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by Kusala
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: A different kind of warrior
Replies: 2
Views: 253

A different kind of warrior

"...Unto this came I, and unto this all nights and days have led me; for I will not have that crown which may be mine: I lay aside those realms which wait the gleaming of my naked sword my chariot shall not roll with bloody wheels from victory to victory, till earth wears the red record of my ...
by Kusala
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yellow Page Teachings - Ajahn Jayasāro
Replies: 132
Views: 4634

Re: Yellow Page Teachings - Ajahn Jayasāro

Alino wrote: Sat Jul 23, 2022 7:15 am Saadhu sadhu sadhu !😊🙏

Dear friends, as I'am about to going to WPN for ordination, my good friend Sequeller will share with you Yellow Page Teachings and their transcriptions 😊🙏👍

Thank you 🙏🙏🙏😊
With metta
:anjali:
by Kusala
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Angels writing
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Angels writing

Hello all some years ago i read the Quran and it says that every time you do a good deed a deva writes it in golden leaf, then i read another ancient buddhist book of Phra Malai and it also said that devas write your good and bad deeds. What is your opinion? Thank you. Have you heard of Ajahn Achal...
by Kusala
Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was Buddha a royal?
Replies: 50
Views: 1458

Re: Was Buddha a royal?

What caste is he? The Buddha was part of the warrior caste aka the ruling class of ancient India. What's interesting is that even though the Sakyan republic was a vassal of Kosala, the Sakyans saw themselves as "superior" to Kosala...can you imagine being the ruler of a powerful kingdom a...
by Kusala
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was Buddha a royal?
Replies: 50
Views: 1458

Re: Was Buddha a royal?

For those interested, I found this interesting paper which talks about some of the customs of the ancient Kings at the time of the Buddha. Ambapali of Vaishali , Buddha of Kapilvastu and Kings of their time https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348077846_Ambapali_of_Vaishali_Buddha_of_Kapilvastu...
by Kusala
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: voices of the wandering wind
Replies: 1
Views: 98

voices of the wandering wind

"We are the voices of the wandering wind, Which moan for rest and rest can never find; Lo! as the wind is so is mortal life, A moan, a sigh, a sob, a storm, a strife. Wherefore and whence we are ye cannot know, Nor where life springs nor whither life doth go; We are as ye are, ghosts from the ...
by Kusala
Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Astral Projection/Out of Body Experiences
Replies: 56
Views: 1996

Re: Astral Projection/Out of Body Experiences

I've practiced Theravada Buddhism for years and I've also been having out of body experiences since I was a teenager. I'm curious on your opinions of astral projection and how it can influence one's practice of Buddhism. In my experience, meditation while in the out of body state in on a completely...
by Kusala
Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Miscellaneous Photos
Replies: 129
Views: 245770

Re: Miscellaneous Photos

Thanks to the ancient Greeks...

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by Kusala
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The True Hero
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: The True Hero

‘The hero acts alone, without encouragement, relying on conviction and his own inner resources. Shame does not discourage him; neither does obloquy. Indifferent to approval, reputation, wealth, love, he cherishes only his personal sense of honor, which he permits no one else to judge…Guided by an i...
by Kusala
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The True Hero
Replies: 5
Views: 266

The True Hero

‘The hero acts alone, without encouragement, relying on conviction and his own inner resources. Shame does not discourage him; neither does obloquy. Indifferent to approval, reputation, wealth, love, he cherishes only his personal sense of honor, which he permits no one else to judge…Guided by an i...
by Kusala
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Fundamentalist Christian & Buddhist Monk
Replies: 3
Views: 365

The Fundamentalist Christian & Buddhist Monk

Thank you, Ajahn Brahm...this gets me every time...

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by Kusala
Mon Jun 06, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was Buddha a royal?
Replies: 50
Views: 1458

Re: Was Buddha a royal?

What caste is he? The Buddha was part of the warrior caste aka the ruling class of ancient India. What's interesting is that even though the Sakyan republic was a vassal of Kosala, the Sakyans saw themselves as "superior" to Kosala...can you imagine being the ruler of a powerful kingdom a...
by Kusala
Sat May 14, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian heaven vs buddhism described heavens
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: Christian heaven vs buddhism described heavens

judgment day, etc. weren't even Christian concepts to begin with... “Everyone, deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come.” — Haruki Murakami I think this wonderful quote encapsulates the essence of the Buddha "Sasana"... "Buddha was not angry with the world. H...
by Kusala
Thu May 05, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian heaven vs buddhism described heavens
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: Christian heaven vs buddhism described heavens

asahi wrote: Mon May 02, 2022 12:04 pm No , i am still very buddhist :jumping:
Christian heaven as described appear not as superior as rupa loka though .
Christianity is pretty much a copy of Zoroastrianism, IMO. Satan, heaven and hell, judgment day, etc. weren't even Christian concepts to begin with...