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by pererin
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Christianity as a subset of Buddhism
Replies: 90
Views: 8012

Re: Christianity as a subset of Buddhism

It is also said that the Hebrew olam, as in Gen 21:33, is equivalent to the aeon ... Yes; well that, of course, nicely points up the dangers of advancing a radical theory entirely of your own confection which is based on a single word taken out of context. I won't debate the point with you, though:...
by pererin
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Día de Muertos
Replies: 17
Views: 977

Re: Día de Muertos

In the 9th century, Amalarius of Metz began the practice of remembering the dead during the celebration of All Saints; but it was the important monastery of Cluny which first commemorated the dead on 2 November. Abbot Odilo, who died c. 1048, ordered the Clunaic houses to celebrate a memorial of all...
by pererin
Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Christianity as a subset of Buddhism
Replies: 90
Views: 8012

Re: Christianity as a subset of Buddhism

With respect, I think that is a misinterpretation of αἰώνιον as it is used both in the First Gospel and generally in the Christian foundation texts; and in my view, modern scholarship would not support your conclusions. For example, in Math 19:16, 29 the unavoidable inference is that the life which...
by pererin
Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Christianity as a subset of Buddhism
Replies: 90
Views: 8012

Re: Christianity as a subset of Buddhism

I am not of the opinion that the Christian scriptures teach an eternal heaven, but rather a finite heaven. From what sources did the inspiration for that opinion come from? My own personal studies, especially into the Greek of the New Testament, e.g. "... δὲ δίκαιοι εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον" Mt 25:46 - αἰώ...
by pererin
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Scripture that is well known to those raised Buddhist
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Scripture that is well known to those raised Buddhist

My experience of American Christians is not only have they not read the bible, they are only familiar with the interpretation that their favorite pastor or politician makes. :goodpost: In my experience too, what happens is that they tend to have read brief sections of their sacred texts, very littl...
by pererin
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddha and Jesus, Is jesus a reincarnation of the Buddha?
Replies: 44
Views: 4166

Re: Buddha and Jesus, Is jesus a reincarnation of the Buddha

Around the ninth hour, Jesus shouted in a loud voice, saying אלי אלי למה עזבתני "Eli Eli lama sabachthani?" which is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46 And at the ninth hour, Jesus shouted in a loud voice, אלי אלי למה עזבתני "Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani?" which is translated,...
by pererin
Thu May 05, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Teacher fury over God comic
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Teacher fury over God comic

A bit of a historical artefact is that under the legislation framing state-provision of school education is the obligation for state schools to provide scripture lessons. Hi Ben Fascinating post. Whose particular version of scriptural exegesis (or eisegesis) are the state schools expected to provide?
by pererin
Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Teachers in South Wales (UK)
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: Teachers in South Wales (UK)

Hi Collective

I'm in West Wales - also new(ish!) to Buddhism
by pererin
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Musical Comedy of Tom Leher
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: The Musical Comedy of Tom Leher

... and who could forget his setting of the Periodic Table to 'The Major-General's Song' from Gilbert and Sullivan's 1879 comic opera 'The Pirates of Penzance'? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8dtquYDXEU&feature=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Or his introduction to New Math? ...
by pererin
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: ven. Nanamoli's opinion of Vissudhimagga
Replies: 31
Views: 3825

Re: ven. Nanamoli's opinion of Vissudhimagga

In this, Tolkien was not unlike many Englishmen of a certain type of that time, who regularly adopted a rather mannered self-deprecating or diffident attitude in regard to their work (see JRR's comments in the introduction to the second edition of Lord of the Rings ). While purporting to humility, i...
by pererin
Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders
Replies: 67
Views: 11656

Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Late spring, evening mist;
Jewelled leaves, mirrored moonlight -
My passing shadow.
by pererin
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: the matrix edited for buddhism, just for fun
Replies: 54
Views: 4550

Re: the matrix edited for buddhism, just for fun

Well, of course, Keanu Reeves did feature in both films ...
by pererin
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: the matrix edited for buddhism, just for fun
Replies: 54
Views: 4550

Re: the matrix edited for buddhism, just for fun

Isn't it interesting how Gotama is represented in this clip as addressing Mara as "Architect"?
by pererin
Thu May 20, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders
Replies: 67
Views: 11656

Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Four ennobling truths,
Eightfold path, the Way is One:
Bright star of morning.
by pererin
Thu May 20, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Re-Hi
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Re-Hi

LOL @ Ben :twothumbsup:

Diolch am y croeso!

Metta.