Maha Bodhi Temple

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Re: Maha Bodhi Temple

Post by cooran » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:01 am

Some more photos of MahaBodhi temple Bodhgaya:

http://www.photodharma.net/India/Bodhga ... abodhi.htm

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Re: Maha Bodhi Temple

Post by DNS » Wed May 11, 2016 12:54 am

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Morgan Freeman is narrating a series on National Geographic channel about the world religions and there were some nice scenes of the Maha Bodhi Temple in last Sunday's episode, "The power of miracles."

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Re: Maha Bodhi Temple

Post by Ben » Wed May 11, 2016 1:36 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
morgan freeman.jpg
Morgan Freeman is narrating a series on National Geographic channel about the world religions and there were some nice scenes of the Maha Bodhi Temple in last Sunday's episode, "The power of miracles."
What on earth is Morgan Freeman doing at Bodh Gaya?
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Maha Bodhi Temple

Post by DNS » Wed May 11, 2016 1:41 am

Ben wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:
morgan freeman.jpg
Morgan Freeman is narrating a series on National Geographic channel about the world religions and there were some nice scenes of the Maha Bodhi Temple in last Sunday's episode, "The power of miracles."
What on earth is Morgan Freeman doing at Bodh Gaya?
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/t ... n-freeman/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The show presented Buddhism pretty good. I think there are still a few more episodes in the coming weeks too.

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Re: Maha Bodhi Temple

Post by Ben » Wed May 11, 2016 1:48 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
Ben wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:
morgan freeman.jpg
Morgan Freeman is narrating a series on National Geographic channel about the world religions and there were some nice scenes of the Maha Bodhi Temple in last Sunday's episode, "The power of miracles."
What on earth is Morgan Freeman doing at Bodh Gaya?
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/t ... n-freeman/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The show presented Buddhism pretty good. I think there are still a few more episodes in the coming weeks too.
Thanks David, I'm not sure whether the series has made it here in Australia, yet. It's a relief that the presentation on Buddhism is sympathetic, and hopefully, not stereotypical.
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Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Maha Bodhi Temple

Post by SarathW » Wed May 11, 2016 11:35 am

Morgan Freeman talk about Buddhism.

https://youtu.be/w03qwdJ8uZE?list=PLtkz ... VYrmmVDObI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Maha Bodhi Temple

Post by SarathW » Sat May 21, 2016 3:53 am

This is another video.
Start at counter 40

https://youtu.be/mTCKpdMZ1hw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Maha Bodhi Temple

Post by Dhammabodhi » Tue May 24, 2016 2:13 pm

Thanks for the videos. Unfortunately he seems to be hung up on mundane miracles, much like Kevatta. Someone should recommend him to read the Kevatta Sutta, where the Buddha teaches that the Miracle of Instruction is the highest form of miracle.

If he understands the futility of mundane miracles by reading the sutta, it would be a minor instance of a miracle of instruction. :stirthepot: :woohoo:
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