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

In all honesty, please tell me: before reading this post,were you aware of the existence of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army and what they have been up to recently? ... War is ugly. There are many sides to this tragedy. Every tragedy has a hisrory. Claiming to have a fair idea of what is happenin...
by padmini
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Replies: 93
Views: 6274

Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

I simply CANNOT believe someone calling themselves a Buddhist can do something so senseless and cruel.
:weep:

My thoughts are with these innocent people.
by padmini
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 338162

Re: Vegetarian

I would also recommend tofu (豆腐 doufu). It s easier to digest than beans, it's usually cheaper than veggie burgers and the like, and it can be prepared in a thousand different ways.
:anjali:
by padmini
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Seeking suggestions for a trip to Hong Kong
Replies: 15
Views: 1699

Re: Seeking suggestions for a trip to Hong Kong

mikenz66 wrote: Have a great trip.

:heart:
Mike
Thank you, I can't wait! :thumbsup:
by padmini
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Seeking suggestions for a trip to Hong Kong
Replies: 15
Views: 1699

Re: Seeking suggestions for a trip to Hong Kong

If you are a fan of Hong Kong movies, 10,000 Buddhas has a cameo in Infernal Affairs (remade by Scorsese as The Departed). The Chinese title refers to Avici Hell, hence "Infernal"... A big budget movie with several superstars and beautiful panoramas from rooftops. I actually LOVE :heart: HK movies,...
by padmini
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Seeking suggestions for a trip to Hong Kong
Replies: 15
Views: 1699

Re: Seeking suggestions for a trip to Hong Kong

Thank you so much for the advice Mike and David.
:anjali:
by padmini
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Seeking suggestions for a trip to Hong Kong
Replies: 15
Views: 1699

Seeking suggestions for a trip to Hong Kong

Hello everyone, I hope this is the right place to post this. In December I will be travelling to Hong Kong for a couple of weeks. I know Hong Kong is not a Theravada place, and that actually HK Buddhism is inextricably linked to Daoism and other local customs. However, I am still very excited to vis...