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by Gharchaina
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma
Replies: 54
Views: 11858

Re: Canonicity of the Bhikkhuni Garu Dhamma

Frankly I would rather believe the Eight Weighty Rules were and interpolation than that the Buddha taught them.
by Gharchaina
Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Earliest Evidence for Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 3248

Re: The Earliest Evidence for Buddhism

I am interesting in evidence for early Buddhism and would like to find out what the earliest inscription evidence reveals. Does anyone know of what the earliest evidence is and what the inscriptions reveal? What about the earliest manuscripts? I believe that the Gandhari ones being analysed by Rich...
by Gharchaina
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Buddhist Text for Non-Buddhist?
Replies: 33
Views: 5628

Re: Buddhist Text for Non-Buddhist?

My mother, a devout Christian, has recently shown an interest in my study of Buddhism. She asked if I had any books to loan her so that she could learn more about what it is that I believe and practice. I have a few hard-copy books, but I am afraid that they may not be what she is looking for. I wa...
by Gharchaina
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals
Replies: 383
Views: 89055

Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

I just finished reading The Broken Buddha, and I agree with what Ven. Dhammika has written. Personally, even as a lay person I have been disillusioned and put off by some of the cultural traditions, rituals and ceremonies that I've encountered over the years. I've long felt that Buddhism in the Wes...