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by Kare
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The name of the Buddha
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Re: The name of the Buddha

OK. We agree then. There is no early source giving the name Siddhattha/Siddhartha.
by Kare
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The name of the Buddha
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Re: The name of the Buddha

I am not able to find the name Siddhattha in the Mahapadanasutta or other texts from the Tipitaka. Please give a more detailed reference.
by Kare
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Book in Norwegian on Secular Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Re: Book in Norwegian on Secular Buddhism

No immediate plans - unless an English or American publisher declares interest for it.
by Kare
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Book in Norwegian on Secular Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Book in Norwegian on Secular Buddhism

My book on Secular Buddhism - in Norwegian - has just been published.
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by Kare
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The name of the Buddha
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Re: The name of the Buddha

Gotama is very frequent in the Suttas. Siddhartha/Siddhattha occurs only in the commentaries. Siddhattha can be translated as "the one who has reached the goal". It might of course be given to a baby in the hope that it should be auspicious, but it really fits the Buddha too well - so it is a reason...
by Kare
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 196205

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Kare
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Greco-Dhamma
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: Early Greco-Dhamma

Check the Greek philosopher Pyrrho. It seems he met Indian sages when he accompanied Alexander to the east, and these may well have been Buddhists. There are some books on the subject: Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia by Christopher I. Beckwith, and Pyrrhonism: Ho...
by Kare
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 593
Views: 97561

Re: Joke!!!

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by Kare
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 593
Views: 97561

Re: Joke!!!

As Buddhists, we try to be as kind as possible. But no matter how kind you are, German children will always be kinder.
by Kare
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How do Buddhists view Olympics?
Replies: 48
Views: 3807

Re: How do Buddhists view Olympics?

How do I view Olympics? Meditatively, with eyes closed.
by Kare
Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 2684

Re: New to Buddhism

Hello, and welcome, Elidala! :hello:

Ask as many questions as you like - but think for yourself before accepting any answers! :coffee:
by Kare
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Cosmic Yo-Yo
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: The Cosmic Yo-Yo

btw Postby Kare » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:44 am "…Bach Six Cello Suites…" Bach wrote suites those for viola-da-gamba, but these days they're generally played on the cello. One can see / hear that instrument in this -- first at about 25" in, and close-up at about 2':20": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l...
by Kare
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Cosmic Yo-Yo
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: The Cosmic Yo-Yo

The Cosmic Yo-Yo-therory is one of several cosmological theories. All versions of Big Bang, Cyclic Universe, Steady State and other cosmological theories have some unsolved problems, so nothing is sure yet.
But as for Yo Yos, here is my favorite Yo Yo:
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by Kare
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Beginning the Suttas.
Replies: 17
Views: 2268

Re: Beginning the Suttas.

"In the Words of the Buddha" has been recommended, and I second that. There is another very small collection of Sutta texts which contains all the essentials, and this can also be highly recommended: http://www.bps.lk/bookshop-search.php?c=00&t=10&p=1&l=1&s=2&i=the+word+of+the+buddha&a=&k=&d=&styp=l...
by Kare
Fri May 27, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 24
Views: 6079

Re: Why Read the Suttas?

Why read the Suttas? Bhikkhu Pesala gave an excellent answer to this question: Since the Buddha is no longer alive, and Arahants are extremely rare and impossible to verify, it is more important now to read the texts than it ever was. There are many cults and heretical sects that teach and practice ...