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by Kusala
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 105
Views: 7447

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

My fellow Buddhists, this is a must listen... Many thanks, Kusala, it is indeed very interesting. I could only listen to about a third of it, but will return to it later. I'd never heard a sustained exposition which blamed the Muslims before; obviously, the media in the West are keen to portray thi...
by Kusala
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Muslims, Islam, U.S.A and Europe
Replies: 99
Views: 5778

Re: Muslims, Islam and Europe

Muslim population to grow in Europe, as cultivated by European governments (who should bear any warranted blame rather than Muslims). Not just European governments, but idealistic, welcome-all, politically correct European people, and lukewarm European people who don't stand for anything. Even a po...
by Kusala
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 105
Views: 7447

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

My fellow Buddhists, this is a must listen...
by Kusala
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 105
Views: 7447

The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

You won't hear this from the mainstream media. It's not about the right or left, in my opinion, it's about the truth.

by Kusala
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's skin colour
Replies: 71
Views: 16656

Re: Buddha's skin colour

Anyway, this blue eyed Nepali Sadhu should offer a pretty convincing argument that the historical Buddha had blue eyes. Hi Kusala Can you please explain how a random picture of a "blue eyed Nepali Sadhu" offers a "pretty convincing argument that the historical Buddha had blue eyes"? Can you really ...
by Kusala
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Muslims, Islam, U.S.A and Europe
Replies: 99
Views: 5778

Re: Muslims, Islam and Europe

:goodpost: Everything changes, becomes something else. This is Buddhism 101. Nothing stays the same - not the individual, not things, certainly not countries and cultures. Society is not some fixed, static thing. Not a stone but a river. People are being alarmist with respect to what is really a na...
by Kusala
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 13189

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

What's interesting is the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Muslim countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, but they aren't given citizenship...but a Buddhist country is supposed to? UN committee urges Myanmar to give citizenship to Rohingyas http://abcnews.go.co...
by Kusala
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 82
Views: 4275

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

So-called Rohingya refugees. Hmm, Is he taking a selfie?

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It's amazing what a little research can do...

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by Kusala
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's skin colour
Replies: 71
Views: 16656

Re: Buddha's skin colour

People claiming to be Sakyas still live along the southern edge of Nepal and in small communities in India , around Sankasia for eg. But I think intermarriage down thru the centuries have largely diluted physical features of their ethnicity. Ven.Phra-Anil-Sakya.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/sqm3c7.jpg...
by Kusala
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's skin colour
Replies: 71
Views: 16656

Re: Buddha's skin colour

Modern people are so fearful of being perceived as Racist ( there, I mentioned the elephant in the room), that any mention of skin colour is whispered only with extreme sensitivity. But there is absolutely nothing wrong with being curious of how the founder of our religion looked like. Yes, he's As...
by Kusala
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddhist Prophecies of the 21st Century and Beyond
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Buddhist Prophecies of the 21st Century and Beyond

"...At that time, the world will be divided between the “barbarian dharma” and Buddhism. The barbarian dharma, about which we can only speculate since it is so far in the future, will then wage a war of final annihilation on the dharma, but its own karma will return upon it and destroy it, resultin...
by Kusala
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 13189

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

What's interesting is the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Muslim countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, but they aren't given citizenship...but a Buddhist country is supposed to? UN committee urges Myanmar to give citizenship to Rohingyas http://abcnews.go.com...
by Kusala
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 33441

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

A council in Britain is taking action to crack down on “Islamophobia” in response to some parents refusing to send their children on mosque visits arranged by schools. http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/11 ... ue-visits/
by Kusala
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Animal Rebirth
Replies: 20
Views: 1099

Re: Animal Rebirth

There’s a notable Chinese monk who claimed that animals are fragments of people, i.e. one human can reborn as multiple animals, and vice versa, multiple animals merge to reborn as one human. He said that animals are stupid due to this ‘soul’ split phenomenon. This does not sound right though I coul...
by Kusala
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'
Replies: 47
Views: 8936

Re: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'

I did some research on the subject and concluded that the Buddha, without a shadow of a doubt, was an Aryan. The Pali Cannon describes the Buddha as tall, handsome, blue eyed...from Afghanistan to Northern India, you find people that could possibly be the descendants of the ancient Aryans... Yes, h...