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by Kusala
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature
Replies: 205
Views: 32711

What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Great Dhamma talk http://www.audiodharma.org/talks/audio_player/1390.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Kusala
Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddha: Aryan SuperMan?
Replies: 6
Views: 6194

Re: Buddha: Aryan SuperMan?

Hello Dhamma friends. Could this gentleman from Afghanistan be the vestige of the ancient Aryas(Aryans)?

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by Kusala
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Inspires You ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1851

Re: What Inspires You ?

I guess for many of us its a growing awareness of Dukkha that moves us to seeking its cessation, and turning to the Theravada. However many of us need inspiration from time to time to keep us putting one foot in front of the other . One thing that I find highly inspiring is to meet practitioners th...
by Kusala
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddha: Aryan SuperMan?
Replies: 6
Views: 6194

Buddha: Aryan SuperMan?

Hello Dhamma friends. Does the Lord Buddha sound like an Aryan Superman? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anv5u3QgyzQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Maybe not in the Nazi sense, but an Indo-European sense? We know from reading the early Suttas that the Lord Buddha had deep blue eyes an...
by Kusala
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Handsome Nanda
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: Handsome Nanda

Hello Dhamma friends. I came across a review link... http://middlestage.blogspot.com/2008/10/poetry-as-medicine-in-ashvaghoshas.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Poetry as Medicine in Ashvaghosha’s Handsome Nanda "This vivid and beautiful “conversion narrative” is both a story and ...
by Kusala
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Attitudes towards our Teacher — Lord Buddha
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Attitudes towards our Teacher — Lord Buddha

So far, I am aware of four essential, positive attitudes that we, the disciples of Lord Buddha, should possess towards him: 1. Worship , respect, revere, venerate, esteem, honour and pay homage to the Buddha 2. Have faith , conviction, confidence and trust in him 3. Love , adore, and admire him 4. ...
by Kusala
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Handsome Nanda
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Handsome Nanda

Nanda has it all—youth, money, good looks and a kittenish wife who fulfils his sexual and emotional needs. He also has the Buddha, a dispassionate man of immense insight and self-containment, for an older brother. When Nanda is made a reluctant recruit to the Buddha’s order of monks, he is forced t...
by Kusala
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Dhamma Poetry
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: Dhamma Poetry

Check out the Theragatha . Also worth checking out is the Therigatha, the bhikkuni's equivalent Also, check out Ryokan. Some incredible stuff The Theragatha/Therigatha is beautiful. What makes it beautiful IMO(In My Opinion) is the fact that it's just so real. You have individuals from all walks of...
by Kusala
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves
Replies: 0
Views: 1144

Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves

Hello Dhamma friends. I was wondering if anyone heard of Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves? http://i53.tinypic.com/fm6u5w.jpg http://i54.tinypic.com/2qi4cpe.jpg http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://rpmedia.ask.com/ts%3Fu%3D/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b8/Central_Asian_Buddhist_Monks.jpeg/95px-Centr...
by Kusala
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddha Statue from Norway?
Replies: 1
Views: 1712

Buddha Statue from Norway?

Hello Dhamma friends. Have anyone of you heard of the so-called "Oseberg Buddha" from Norway? http://www.vikingrune.com/2009/08/oseberg-buddha/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "One of the most interesting Oseberg discoveries is the so-called Buddha-bøtte or Buddha bucket. It is a pail...
by Kusala
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Dhamma Poetry
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

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: 67777

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: 11206

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: 1437

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: 1531

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