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by 48vows
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 64
Views: 53213

Re: Adolf Hitler

a brief glace that the early sutras will show that democracy is really adharma
by 48vows
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Buddhism was spread to Arabia in Buddha's time?
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Sunaparanta

Sunaparanta is probably identical with Aparanta; the Burmese, however, identify it with the country on the right bank of the Irrawaddy River, near Pagan. Sas. Introd., p.ix. https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/sunaparanta Suppara or Supparaka. A seaport in India. It was in the Sunaparanta country ...
by 48vows
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 64
Views: 53213

Re: Adolf Hitler

most Westerners believe Buddhism is the same as Judaism, i.e., communism or equality. Sadly this is true. But it's beacsue they were raised like that and then they just add a little bit of "buddhism" to the mix. The Western political doctrine closest to political Buddhism appears to be "fascism", i...
by 48vows
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sadhguru
Replies: 59
Views: 30936

Re: Sadhguru

"we all have potential to become a Buddha" is not the same as "Each of us is already Buddha"
by 48vows
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sadhguru
Replies: 59
Views: 30936

Re: Sadhguru

StrivingforMonkhood wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:35 pm Each of us is already Buddha, dear friend. It's simply that we have failed to realize this. We are ignorant.
Does theravada accept this statement ?
by 48vows
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: covid vaccine: yea or nay?
Replies: 79
Views: 3036

Re: covid vaccine: yea or nay?

Meanwhile, I hope that the narcissistic anti-vax types won't succeed in undermining this important public health measure. People choosing not to get the vaccine doesn't stop those who want it from getting it. Me getting the vaccine doesn't really protect you from the virus. Also, is it narcissistic...
by 48vows
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Book with the Asoka pillar statments ?
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Book with the Asoka pillar statments ?

DNS wrote: Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:43 pm Yes, Ven. Dhammika has a downloadable pdf book of all the Edicts of Ashoka:
https://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?ti ... ing_Ashoka
Thanks. That is basically exactly what I was looking for.
I guess your not so bad after all
by 48vows
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Book with the Asoka pillar statments ?
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Book with the Asoka pillar statments ?

Is there a book that is a good study of King Asoka's pillar & rock statments?

Like the locations of each one with translations of the statments ?

Thank you
by 48vows
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: what happens if you take your parents off life support?
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: what happens if you take your parents off life support?

I think the difference is that euthanasia is activity ending life, while remove life support, the life ends naturally
by 48vows
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good video series on Taoism.
Replies: 27
Views: 3518

Re: Good video series on Taoism.

if anything is a taoist heart sutra it's this-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qingjing_Jing
by 48vows
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: The Buddhamas Carol - Merry Christmas Dhamma Wheel !
Replies: 14
Views: 4156

The Sutra of the Father of Christmas

I used to post this on dharmawheel before I was banned. I'ts an apocryphal mahayana sutra, but hope you will all enjoy! The Sutra of the Father of Christmas Thus have I heard, at one time the lord was staying at the north pole together with a great assembly of elves and a great assembly of reindeer....
by 48vows
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good video series on Taoism.
Replies: 27
Views: 3518

Re: Good video series on Taoism.

What taoism are you looking at ?
by 48vows
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby
Replies: 66
Views: 6341

Re: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby

These are clearly related to those mentioned in my post above about Burmese esoteric whatever buddhism. And, that's one of the many reasons why I call them Non-Theravada. I think the reason why people would use the term Theravada is because any monks practicing this would have left home with the Th...
by 48vows
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Lotus Position
Replies: 27
Views: 6791

Re: Lotus Position

Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:49 pm May be somewhat related. However, my opinion with a slightly exaggerated example would be: ... I don't think the best contortionists have the calmest minds.
Sure, but I think this is where the idea of that connection comes from