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by Sarnath
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Buddha's Son Rahula?
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Re: Buddha's Son Rahula?

Namaste Thank you both so much. I am not going to hide the truth, that I almost had to stop the temptation to cry when I learned from you that both the wife of the Buddha and His son became Arahants. This word, Arahant, is so full of power and meaning. It is the Deathless One. The link provided was ...
by Sarnath
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Buddha's Son Rahula?
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Buddha's Son Rahula?

Namaste At the age of sixteen, Siddhartha Gautama, who would later become The Buddha, married his beautiful cousin of equal age, Princess Yasodhara. It is said they had a child, Rāhula the only son of Siddhartha Gautama. It is said that after Siddharta became a Buddha, He went back to see His son Ra...
by Sarnath
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bodhgaya Blasts Sunday 07 July 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Bodhgaya Blasts Sunday 07 July 2013

Namaste and all greetings to Buddhists Sarnath and Bodhgaya have particular significance to all, and especially to Indian "culture", no matter what "faith" you follow among the religions that have birth in India. Today I only heard of the blasts in Bodhgaya, that two monks were injured, and that the...
by Sarnath
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: being nicer on here
Replies: 92
Views: 18629

Re: being nicer on here

Namaste A Forum is more approximate to a Satsang and not a book. As a satsang, it is more aligned with what the Buddha exampled in bringing Buddhahood Marga to others. Isn't it true that the Buddha did not sit out in a park under trees and with birds and deer and human souls, He did not then slap do...
by Sarnath
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discovering Buddhavamsa
Replies: 22
Views: 3025

Re: Discovering Buddhavamsa

Namaste This is very welcome information. Some Hindus believe Siddhartha is an Avatar of Vishnu. However, the 28 Buddhas in the Buddhavamsa appear according to what is intructed in your interesing reply, that each such Buddha was a self-realization of each Individual, and that one Buddha was not the...
by Sarnath
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: being nicer on here
Replies: 92
Views: 18629

Re: being nicer on here

Namaste

As a new member, I notice everything as an impression.

Manas use of the KEYBOARD is Praiseworthy!

Also, I see the love living in the post of the female member just previous to Manas.

This example of both gives a "newbie" such as me comfort to continue seeking.

In your service ....
by Sarnath
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discovering Buddhavamsa
Replies: 22
Views: 3025

Re: Discovering Buddhavamsa

Namaste Cooran (and others) and thank you for this link. I am hoping to find the full version, I am thinking someone has the source to the full version hopefully available from the internet. So now my question again is, if indeed it appears this revelation tells of the 28 Buddhas, then my question i...
by Sarnath
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discovering Buddhavamsa
Replies: 22
Views: 3025

Discovering Buddhavamsa

Namaste Today I have heard of the Buddhavamsa, which is a section of the Kshudraka Nikaya of the Sutra Pitaka. This must be a unique section, whose author is not the same as the larger scripture but who was simply documenting what was heard, and which describes 29 Buddhas of which Siddhartha was the...
by Sarnath
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: being nicer on here
Replies: 92
Views: 18629

Re: being nicer on here

Namaste Buddhists I am a new member to your forum. And an example of someone who does not know. I do not know. I would like to know. I am not a Buddhist, I am a Hindu. But nevertheless, I would like to know. I have many allegiances to India. Because of that, there is no avoiding Lord Buddha, Who aft...
by Sarnath
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Aluth Awurudda
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Happy Aluth Awurudda

Namaste

Happy Aluth Awurudda which is the Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) and Tamil New year!
It will happen 2013 14 April.
The sun moves from Meena Rashiya to Mesha Rashiya.

In your service ....
by Sarnath
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello my name is Sarnath
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Hello my name is Sarnath

Namaste Blackbird Thank you for the links. I was very happy to notice in the "learn some more about the Buddha's teachings" (where I went to first), the very first reference came from Ven. S Dhammika! I had just started reading a book "Middle Land Middle Way A Pilgrim's Guide to Buddha's India"! The...
by Sarnath
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 174
Views: 58745

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

This was originally my perspective regarding my experience within Hinduism and the negative impact of the false doctrine of birth based caste system to the hearts and minds of adherents and aspects of discrimination and shunning not only in India but worldwide including against new adherents in the ...
by Sarnath
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello my name is Sarnath
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Hello my name is Sarnath

Namaste I feel welcome already! Yes, I can see that Lord Buddha taught that all can be accepted and open to teaching dharma including those with no caste or jati. I may tell my brief story in a later post, but I have been told that I should not be allowed to even hear or certainly not allowed to rea...
by Sarnath
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello my name is Sarnath
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Hello my name is Sarnath

Namaste I am happy to join this forum and look forward to learning more about Buddhism. My interest is with Indian Buddhism from India. An important subject for me is the false doctrine that the caste system ( jati ) is ordained by the Divine or by Nature. Caste by birth concept must be reformed. Bu...