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by thornbush
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 133
Views: 35865

Re: Where are you from?

Hmm I didn't see karma listed :tongue:
So I guess that I will just have to choose 'Asia' :jumping:
by thornbush
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

What do you think?

Another quote from a 'non rebirth' post found on another Forum: The Buddha has states why he teaches rebirth post mortem MN 68 "So, Anuruddha, it is not for the purpose of scheming to deceive people or for the purpose of flattering people or for the purpose of gain, honour, and renown, or with the t...
by thornbush
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana Bodhisatta and Theravada Stream-Enterer
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: Mahayana Bodhisatta and Theravada Stream-Enterer

Hi clw_uk, This old cat's attempt at answering this: (and no I am not an expert on anything except fumbling around life) Firstly, the ideals of a Bodhisatta as defined by the Theravada and the ideals of a Bodhisattva in the Mahayana are different. In the Mahayana, a Bodhisattva can range from one wh...
by thornbush
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:31 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Miscellaneous Photos
Replies: 61
Views: 26297

Re: Miscellaneous Photos

More from the sister site: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=178" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by thornbush
Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Immediate rebirth
Replies: 28
Views: 3964

Re: Immediate rebirth

I will answer the OP with a question from one Sutta I found..... http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn44/sn44.009.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I designate the rebirth of one who has sustenance, Vaccha, and not of one without sustenance. Just as a fire burns with s...
by thornbush
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum
Replies: 26
Views: 6570

Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Oh Dakini-la,

So that's why u were red again huh? :tongue:
Congrats :jumping:
by thornbush
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My first YouTube Video
Replies: 14
Views: 1764

Re: My first YouTube Video

My kamma for now is such that I can only juggle two. I would have to be a Sotapanna to handle all 3 AND levitate while doing that :rolleye:
by thornbush
Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
Replies: 65
Views: 16358

Re: Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

Considering all the people who died yesterday, why do we separate out this very sad, highly troubled individual for special mention? This this slogan should be posted on the front door of every funeral chapel in the world. Sometimes folks can use a good laugh when they're feeling blue. :smile: Matt...
by thornbush
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Respect for the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha
Replies: 28
Views: 3797

Re: Respect for the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha

I sometimes think that it an artefact of living in samsara, the profound and the profane changing places. But I wonder why the same people don't have the balls to make underwear with the veiled image of Mohammad printed on the front or statuetes of mohammad with a hard-on. Maybe I'm just overly sen...
by thornbush
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "OM" Symbol: Any Meaning for Theravada?
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Re: "OM" Symbol: Any Meaning for Theravada?

Examples of how OM is used in Thai Buddhist kathas: http://www.mir.com.my/leofoo/Thai-amulets/Chris_Tam_katha_libary/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Wat Rakhang amulets by Somdej Phra Buddhacharn Toh Take the amulet in both your hands and place over your head and think of So...
by thornbush
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Farah Fawcett (February 2, 1947 — June 25, 2009)
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Farah Fawcett (February 2, 1947 — June 25, 2009)

http://www.sendflowerstobangalore.com/images/wreath1.gif http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/04/11/amd_farah_fawcett.jpg http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/A-Scented-Votive-Candle-Burns-Photographic-Print-C12635111.jpeg Farah Fawcett Farah Fawcett, the original Charlie's Angel, dies at 62 Farrah F...
by thornbush
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can we eat food cooked by Buddhists?
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Re: Can we eat food cooked by Buddhists?

Probably, some here may not have to deal with some Christians who raise food sharing concerns in your part of the world. In my part of the world, I have had incidents where Buddhists ask me on this matter where their Catholic/Christian kindred/friends objects to bringing food back to their home or b...
by thornbush
Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can we eat food cooked by Buddhists?
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Can we eat food cooked by Buddhists?

I was sent this Youtube video link by a friend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iix5v1ytwBA&feature=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; And listen to how His Eminence Francis Cardinal Arinze (profile here ) answered a gentleman who was the second person at 4:20 in the video on the ...
by thornbush
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Obama swats fly, PETA responds
Replies: 24
Views: 3239

Re: Obama swats fly, PETA responds

From President to pauper.....kamma distinguishes not.....
by thornbush
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Simon and Garfunkel
Replies: 13
Views: 1871

Re: Simon and Garfunkel

Gawd ....so 'retro'...... :rolleye:
by thornbush
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Laity
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: The Laity

by thornbush
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mementi Mori
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Mementi Mori

I found this site: Mementi Mori :( http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.01.budd.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/s...
by thornbush
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Laity
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

The Laity

http://www.dharmaweb.org/index.php/Thus_Have_I_Heard:_Buddhist_Parables_and_Stories" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; PARABLE 0157: OUR DEBT TO ANATHAPINDIKA The name Anathapindika has come to be synonymous with extreme generosity in connection with Buddhist activities. However, this i...