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by Kusala
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gautama a.k.a. Buddha abandoning his wife and child - was it wrong?
Replies: 172
Views: 2094

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

Something has always upset me about Buddha's life. I first read his life story at about age of 7 or so. And almost four decades has passed but the nagging feeling remains. Buddha left his wife and child. They had material resources to survive but it was abandonment. How does it reflect on his chara...
by Kusala
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 105
Views: 3322

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

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by Kusala
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Catholicism and Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: Catholicism and Buddhism

Being from a Catholic background, I've noticed that there are lots of parallels and similarities in the practices and rituals of Buddhism and Catholicism. Guan Yin seems very similar to the Virgin Mary, there's confession, holy water etc Jesuits had a significant influence in trade in Asia in the 1...
by Kusala
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhist monk jumped off motorway bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Buddhist monk jumped off motorway bridge

:candle: Colin :candle:

This monk was possessed by an "asura"(demon) and nearly lost it...

by Kusala
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pretty pictures
Replies: 55
Views: 1184

Re: Pretty pictures

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by Kusala
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 86
Views: 3181

Criticism of Islam

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by Kusala
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 86
Views: 3181

Criticism of Islam

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by Kusala
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 86
Views: 3181

Criticism of Islam

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by Kusala
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 86
Views: 3181

Criticism of Islam

... That article appears to be wrong. I don't see any mention of Nalanda being destroyed in recent years. See the timeline here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalanda_University#Timeline I like Nalanda Univ., I even have a license plate frame commemorating Nalanda, but it is not the first universit...