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by DNS
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Secular Buddhism, secular Dharma
Topic: The Promise of Reward
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: The Promise of Reward

So desires never get satiated? Where have we heard this before?

:buddha1:

(It's good to see some scientific proof of it though, even though most of us know that already, at least academically.)
by DNS
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Engineered form of Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Engineered form of Buddhism

Yes, that's a good point. I think all major religions have made attempts at reconciling all of their sects and denominations into one 'super' denomination that is all-encompassing (as much as possible). And what results is just another form of that religion. Best to go with Chan, if that is what one...
by DNS
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Theravada Buddhism
Topic: How Do Theravada Buddhists View Extremism Within Theravada?
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: How Do Theravada Buddhists View Extremism Within Theravada?

Extremism is bad, in all religions and in politics. It tends to justify violence, it tends to believe that "the end justifies the means" and does so at all costs.

Middle way is best. :meditate:
by DNS
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

This should be moved to News; there are no Hindu Dharma teachings forthcoming from Gabbard; no more than preaching of Islam or Xtianity or Judaism from federal politicians. Too much wishful thinking by DNS, I fear. Oh, but some politicians do preach from their religions, for example G W Bush and so...
by DNS
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Kamala Devi Harris
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Kamala Devi Harris

Okay, moved it. No, not likely to hear any Hindu Dharma teaching from Senator Harris.
by DNS
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Kamala Devi Harris
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Kamala Devi Harris

Kamala Devi Harris has officially announced her POTUS 2020 run. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamala_Harris Her name, Kamala, comes from the Sanskrit word for the lotus flower. Her family lived in Berkeley, California, where both of her parents attended graduate school.[9] She was extremely close to...
by DNS
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Health, wellness and fitness
Topic: Near Death experiences
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: Near Death experiences

Article about what people say right before death: https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/01/how-do-people-communicate-before-death/580303/?utm_source=twb&fbclid=IwAR14M00lfOXX7yqfj7TNKlAPMLOX-8Qdz95leJs2gd2LXfAbkciCg6eZXm8 This is interesting: To the surprise of his family members, the life...
by DNS
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Image

Her Hindu wedding
by DNS
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

She would also be the first vegetarian president. Gabbard's first name, "Tulsi" comes from the Sanskrit Tulasi (Sanskrit: तुलसी, IAST: Tulasī; commonly Tulsī), also known as the holy basil, a plant sacred in Hinduism. During her childhood, Tulsi excelled in martial arts, and was interested in garden...
by DNS
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard has announced she will run for POTUS, 2020. Gabbard has spoken about growing up as a mixed-race girl in a multicultural and multireligious household: her father is of Samoan and European ancestry and an active lector at his Catholic church, but also enjoys practicing mantra meditation...
by DNS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Buddhism and gender equality are incompatible ideologies
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Buddhism and gender equality are incompatible ideologies

The Buddha allowed the ordination of women after he added some extra rules to protect them and to protect the Dispensation from dying out early. He also stated that they had full access to full-enlightenment. It was either the first or perhaps the second world religion to allow the ordination of wom...
by DNS
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to DP!

:beer:
by DNS
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 555
Views: 11816

Re: Jain concepts

According to the Śvētāmbara tradition of Jainism, there are five eternal substances in existence: Soul (jiva), Matter (pudgala), Space (akasha), motion (Dharma) and rest (Adharma).[166][note 7] To this list of five, the Digambara Jain tradition adds "Time" (kala) as the sixth eternal substance.[166]...
by DNS
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 555
Views: 11816

Re: Jain concepts

The dravya in Jainism are fundamental entities, called astikaya (literally, "collection that exists).[164] They are believed to be eternal, and the ontological building blocks that constitute and explain all existence, whether perceived or not.[164][165]
by DNS
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 555
Views: 11816

Re: Jain concepts

The traditional Jains, like Buddhists and Hindus, believe in the efficacy of mantras and that certain sounds and words are inherently auspicious, powerful and spiritual.[102][103] The most famous of the mantras, broadly accepted in various sects of Jainism, is the "five homage" (panca namaskara) man...
by DNS
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 555
Views: 11816

Re: Jain concepts

Jain practices include performing abhisheka (ceremonial bath) of the images.[98] Some Jain sects employ a pujari (also called upadhye) for rituals, who may be a non-Jain (a Hindu), to perform special rituals and other priestly duties at the temple.[99][100] More elaborate worship includes ritual off...
by DNS
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 555
Views: 11816

Re: Jain concepts

The basic worship ritual practised by Jains is darsana (seeing) of deva, which includes Jina,[92] or other yaksas, gods and goddesses such as Brahmadeva, 52 Viras, Padmavati, Ambika and 16 Vidyadevis (Sarasvati, Lakshmi, others).[93][94][95] The Terapanthi sub-tradition of Digambaras do not worship ...
by DNS
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 555
Views: 11816

Re: Jain concepts

Jains do not believe in a creator god, but do ritually worship numerous deities.[83] The Jinas are prominent and a large focus of this ritualism, but they are not the only deva in Jainism. A Jina as deva is not an avatar (incarnation) in Jainism, but the highest state of omniscience that an ascetic ...
by DNS
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 555
Views: 11816

Re: Jain concepts

There are many rituals in Jainism's various sects. According to Dundas, the ritualistic lay path among Śvētāmbara Jains is "heavily imbued with ascetic values", where the rituals either revere or celebrate the ascetic life of Tirthankaras, or mendicants, or progressively get closer to psychologicall...
by DNS
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jain concepts
Replies: 555
Views: 11816

Re: Jain concepts

The ultimate aim of such yoga and meditation is to pave the way for the spiritual elevation and salvation of the soul. Some yogis develop their own methods for meditation.