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by Kusala
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 2947

Re: Religion of peace

Dan74 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:59 pm
Summary:

Islam - bad.
Buddhism - good.
by Kusala
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 2947

Re: Religion of peace

However, I lived in a 60% Muslim country for two years for work. Fine place and I made friendships with people of all beliefs. If you think so , fines . I don't have to migrate to Muslims country , I live here with majority Muslims . I don't want to migrate to any country either . I am not well equ...
by Kusala
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 2947

Re: Religion of peace

However, I lived in a 60% Muslim country for two years for work. Fine place and I made friendships with people of all beliefs. If you think so , fines . I don't have to migrate to Muslims country , I live here with majority Muslims . I don't want to migrate to any country either . I am not well equ...
by Kusala
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 2947

Re: Religion of peace

However, I lived in a 60% Muslim country for two years for work. Fine place and I made friendships with people of all beliefs. If you think so , fines . I don't have to migrate to Muslims country , I live here with majority Muslims . I don't want to migrate to any country either . I am not well equ...
by Kusala
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 2947

Re: Religion of peace

Lee Jay Walker of Modern Tokyo Times wrote a beautiful piece... "Art of Japan and the two paths of Buddhism and Shintoism: Faith in the snow without Abraham" https://moderntokyotimes.com/art-of-japan-and-the-two-paths-of-buddhism-and-shintoism-faith-in-the-snow-without-abraham/ "...the combined forc...
by Kusala
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Healing power of Buddhist Chanting
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: The Healing power of Buddhist Chanting

Listening to Ajahn Achalo talk about his parents @ 50:20 - 59:15 deeply moved me...the power of metta is so beautiful...

by Kusala
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 2947

Re: Religion of peace

Do you find that buddhism is a religion of peace ? I find this video soothing . All Buddhists can sit together in harmony . Different sect but same origin . However , Muslims regard their religion Islam advocate peace too . https://youtu.be/aIo7rGEAJ6c Mod : should this move to other category ? Mod...
by Kusala
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Healing power of Buddhist Chanting
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: The Healing power of Buddhist Chanting

Almost a year ago I watched a documentary on Youtube about a man in China who had snake like skin problem. It is quite an interesting documentary especially for people who are of Buddhist faith. The documentary video started with the interview of a man about 30 years old who had skin that looked li...
by Kusala
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 33
Views: 4711

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

Is the image of Lord Buddha, experienced by numerous meditators after his paranibba, actually not the true and right picture of him ... :sage: I don't remember the exact Sutta, but I recall the Buddha saying after his Parinibbana, gods and men can't see him... On a different note, this article migh...
by Kusala
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karmic debt
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: Karmic debt

According to some TIbetan texts I have we have all kinds of karmic debts from having an infinite number of lives in samsara. Debts for bad deeds done, services rendered to us, other beings taking care of us as parents and so forth. These debts can lead to suffering and there are some methods for pa...
by Kusala
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 33
Views: 4711

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

It's possible that Buddha's eyes were not blue at all, but rather brown. 'Nila' translates to "dark color" in general. They could have been brown or blue. 'Nila' is the reason why Moggallana, Krishna and Shiva are often depicted as blue in Indian art. It's modern interpretation means 'blue', but it...
by Kusala
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 33
Views: 4711

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

It's possible that Buddha's eyes were not blue at all, but rather brown. 'Nila' translates to "dark color" in general. They could have been brown or blue. 'Nila' is the reason why Moggallana, Krishna and Shiva are often depicted as blue in Indian art. It's modern interpretation means 'blue', but it...
by Kusala
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 33
Views: 4711

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

So basically its a modern day corruption to have a image of the Buddha? Why is Thailand etc.. full of buddha statues if there is nothing in the cannon about making images. This is strange. I see it as a type of Buddhanusatti. But if there is no mention of his form in the pali cannon where was it ad...
by Kusala
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 33
Views: 4711

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

Are there any descriptions of how the buddha looked in the cannon? Where does this familar image of buddha come from? We can't really say what the historical Buddha actually looked like. Buddhist scriptures provides some clues, but modern day Indian genetics can sort of help us put the pieces toget...
by Kusala
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's skin colour
Replies: 71
Views: 20819

Re: Buddha's skin colour

Knowing what we know now, such as DNA and all that good stuff, it makes perfect sense... I haven't seen Indians with "forty teeth" , Most adults have 32 teeth. Among these teeth are 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars, and 12 molars (including 4 wisdom teeth). Most people have a complete set of adul...