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by Kusala
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Dhamma Poetry
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

Re: Dhamma Poetry

Hi everyone, :smile: I've taken an interest in Dhamma poetry and was wondering if any of you could recommend some poets I could check out. I don't mind which school of Buddhism it comes from, or even if it's not Buddhist but rings true (I really like some of Rumi's work). I look forward to your rep...
by Kusala
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Miscellaneous Photos
Replies: 75
Views: 61610

Re: Miscellaneous Photos

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6240/buddhamonkeyandelephant.jpg "I cannot tell A small part of the splendid lore which broke From Buddha's lips: I am a late-come scribe Who love the Master and his love of men, And tell this legend, knowing he was wise, But have not wit to speak beyond the books A...
by Kusala
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddha was 6 feet 7?
Replies: 7
Views: 10450

Buddha was 6 feet 7?

Hello Dhamma friends. Some of you may or may not find this interesting. II. Controversial points: Sugata measures. The Commentary to Sg 6 states that the Buddha's cubit — the distance from his bent elbow to the tips of his fingers — was three times that of a normal man. This puts all the sugata meas...
by Kusala
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: The Buddha With The Sapphire Eyes
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

The Buddha With The Sapphire Eyes

"Nobody knows when this statue was made; but it is certainly more than a thousand years old." ...The guide quietly went out behind me and sat on the steps of the verandah, and I was left alone with the Buddha. The face of the Buddha was quite alive; he was not looking straight at me, and yet he saw...
by Kusala
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Gandharan Buddhist Art
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Re: Gandharan Buddhist Art

I am! Let's see more photos please. Hi Alan. Here's a few more: 4th-5th century http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/9070/3150large.jpg 2nd-3rd Century http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2442/nationalmuseum.jpg 1st-2nd century http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/5497/p8160034.jpg
by Kusala
Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Origins of Mahayana
Replies: 9
Views: 3988

Re: The Origins of Mahayana

Hi I am interested in early Buddhism and the latest theories regarding the emergence of the Mahayana. Recently there have been a number of studies published and I am just wondering if anyone is up to date on all this - I just haven't got the time (or access) to read the vast amount of materials out...
by Kusala
Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Gandharan Buddhist Art
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Gandharan Buddhist Art

Hello Dhamma friends. Are there any Gandharan fans here? http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6034/buddhismandgandharaarti.jpg http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2397/buddhag.jpg http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/3866/buddhagandharaok.jpg http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/8278/gandharabhuddist.jpg
by Kusala
Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Who is your favorite great disciple?
Replies: 40
Views: 7233

Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Who is your favorite disciple of the Buddha'? I would have to say Angulimala. A mass murderer who turned his life around upon hearing the Dhamma. My favorite part of the Angulimala Sutta: Then the robber Angulimala spoke this verse to the Blessed One: 'While walking the recluse says "I have stopped...
by Kusala
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's skin colour
Replies: 71
Views: 21447

Re: Buddha's skin colour

Hi there. According to the Pali Canon, the historical Buddha is said to have "Blue Eyes". We can still find blue/green eyes amongst Northern Indians today. Few samples: If you accept the literal word of the 32 marks (and there is no indication to do so according to the Pali Canon), then the color i...
by Kusala
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha
Replies: 27
Views: 6976

Re: Captions needed for the Pictorial Biography of Buddha

Not really to my taste. They aren't to my taste either. To me they look like an attempt to "Krishna-ize" the Buddha. I'm surprised that they didn't try to depict him holding a flute while they were at it... These pictures look more similar to Hindu art than to Buddhist art to me. Shakyamuni Buddha'...
by Kusala
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's skin colour
Replies: 71
Views: 21447

Re: Buddha's skin colour

Was it dark like that of modern Indians or white as he is usually portrayed? Hi there. According to the Pali Canon, the historical Buddha is said to have "Blue Eyes". We can still find blue/green eyes amongst Northern Indians today. Few samples: http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/3253/indiantoddler.j...
by Kusala
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Hi there!

Hello fellow seekers. New member here. (: