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by Dharmasherab
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 10603

Re: Criticism of Islam

Why not listen to what Ex-Muslims have to say about Islam? Escpecially as for the reasons as to why they left Islam?

https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Main_Page

http://www.faithfreedom.org/

https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
by Dharmasherab
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 4268

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Please be aware that the commonly accepted version of the history is that Prince Siddhartha walked away without the consent of Princess Yasodara. But alternate version of the history say that the Prince Siddhartha did discuss about this with Princess Yasodara and they came to an agreement. That ver...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 4268

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

Remember that the life of the Buddha was an example not like any other. Looking at the life of the Buddha helps to answer so many questions that might come to our mind when learning the Dhamma (the teaching). Let's say that Prince Siddhartha left home before he got married and became a Buddha. A com...
by Dharmasherab
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 174
Views: 4268

Re: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?

We need to remember that the life of the Siddhartha Bodhisatta was an example. The life it self helps to answer so many questions which arise in the follower. Him leaving his home, leaving his wife and baby behind was an act of renunciation. Lets create a scenario in our minds thinking that the Sidd...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 10603

Re: Criticism of Islam

Its a shame that anyone who brings up any rational criticism of Islamic teachings gets silenced by getting names called upon such as 'neo-conservative' assuming that the only reason why people criticise Islam is all because of global politics when there are plenty of other reasons. I wander what suc...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 10603

Re: Criticism of Islam

A Letter to Mankind by Ex-Muslim author, Ali Sina. A Letter to Mankind Dear fellow human, Today humanity is being challenged. Unthinkable atrocities take place on daily basis. There is an evil force at work that aims to destroy us. The agents of this evil respect nothing; not even the lives of child...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Chile
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Hello from Chile

Welcome! Enjoy!
by Dharmasherab
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Condensed version of the teachings within texts
Replies: 23
Views: 1275

Re: Condensed version of the teachings within texts

I would like to see a new Buddhist council being set up and taking out the essence of the different sections of Pali Canon and putting them together in a logical and practical pathway which can be used also like a stepping stone to reading the actual Pali Canon.
by Dharmasherab
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion in Theravada
Replies: 30
Views: 1192

Re: Compassion in Theravada

I know the main post is about compassion but since some members have touched on the topic of the broader category of Brahmaviharas I want to say a few words. Apologies to anyone if I am appearing as if I am telling them to suck eggs. Metta (Loving-Kindness) is like a foundation of the Brahmaviharas....
by Dharmasherab
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion in Theravada
Replies: 30
Views: 1192

Re: Compassion in Theravada

Further to what I have mentioned I want to stress the importance of the method element as well as the truth element in Buddhism. Some Buddhist schools tend to be more shifted towards the truth element of teachings while others tend to be more shifted towards the method element of teachings. Based on...
by Dharmasherab
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion in Theravada
Replies: 30
Views: 1192

Re: Compassion in Theravada

I was originally a Theravada Buddhist but later entered the Vajrayana. However I still continue to maintain my Theravada learning and practice like I always done so technically I never really felt like I left Theravada in order to join Vajrayana. I want to start by saying that there is nothing inher...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Living as Buddhists in an age of 'Information Overload'
Replies: 38
Views: 1522

Re: Living as Buddhists in an age of 'Information Overload'

This is also a commercial niche for self-help books: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload Ah! I did buy that book sometime and should read it. But I do agree the self-help section of bookstores tend to prey on people's vulnerabilities and turn that into a money m...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Muslims, Islam, U.S.A and Europe
Replies: 99
Views: 4347

Re: Muslims, Islam, U.S.A and Europe

"What Moderate Muslims?" article by ex-muslim author Ali Sina (author of Understanding Muhammad and Muslims) http://www.faithfreedom.org/what-moderate-muslims/ "The Myth of Peaceful and Moderate Muslims" by Sujit Das (author of Islam Dismantled: The Mental Illness of Prophet Muhammad) http://www.fai...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am back
Replies: 24
Views: 1371

Re: I am back

Hi Stephen, welcome back. I also rejoined recently :-)
by Dharmasherab
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Muslims, Islam, U.S.A and Europe
Replies: 99
Views: 4347

Re: Muslims, Islam, U.S.A and Europe

Five steps to stop Islamic terrorism in Europe.

I cant say I agree with all these points but it is interesting that this article was written by an ex-muslim

http://www.faithfreedom.org/five-steps- ... terrorism/