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by Kusala
Tue May 18, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did this modern Russian God create an early Buddhist commune in Siberia???
Replies: 19
Views: 430

Re: Did this modern Russian God create an early Buddhist commune in Siberia???

sphairos wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 12:04 pm
Bundokji wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 8:36 pm
sphairos wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 10:46 pm Looks very much like it...
Care to elaborate?
Buddha is Krshna, Krshna is Buddha.
That's what Hindus want people to believe...Ven. Dhammika has a piece on Krishna...

The Buddha Meets The Dark Lord http://sdhammika.blogspot.com/2009/07/b ... -lord.html
by Kusala
Mon May 17, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jesus is the Only Way?
Replies: 99
Views: 4203

Re: Jesus is the Only Way?

“There have been two great narcotics in European civilisation: Christianity and alcohol.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
by Kusala
Sun May 09, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 18
Views: 662

Re: The Problem With Hell

It’s seems in Christianity that whether one does good or bad deeds and thoughts, the Almighty Creator demands this: “Worship my son, Jesus, and you will NOT go to Hell. Otherwise, your phucked (either way).” Buddhism is reasonable. And odd. It sees people with bright kamma going to hell. It sees pe...
by Kusala
Sat May 08, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A supreme man
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: A supreme man

What is a supreme man ? Is there a "thing" or "something" or "someone" called Tathagata ? Is it a reality ? Pls explain what is it ! Is an arhat also a supreme man ? "And so, Anuradha — when you can't pin down the Tathagata as a truth or reality even in the present life — is it proper for you to de...
by Kusala
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jesus is the Only Way?
Replies: 99
Views: 4203

Re: Jesus is the Only Way?

JamesTheGiant wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:50 pm Maybe an evil demon in the service of Mara gave the monk this vision, and brought him back to life. Mara would love for people to convert to Christianity.
I think you're on to something...
by Kusala
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is Nirvana/Enlightenment really?
Replies: 28
Views: 1712

Re: What is Nirvana/Enlightenment really?

Is it arahantship? Is it above arahantship? Is it a place after death? Where is it? Is it a level of mental state that transcend the material / mental experience / plane / existence? Is it just a mental state? Ala, Stephen Batchelor who said "I define it as the Buddha defines it...'freedom from the...
by Kusala
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: is all meditation toxic?
Replies: 37
Views: 1235

Re: is all meditation toxic?

sphairos wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:15 pm
Kusala wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:03 pm
sphairos wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:13 pm

Did you know that Jesus actually is Buddha ?

http://jesusisbuddha.com/
Jesus is not Buddha.
Not according to the brilliant professors who determined that by impeccable scientific methods...
Yeah, and the earth is flat... :thinking:
by Kusala
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: is all meditation toxic?
Replies: 37
Views: 1235

Re: is all meditation toxic?

Uhh... Now you're quoting a Muslim son-in-law of a famous pedophile. This doesn't raise your credibility. But it is wonderful! I am pleased you found a study, instead of a YouTube video. I will read it carefully, and maybe I will even abandon meditation, and you may have saved a soul today. Does th...
by Kusala
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: A former Catholic...
Replies: 0
Views: 612

A former Catholic...

@ 5:43 - 7:18 ... Buddhist cosmology can be quite helpful...


by Kusala
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Mara be real?
Replies: 66
Views: 2599

Re: Can Mara be real?

I have always thought of Mara as part of our inner darkness, the delusion, greed, hatred that we carry around. Twice in past 20 months I have tried to develop my practice to strictest standards. When the practice gets really intense and I am present and aware, following the 8FP scrupulously, my min...
by Kusala
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Mara be real?
Replies: 66
Views: 2599

Re: Can Mara be real?

I have always thought of Mara as part of our inner darkness, the delusion, greed, hatred that we carry around. Twice in past 20 months I have tried to develop my practice to strictest standards. When the practice gets really intense and I am present and aware, following the 8FP scrupulously, my min...
by Kusala
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The comedian who remembered his past life
Replies: 0
Views: 789

The comedian who remembered his past life

Thank you, Ajahn Brahm, for sharing all these wonderful stories...

The video starts at 1:07 - 4:05...

by Kusala
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 108
Views: 101198

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...