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by Kusala
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 82
Views: 3190

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: 68
Views: 13887

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: 68
Views: 13887

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: 784

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: 10642

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: 26318

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: 940

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: 7946

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...
by Kusala
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 10642

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

The original article posted on this thread is superficial & often in error thus will probably add more fuel to the fire rather than help. Agree. The biggest problem today is that we trying to solve the present problem with the baggage of the past. What we should talk about is not what happened thou...
by Kusala
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'
Replies: 47
Views: 7946

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

Hi Are the Buddha's eyes actually blue, dark-blue or black, which is in fact the same Pali word ‘niila’? Thomas I don't know, but I assume the Buddha would have looked like these Indians. http://i64.tinypic.com/2q058p0.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/219xhlc.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/35clna1.jpg http:/...
by Kusala
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Ven. Dhammanando Appreciation Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1366

Re: Ven. Dhammanando Appreciation Thread

To Ven. Dhammanando and all the Bhikkhus for keeping the Triple Gem alive... :anjali:
by Kusala
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'
Replies: 47
Views: 7946

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

The Buddha, being from Nepal, was of the Mongoloid race. The Kirats were the ruling people of ancient Nepal: Kirata Kingdom (Kirat) in Sanskrit literature and Hindu mythology refers to any kingdom of the Kirata people, who were dwellers mostly in the Himalayas (mostly eastern Himalaya). They took p...
by Kusala
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The “Elephant Whisperer”
Replies: 0
Views: 375

The “Elephant Whisperer”

“She took another step forward. I could see her tense up again, preparing to snap the electric wire and be out, the rest of the herd smashing after her in a flash. “I was in their path, and would only have seconds to scramble out of their way and climb the nearest tree. I wondered if I would be fas...