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by Kusala
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: About Buddhist hell . .
Replies: 26
Views: 3056

Re: About Buddhist hell . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzPIeCaV-is I hadn't thought about it until Bhante Anandajoti brought it up @ 5:50 - 8:00 [/color]...could it be that God/Yahweh/Allah is none other than Mara? If we look at the old testament, God is a jealous and vengeful being...Mara is also a jealous and vengeful ...
by Kusala
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: About Buddhist hell . .
Replies: 26
Views: 3056

Re: About Buddhist hell . .

jbrooks79 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:36 am
I have this idea what Christian hell looks like, but are there pictures, or descriptions of Buddhist hell, that are reliable, from Buddha, or good sources . .
by Kusala
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How did the Buddha become tempted, beneath Bodhi . .
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: How did the Buddha become tempted, beneath Bodhi . .

jbrooks79 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:39 am
I would like to ask, what was the way Buddha was tempted under Bodhi . . I saw movie, with Christ tempted, in the desert, it was a snake, in the movie . .

Did Buddha do the same, or was it another animal . .
The Buddha's epic battle with Mara!

by Kusala
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Doubts about existence of ghosts & super natural beings
Replies: 67
Views: 9938

Re: Doubts about existence of ghosts & super natural beings

Ajahn Punnadhammo and Ajahn Sona brought up something quite interesting towards the end...
@ 32:04 - 33:40

by Kusala
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Questions on Asura (Demon) Plane of existence
Replies: 20
Views: 1463

Re: Questions on Asura (Demon) Plane of existence

I apologize if these may seem like silly questions but coming from a Catholic background I am curious to see the Buddhist viewpoint for my questions. My first question has to do with the fact that Buddhism it teaches that there are 31 planes of existence, one of them being the Asura realm of demons...
by Kusala
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Doubts about existence of ghosts & super natural beings
Replies: 67
Views: 9938

Re: Doubts about existence of ghosts & super natural beings

Aliens exist and may already be among us, says first British astronaut https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/05/aliens-exist-living-among-us-says-first-british-astronaut-space/ “...Will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen? Maybe not. It’s possible they’re right here right now...
by Kusala
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Questions on Asura (Demon) Plane of existence
Replies: 20
Views: 1463

Re: Questions on Asura (Demon) Plane of existence

I apologize if these may seem like silly questions but coming from a Catholic background I am curious to see the Buddhist viewpoint for my questions. My first question has to do with the fact that Buddhism it teaches that there are 31 planes of existence, one of them being the Asura realm of demons...
by Kusala
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Questions on Asura (Demon) Plane of existence
Replies: 20
Views: 1463

Re: Questions on Asura (Demon) Plane of existence

I apologize if these may seem like silly questions but coming from a Catholic background I am curious to see the Buddhist viewpoint for my questions. My first question has to do with the fact that Buddhism it teaches that there are 31 planes of existence, one of them being the Asura realm of demons...
by Kusala
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Political Views and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 1394

Re: Political Views and Buddhist Practice

Can having strong political views co-exist with serious pursuit of Buddhism? excess details below can be skipped I have avoided politics of my nation for about 18 months but now I need to have a view due to prevailing circumstances. By absolutely liberal terms of reference it is right wing view. Bu...
by Kusala
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board
Replies: 42
Views: 3235

Re: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board

Sorry to revive this thread, but I just started listening to his audio book The Illuminated Mind and was really getting into it...then I discover this about him and I obviously don’t want to finish the book now. It’s so damaging when Dharma teachers do stuff like this. It destroys people’s faith. I...
by Kusala
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Remembrance of past lives
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Remembrance of past lives

The following are possessed of a knowledge of their past existences: Those who are not reborn (in the human world) but proceed to the world of devas, of Brahmas, or to the regions of hell, remember their past existences. Those who die sudden deaths from accidents while in sound health may also be p...
by Kusala
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Why is Nibbana desirable?
Replies: 27
Views: 1536

Re: Why is Nibbana desirable?

Why is Nibbana desirable? It is said that Nibbana is the extinguishing of suffering. You can theoretically extinguish suffering by turning everything into nothing, but that is not desirable, at least not to the person writing this. Thank you, and may you be happy. The Nature of Nirvana King Milinda...
by Kusala
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?
Replies: 25
Views: 1415

Re: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?

Ahimsa is the central tenet of Jainism, all its other epistemology is derived from it. The Buddhist viewpoint on nonviolence is slightly more ambiguous. Nonviolence is important but not the overriding concern. Jainism is the most refined ethical system devised by human beings. Its total pacifism re...
by Kusala
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva
Replies: 19
Views: 4686

Re: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva

MissGredelin wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:56 pm
:anjali: As the title says, what are a monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva? :anjali:



Before you take the Bodhisattva Vow: Consider this!


by Kusala
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Nature if the Buddha’s Memory
Replies: 2
Views: 2775

Re: The Nature if the Buddha’s Memory

I just realized something new about recollections of past lives, despite having read it in suttas many times. Case in point. Recollection of Past Lives "With his mind thus concentrated, purified, and bright, unblemished, free from defects, pliant, malleable, steady, and attained to imperturbability...