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by Santi253
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Differentiating Buddhism from Hinduism
Replies: 67
Views: 9874

Re: Differentiating Buddhism from Hinduism

Even though I no longer believe in a theistic god, I still want to love and be loved by a power beyond myself. Reading the Lotus Sutra allows me to do this, since it presents the Buddha as loving savior of all beings. The parable of the prodigal son, as contained in the Gospel of Luke, was originall...
by Santi253
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 9025

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

It's also worth mentioning that Jimmy Dore was wrong about the Trump campaign having ties to Russia, while Rachel Maddow was right about it. Like some other Bernie supporters, he allowed his hate of Hillary Clinton to prevent him from seeing the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.
by Santi253
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 9025

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

See also this good post: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=30131#p435180 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 8/24/17 Trump helps Taliban with talk of looting Afghanistan minerals Laurel Miller, former State Department special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, talks with Rachel Maddow about...
by Santi253
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 9025

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

neo-liberal policies to protect their own incomes I'm sorry. When did Rachel Maddow support neo-liberal policies to protect her income? See the OP. The OP took Ms. Maddow out of context, as others have already demonstrated. THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 8/24/17 Trump helps Taliban with talk of looting Afg...
by Santi253
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 9025

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

David N. Snyder wrote:neo-liberal policies to protect their own incomes
I'm sorry. When did Rachel Maddow support neo-liberal policies to protect her income?
by Santi253
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 9025

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

She earns $7 million per year and has a net worth of at least $20 million. Champagne liberals tend to advocate socialist ideas for the masses and neo-liberal ideas for themselves. I don't think it's hypocritical for a wealthy person to advocate progressive policies. Someone can earn a good living w...
by Santi253
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Differentiating Buddhism from Hinduism
Replies: 67
Views: 9874

Re: Differentiating Buddhism from Hinduism

cappuccino wrote: A self isn't found in Buddhism.
You got me there.
by Santi253
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Differentiating Buddhism from Hinduism
Replies: 67
Views: 9874

Re: Differentiating Buddhism from Hinduism

If Mahāyāna "rejects" caste, why didn't Indian Mahāyāna Buddhism reject castes? I am pretty sure the Buddha himself rejected the caste system, regardless of what came afterward. ...there are Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtrāṇi identifying tathāgatagarbha with ātman. Not all Mahayana schools interpret emptine...
by Santi253
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Differentiating Buddhism from Hinduism
Replies: 67
Views: 9874

Re: Differentiating Buddhism from Hinduism

cappuccino wrote: And Buddhism has infinitely greater benefit. (Nirvāṇa)
Isn't Nirvana (Moksha) a concept in Hinduism as well?
cappuccino wrote: Although Buddhism is ascetic by comparison.
That depends on which sects of Buddhism or Hinduism one is talking about.
by Santi253
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?
Replies: 83
Views: 12729

Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?

Here is a simple way of describing the difference between Mahayana and Theravada scriptures. While the Theravada scriptures are written from the perspective of a disciple, witnessing the Buddha speak and act, the Mahayana scriptures are instead intended to help us see reality from the perspective of...
by Santi253
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada vs. Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 5327

Re: Theravada vs. Mahayana

Since early Mahayanists didn't see themselves as separate and distinct from other schools of Buddhism, why should Mahayana Buddhists view themselves as separate and distinct today? There is also no evidence that Mahāyāna ever referred to a separate formal school or sect of Buddhism, but rather that ...
by Santi253
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 9025

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

Buddha Vacana wrote:
Santi253 wrote: Videos can be taken out of context. Jimmy Dore is a pot smoking comic, not a journalist.
So...?
Does that make what he says be automatically wrong?
No, but videos can be taken out of context. We should look at Rachel Maddow's work as a whole, to see what her views really are.
by Santi253
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Native Americans & Horse Culture
Replies: 21
Views: 2244

Re: Native Americans & Horse Culture

Seems like the rapid development of the use of the horse was due to the horse's utility which radically changed the standards of living for plains indians. It would be sort of like you and your ancestors only had mopeds and then suddenly a pickup appeared......boy what a spiritual connection that w...
by Santi253
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Differentiating Buddhism from Hinduism
Replies: 67
Views: 9874

Re: Differentiating Buddhism from Hinduism

Contemporary Advaita Vedanta and contemporary Mahāyāna Buddhism are very similar, largely because of their shared history, which I would consider a positive thing. Non-Mahāyānists may have a different opinion. Contemporary Theravāda and contemporary Hinduism though, that is a bridge I would not kno...
by Santi253
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Differentiating Buddhism from Hinduism
Replies: 67
Views: 9874

Re: Differentiating Buddhism from Hinduism

Would anyone like to please share the reasons why they are Buddhist instead of Hindu? What are the main differences between Hinduism and Buddhism that attracted you to Buddhism instead? I followed Advaita for a while. After reading a biography of the Buddha, I became Buddhist, and never looked back...