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by Kusala
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

I've been called out for cherry-picking light-skinned Indians, but the thing is, light-skinned Indians are part the ruling class. And the Buddha was part the ruling class. This is generally true, but we can be reminded also that the original ruling class in Europe who brought the Indo-European lang...
by Kusala
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

Buddha would not identify with his eyes or skin You're right...but as a "puthujjana"(run of the mill), we're still attached...people have been in awe of the physical appearance of the Buddha for centuries...look no further than the poet, Matrceta... In Praise of Form Lovely yet calming, bright but ...
by Kusala
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

Personally, I could careless whether the historical Buddha was white, green, purple; his skin color is of no importance to me. But as a student of history and practicing Buddhist, I seek the "truth" even if it goes against the mainstream narrative. I understand certain topics invoke strong emotions...
by Kusala
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

There have always been classes that thought that they were biologically superior. That's what monarchy and Royal families are! And alleged biological superiority still exists all over the world with people who claim royal ancestry. no, my friend. Biology was conformed at 18-19th centuries. In medie...
by Kusala
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

The texts say he had blue eyes so he could have had blue eyes. The texts say nīlaḥ , (black, dark-blue). In Ancient india it is mostly "black". Is black eyes even an existing eye color? And yes I agree. It could not actually say he has blue eyes. Just as Maha moggallana being described as blue skin...
by Kusala
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

[Already in its origins, those ancient Aryan tribes were diverse and with different physical appearence. And they were mixed across the times. When we arrive to Buddha times we find the obvious word "Sakya" which for sure has some relation with the ancient "Sakka". Although at that time the physica...
by Kusala
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

The Indo-European expansion to the East is not a 19-th century myth. The Scythian and other Iranic tribes are recorded by the ancient Greeks and Chinese. Are you telling me that Caucasian looking people in places like Iran all the way to Western China is nothing more than a fabrication and that blo...
by Kusala
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

Razib Khan is a well respected geneticist and an expert when it comes to Indo-European origins... if you can't afford to sit through 25:45, skip to the main point of the video, which starts at 11:40-15:40... And if you can't sit through 4 minutes, here's the main point... Yes, the Aryans were "Whit...
by Kusala
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

Marija Gimbutas Triumphant: Colin Renfrew Concedes by Carol P. Christ https://feminismandreligion.com/2017/12/11/marija-gimbutas-triumphant-colin-renfrew-concedes-by-carol-p-christ/ As a student of history you must run away when you hear words "Gimbutas" and "Kurgan theory". It's pure delusion and ...
by Kusala
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

… The OP has stated that skin color is a factor in the decision to undertake the practice. Is that why you’re so adamant about it as well? Or are you mainly interested in historical accuracy? I’m just trying to understand the significance - not for any other reason than to clarify the implication t...
by Kusala
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

Everyone who is posting here light-featured Indians (and for some reason Afghani-s -- which is a totally different story, "white" people have been living there for millennia) -- just go to India/Pakistan/Nepal and see everything with your eyes. Indians are not light-featured. All these photos is ex...
by Kusala
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

Everyone who is posting here light-featured Indians (and for some reason Afghani-s -- which is a totally different story, "white" people have been living there for millennia) -- just go to India/Pakistan/Nepal and see everything with your eyes. Indians are not light-featured. All these photos is ex...
by Kusala
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

Everyone who is posting here light-featured Indians (and for some reason Afghani-s -- which is a totally different story, "white" people have been living there for millennia) -- just go to India/Pakistan/Nepal and see everything with your eyes. Indians are not light-featured. All these photos is ex...
by Kusala
Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

My post from another thread Interesting...thanks for sharing...There's a tribal group in Pakistan called the Kalash... "The Kalasha language, also known as Kalasha-mun, is a member of the Dardic group of the Indo-Aryan languages..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalash_people https://i.ibb.co/xFwJ2...
by Kusala
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?
Replies: 155
Views: 3707

Re: Was the Buddha a blue-eyed light skinned Aryan?

My post from another thread No, the Buddha was not black. The sakkyans were indo-aryan nomads who settled in northern India, although some texts state they were not aryan but himalayan. This was probably his ethnicity https://i.imgur.com/dmrjtPr.jpg Caucasian, indian asian mix, similar to northern ...