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by Kusala
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 76
Views: 92246

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Matrceta's Hymn to the Buddha An English Rendering of the Satapañcasatka by Ven. S. Dhammika In Praise of Arduous Deeds Fatigue, loss of the joy of solitude, the company of fools, the press of the crowd and the pairs of opposites: all these discomforts you endure as if they were blessings. With min...
by Kusala
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 64
Views: 54112

Re: Adolf Hitler

Ariyan means indian race but it refers to other meaning too According to geneticist, David Reich, Indians are basically made up of 2 groups: Ancestral North Indians and Ancestral South Indians, or ANI and ASI. ' "These two groups were, as Reich explains in his new book, “as different from each othe...
by Kusala
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?
Replies: 59
Views: 50391

Re: devas visited indian people ancient time but not now?

ancient time in india both in hindu as well as buddhist tradition, devas visited them to tell even small matter but now no one sees them nor deva appear before them voluntierly. why is this ? We've been hearing a lot about "aliens" lately...perhaps these aliens are really "devas"? Former Israeli sp...
by Kusala
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What miraculous healing (or any interesting miracle) have you witnessed, or heard from credible source?
Replies: 25
Views: 6713

Re: What miraculous healing (or any interesting miracle) have you witnessed, or heard from credible source?

Here is Ajahn Nyanadhammo talking about a fellow monk who was able to recall 17 lifetimes...


@ 1:09:38 -1:13:00

by Kusala
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What miraculous healing (or any interesting miracle) have you witnessed, or heard from credible source?
Replies: 25
Views: 6713

Re: What miraculous healing (or any interesting miracle) have you witnessed, or heard from credible source?

Listening to this monk talk about his father's near death experience made me extremely grateful...

@51:17-59:15

by Kusala
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddhist practice as a monastic in another religion?
Replies: 27
Views: 11667

Re: Buddhist practice as a monastic in another religion?

Opinions will be greatly appreciated. Lots of original/historical Christian monasticism & Sufi mysticism appeared to be Buddhism in disguise. The bottom line is you will still have to find a Christian monastery that accommodates mysticism rather than superstition. Once this can be done then in comm...
by Kusala
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddhist practice as a monastic in another religion?
Replies: 27
Views: 11667

Re: Buddhist practice as a monastic in another religion?

No it's not ok to lie in order to be given food. People give according to their faith. If one not being a Buddhist, not planning to train according to Buddhist manuals, if ordained as a Buddhist to get food, maintained appearance and ate almsfood given in good faith, then that one is a thief imo. I...
by Kusala
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Attacks by non-humans?
Replies: 30
Views: 5735

Re: Attacks by non-humans?

The first thing that comes to mind is a bear mauling (I don't actually know if bears live in India at all) or a tiger mauling. That would be by a non-human. "Non-humans" is amanussā, just "humans" with the negatory a- prefix. Thanks. My first assumption was that it referred as you suggest to animal...
by Kusala
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Attacks by non-humans?
Replies: 30
Views: 5735

Re: Attacks by non-humans?

The first thing that comes to mind is a bear mauling (I don't actually know if bears live in India at all) or a tiger mauling. That would be by a non-human. "Non-humans" is amanussā, just "humans" with the negatory a- prefix. Thanks. My first assumption was that it referred as you suggest to animal...
by Kusala
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Hell Planet
Replies: 19
Views: 10925

Hell Planet

All of the sudden planet earth doesn't seem too harsh...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... -ever.html
by Kusala
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: Help!

Hi. I'm wondering... for Buddhists and Theravada Buddhism I'm particular, are there any beings, deities, spirits to pray to or invoke if you are in some sort of trouble? I've heard 'paritta'? chanting can help with some things... What is that? How does it help? Thank you :) Sacca-kiriya has nothing...
by Kusala
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 45
Views: 39513

Re: death of forum member dylanj

:candle:
by Kusala
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The European Pagan Connection
Replies: 22
Views: 23038

Re: The European Pagan Connection

Population genetics, anyone? No Romans Needed to Explain Chinese Blondes https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/no-romans-needed-to-explain-chinese-blondes "For years the residents of the remote north western Chinese village of Liqian have believed they were special. Many of the villagers hav...
by Kusala
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The European Pagan Connection
Replies: 22
Views: 23038

Re: The European Pagan Connection

Interesting article... Indians and Europeans share a milky past https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/indians-and-europeans-share-a-milky-past "Previous studies had shown that lactase persistence had evolved at least four times in the last 10,000 years, independently in Europe, the Middle East and Afr...
by Kusala
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Therapy & Theravada?
Replies: 1
Views: 7122

Therapy & Theravada?

Fascinating talk...starts @ 4:55 - 8:33...Therapy has its root in Theravada?

Ajahn Brahm is a wealth of knowledge, but do we have any sources to back up his claim?