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by gingercatni
Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: wesak, why one day?
Replies: 6
Views: 384

wesak, why one day?

Hello I've often been curious why Wesak is celebrated in one day rather than 3 individual days, like other traditions. The only reference for this I can find is that the Buddhist council in Sri Lanka in 1950 made this decision, but why? Is there documented times of year for each of these aspects of ...
by gingercatni
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: buddhism brought Islam!
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: buddhism brought Islam!

You'll have to prove that. *In other words, what is your point?* No one believes Buddhism brought Islam. Hi Alan, Sorry you misunderstood me, I know Buddhism has nothing to do with Islam. I found this video by some Islam expert who says otherwise, it's absolute nonsense if you watch it. Take care S...
by gingercatni
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: buddhism brought Islam!
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

buddhism brought Islam!

Check this video out, breathtaking, as are the responses to my posts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrlE4R5Sy9U" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Oh, and yes I should not have debated with a Muslim who agrees killing gay people is the right thing to do, but sadly this person got my goa...
by gingercatni
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Over confidence in our understanding of Suttas
Replies: 121
Views: 8867

Re: Over confidence in our understanding of Suttas

I think the general view if it's not in the pali canon then it's not true point of view Theravada has is very limiting. I believe in Tara but I'm a Theravada buddhist. Just because it's not written doesn't mean it's not true
by gingercatni
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantra II
Replies: 25
Views: 3426

Re: Tantra II

[/quote] I came here to get another perspective on tantra. I was having doubts about how authentic it is. Even stating so got me a good scolding on another Buddhist website. According to some I should not even have doubts, much less talk about them openly. I wanted to know why tantra is not taught i...
by gingercatni
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Other traditions
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Re: Other traditions

Maybe you should ask the question to those who do. ... and Dhamma Wheel's sibling site, Dharma Wheel http://www.dharmawheel.net/ , would be a good place to start. :namaste: Kim I wanted a Theravada view on it, thanks. :smile: From my understanding, the Buddha was the first and most compassionate be...
by gingercatni
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Other traditions
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Other traditions

Although I practice Theravada, I'm often curious about the methods other schools adopt for practice. Kwan Yin for example who in my opinion is a made up deity, but to her believers she embodies boundless compassion. From my understanding, the Buddha was the first and most compassionate being on eart...
by gingercatni
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bad kamma
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Bad kamma

Hello gingercatni. You can’t change the past but you can safeguard the future. How you are feeling is not a wholesome mindstate to allow to continue. It is self-blame. Attanuvada-bhaya fear or danger of self-blame, feeling ashamed and guilty about what one has done. The practise Metta (LovingKindne...
by gingercatni
Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bad kamma
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Bad kamma

Please don't laugh at this, I'm being very serious. 13 years ago i had a goldfish that suddently began swimming upside down, after a while with no change and my mother who worked in a vet clinic telling me that this was not curable I added a poison to the water that killed the fish. I have always re...
by gingercatni
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: amitabha buddha
Replies: 14
Views: 2650

Re: amitabha buddha

It's a really beautiful Buddha image, but how can you be sure its Amitabha? If it's the mudra, I've seen Tibetan paintings and japanese statues of Shayamuni with the right hand in the same mudra (the vitarkamudra...the exposition of the doctrine mudra). Hi It is based on an image at Borobudur altho...
by gingercatni
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: amitabha buddha
Replies: 14
Views: 2650

Re: amitabha buddha

That statue is a wonderful Buddha - lots of character in the pose, weathering, patina, etc. I believe anyone would be happy to display it on their altar. Thankyou! Yes I really do like this Buddha image, when I look at it I'm instantly at peace. I have restored this Buddha myself which makes it ext...
by gingercatni
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: amitabha buddha
Replies: 14
Views: 2650

Re: amitabha buddha

I was just trying to keep it as authentic as possible :jumping:
by gingercatni
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: amitabha buddha
Replies: 14
Views: 2650

amitabha buddha

I've just discovered that the indonesian Buddha I restored and put on my shrine is in fact Amitabha buddha, does it matter or should i replace it?

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by gingercatni
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: old iron buddha statue
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: old iron buddha statue

i think i will just paint the face I would like to preserve it as I restored the Buddha statue I have in my shrine and I plan to bequeath it to my local museum in my will as it's over 100 years old. I know nothing can last forever, but I like trying to preserve things for other people to see. When i...
by gingercatni
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: old iron buddha statue
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: old iron buddha statue

i might just paint it, still undecided! :jumping: i'm not going to profit on it or anything by selling it, it's strictly for my home shrine, plus it looks as it was part of a large statue once it a buddha head not statue should have made that clear! I might get the gold paint and do a test on someth...
by gingercatni
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: old iron buddha statue
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

old iron buddha statue

I have just bought an old iron Buddha statue. I like iron statues simply because they tend to be much older and mark the switch to bronze that we see today. However iron rusts and the statue has flaky gold paint on its face. I can do one of two things, repaint the statue with an iron paint or seal t...
by gingercatni
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 179
Views: 52187

Re: your home altar/shrine

heres mine :tongue:

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by gingercatni
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why not ordain?
Replies: 130
Views: 17759

Re: Why not ordain?

Parents.... 1. Never mind being staunch evangelicals, they expect me to carry on the family lineage tradition...which I have resisted thus far 2. They have made it clear that I will never have their blessing nor consent for Ordination 3. So, I guess I will just have to keep supporting them until ol...
by gingercatni
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Belfast
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Hello from Belfast

Hey everyone! Thanks for the kind welcome, I'm just finding my way around here!

:group:

Scott
by gingercatni
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Belfast
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Hello from Belfast

Hi! I just thought I'd say hello since I've registered, so hello everyone! :hello: I've been practicing Theravada for a year now and it has been the best decision I have ever made. Reading scriptures is my favourite thing, it's almost like having the Lord Buddha in my house teaching me himself! I'm ...