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by Kusala
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva
Replies: 19
Views: 4891

Re: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva

MissGredelin wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:56 pm
:anjali: As the title says, what are a monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva? :anjali:



Before you take the Bodhisattva Vow: Consider this!


by Kusala
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Nature if the Buddha’s Memory
Replies: 2
Views: 2843

Re: The Nature if the Buddha’s Memory

I just realized something new about recollections of past lives, despite having read it in suttas many times. Case in point. Recollection of Past Lives "With his mind thus concentrated, purified, and bright, unblemished, free from defects, pliant, malleable, steady, and attained to imperturbability...
by Kusala
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Pride!
Replies: 0
Views: 1057

Pride!

"I was drunk with the intoxication of my birth, wealth, & sovereignty. Drunk with the intoxication of my body's build, coloring, & form, I wandered about, regarding no one as my equal or better, foolish, arrogant, haughty, my banner held high. I — disrespectful, arrogant, proud — bowed down to no o...
by Kusala
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 38
Views: 10095

Re: Adolf Hitler

HITLER - BUDDHA - KRISHNA An unholy alliance from the Third Reich until the present day http://www.trimondi.de/H-B-K/inhalt.hi.en.htm "Even before the outbreak of war attempts were made by a number of the above-mentioned Nazi ideologues to identify Hitler as the latest link in an Indo-Aryan chain o...
by Kusala
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Satva
Replies: 30
Views: 6477

Re: Satva

:candle:
by Kusala
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Suttas about castes
Replies: 10
Views: 2643

Re: Suttas about castes

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/snp/snp.1.07.piya.html Possibly we can quote some more literal suttas that support the caste system: Hindu-style outcastes: And what, mendicants, is a hopeless person? It’s when some person is reborn in a low family—a family of outcastes, bamboo-workers, ...
by Kusala
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 615
Views: 38190

Re: Monastics and suicide

cappuccino wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:55 pm
Kusala wrote:One might argue that the Buddha intentionally committed suicide
he lived until his right time to die

hence it's an argument against suicide
That's not the point...
by Kusala
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 615
Views: 38190

Re: Monastics and suicide

To kill oneself seems to fail at dhamma, at a critical point. I would think that dhamma would teach one to die well to ensure a favourable rebirth? This, combined with your other posts: I'm not sure what you're talking about. Are you saying that some particular monastic who committed suicide did so...
by Kusala
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2775

Re: What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"?

Hi. What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"? Is it about the decline of dharma? About lack of belief? About decline in morality? :anjali: Buddhist Prophecies of the 21st Century and Beyond https://palisuttas.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/buddhist-prophecies-of-the-21st-century/ "...At that t...
by Kusala
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 38
Views: 10095

Re: Adolf Hitler

My understanding of this subject is very rudimentary. So I may be referring to “my understanding” repeatedly. I trust that there are members here with sophisticated knowledge of the subject. Adolf Hitler took acquisition of many Buddhist concepts. In fact, Mr. Nietzsche had a few opinions on Buddhi...
by Kusala
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: In remembrance of Bhikkhu Samahita
Replies: 42
Views: 8085

Re: In rememberance of Bhikkhu Samahita

:candle:
by Kusala
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 10242

Re: Religion of peace

Dan74 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:59 pm
Summary:

Islam - bad.
Buddhism - good.
https://www.scribd.com/document/3813236 ... f-Mohammad
by Kusala
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 10242

Re: Religion of peace

However, I lived in a 60% Muslim country for two years for work. Fine place and I made friendships with people of all beliefs. If you think so , fines . I don't have to migrate to Muslims country , I live here with majority Muslims . I don't want to migrate to any country either . I am not well equ...
by Kusala
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 10242

Re: Religion of peace

However, I lived in a 60% Muslim country for two years for work. Fine place and I made friendships with people of all beliefs. If you think so , fines . I don't have to migrate to Muslims country , I live here with majority Muslims . I don't want to migrate to any country either . I am not well equ...
by Kusala
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Religion of peace
Replies: 69
Views: 10242

Re: Religion of peace

However, I lived in a 60% Muslim country for two years for work. Fine place and I made friendships with people of all beliefs. If you think so , fines . I don't have to migrate to Muslims country , I live here with majority Muslims . I don't want to migrate to any country either . I am not well equ...