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Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Vasupujya
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Vasupujya

Vasupujya Swami was the twelfth tirthankara in Jainism of the avasarpini (present age). According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Vasupujya was born to King Vasupujya and Queen Jaya Devi at Champapuri in the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date...
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Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Shreyansanatha
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Shreyansanatha

Shreyansanath was the eleventh Jain Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini).[2] According to Jain beliefs, he became a Siddha - a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Shreyansanatha was born to King Vishnu and Queen Vishnu Devi at Simhapuri, near Sarnath in the Ikshvaku dynasty. ...
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Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Shitalanatha
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Shitalanatha

Shitalanatha was the tenth tirthankara of the present age according to Jainism. According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Jains believe Shitalanatha was born to King Dradhrath and Queen Nanda at Bhaddilpur into the Ikshvaku dynasty. His bir...
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Pushpadanta
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Pushpadanta

In Jainism, Puṣpadanta (Sanskrit: पुष्पदन्त), also known as Suvidhinatha, was the ninth Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini). According to Jain belief, he became a siddha and an arihant, a liberated soul that has destroyed all of its karma. Puṣpadanta, also known as Suvidhinatha, was the nint...
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Mahabharata
Replies: 14
Views: 1835

Re: Kali Yuga

Our time has many clear signs of human ethical degeneration. According to ancient India this is a recurring dark cycle called Kali Yuga. Here is a list of symptoms: https://mailchi.mp/exoticindia/hindu-temple-866753?e=1e463501ce Most of the things on that list have come true. For example: 1). Peopl...
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Chandraprabha
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Chandraprabha

In Jainism, Chandraprabha was the eighth Tirthankara of Avasarpini (present half cycle of time as per Jain cosmology). Chandraprabhu was born to King Mahasena and Queen Lakshmana Devi at Chandrapuri to the Ikshvaku dynasty. According to Jain texts, his birth-date was the twelfth day of the Posh Kris...
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Secular Buddhism, secular Dharma
Topic: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright

I tried to read it but unfortunately I got bogged down. Turns out I don't need neuroscience to convince me why Buddhism is "true". I have to do that hard work myself. :D Yeah, me either. I'm not a secular Buddhist so don't need that convincing to practice. However, some do need that convincing, so ...
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Secular Buddhism, secular Dharma
Topic: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright

Theraputic paths using meditation to reduce suffering are available everywhere. In that regard, there is nothing special about Wright's 'Truth'. With this emphasis he could just have easily written Why fill-in-the-blank is True . The permanent removal of all suffering is the unique offering of the ...
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Secular Buddhism, secular Dharma
Topic: Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright

Bestselling author Robert Wright has written a new book, Why Buddhism is true. Robert Wright, the best-selling author of The Moral Animal and The Evolution of God, has written a new book titled Why Buddhism is True. Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though. Wright isn’t proselytizing or imply...
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Suparshvanatha
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Suparshvanatha

Suparśvanātha (Sanskrit: सुपर्श्वनाथ Suparśvanātha) was the seventh Jain Tīrthankara of the present age (avasarpini). He was born to King Pratistha and Queen Prithvi at Varanasi on 12 Jestha Shukla in the Ikshvaku clan. He is said to have attained moksha at Śikharji on the sixth day of the dark half...
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Padmaprabha
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Padmaprabha

Padmaprabha, also known as Padmaprabhu, was the sixth Jain Tirthankara of the present age (Avsarpini).[1] According to Jain beliefs, he became a siddha - a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. In the Jain tradition, it is believed that Padmaprabha was born to King Shridhar and Queen ...
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Parallel Teachings of Buddha and Jesus
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Parallel Teachings of Buddha and Jesus

Pretty sure Origen believed in & taught pre-existence, if not rebirth. Also some verses imply rebirth, like when Jesus is asked if he was Elijah (or was that John the Baptist?). I believe some have suggested that John the Baptist was / is Elijah (reincarnated). Both prophesied the coming messiah, b...
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Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Fibonacci sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Fibonacci sequence

Not evidence, much less proof of a single Creator. Yet there is too much intelligent order in universal Nature to ignore it as just a superimposition by smart-ass humans. So I will go with a blend of gods & karma being the reasonable basis for it all. Karma is intent or will, thus one needs an inte...
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Fibonacci sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Fibonacci sequence

I heard someone the other day saying that the Fibonacci sequence is proof of God. Liber Abaci posed, and solved, a problem involving the growth of a population of rabbits based on idealized assumptions. The solution, generation by generation, was a sequence of numbers later known as Fibonacci number...
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Sumatinatha
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Sumatinatha

Sumatinatha was the fifth Jain Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini). Sumatinatha was born to Kshatriya King Megha (Meghaprabha) and Queen Mangala (Sumangala) at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku dynasty. His birth date was the eighth day of the Vaisakha shukla month of the Hindu calendar. Sumatinatha w...
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Avatamsaka Sutra
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

A wikipedia summary of some of the teachings: The sutra, among the longest in the Buddhist canon, is a compilation of disparate texts on various topics such as the Bodhisattva path, the interpenetration of phenomena (dharmas), the visionary powers of meditation and the equality of things in emptines...
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Secular Buddhism, secular Dharma
Topic: "Why Buddhism is True" by Robert Wright
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: "Why Buddhism is True" by Robert Wright

Sounds interesting. What are his main points? Or his conclusions, if you could summarize them?
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from egon
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Hello from egon

Welcome to DP!

:meditate:
egon wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:52 pm
Existentialism makes a lot of sense to me, so does Existential Nihlism... But I just can't ride those trains to happiness.
:D
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Abhinandananatha
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Abhinandananatha

Abhinandananatha or Abhinandana Swami was the fourth Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini). He is said to have lived for 50 lakh purva. He was born to King Sanvara and Queen Siddhartha at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku clan. His birth date was the second day of the Magh shukla month of the Indian cal...
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Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Sambhavanatha
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Sambhavanatha

Sambhavanath was the third Jain tirthankar (omniscient teaching god) of the present age (Avasarpini). Sambhavanatha was born to King Jitārī and Queen Susena at Sravasti. His birth date was the fourteenth day of the Margshrsha shukla month of the Indian calendar. Like all arihant (omniscient beings),...