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by DNS
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Lotus pix
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Lotus pix

Nice pics!

And a great flower, with the great simile meaning. :meditate:
by DNS
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Sri Lanka Bombings
Replies: 2
Views: 10

Re: Sri Lanka Bombings

tlxxxviii wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:11 am
At what point in a human life does dukkha (and nibbida) become self-evident? Is the hearing of the dhamma a precondition or a result?
Birth, that's why we come out kicking and screaming. :tongue:
by DNS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: hindu buddist ?
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: hindu buddist ?

can you be both hindu and buddhist at the same time ? Yes, I think so. There are some forms of Buddhism that are very similar to Hinduism, for example Tantric Buddhism and some other forms of Mahayana Buddhism. Hinduism comes in many different varieties, so I suppose it might make a difference as t...
by DNS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: Forum activity
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Forum activity

Conflict or at least animated back & forth is what seems to appeal to most. Avoiding boredom/craving excitement is a major driver for most of we humanoids. If a place or site or person or idea does not fill the bill of no tedium/yes thrill - then it is avoided. This is true, unfortunately. I've see...
by DNS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: Forum activity
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Forum activity

The forum definitely needs some enlivening and new members. I'll keep checking in and posting as long as it's around though. There are other comparative religion forums out there but they did to be big and wild and I like being able to discuss religious topics as a Christian with a small group of k...
by DNS
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Religious nones are the new #1
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Religious nones are the new #1

But nah, Atheists won't worry about this. The whole point of Atheism is to not think about stuff like this. You don't have to make difficult choices when a police state makes them for you. :D Interesting points. In light of this post, it appears you were being sarcastic in this topic: https://dharm...
by DNS
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: YHWH, The Divine Council = The Devas
Replies: 21
Views: 270

Re: YHWH, The Divine Council = The Devas

I have written about this in some parts of my book I wrote: https://thedhamma.com/ Thanks for this! And speaking of fascinating, weird things—I spent about 5 years in Las Vegas. My parents are still in Aliante. Yow! Cool, small world. :thumbsup: You are in Riyadh right now? As in Saudi Arabia? I as...
by DNS
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Religious nones are the new #1
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Religious nones are the new #1

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/13/us/no-religion-largest-group-first-time-usa-trnd/index.html For the first time "No Religion" has topped a survey of Americans' religious identity, according to a new analysis by a political scientist. The non-religious edged out Catholics and evangelicals in the long-r...
by DNS
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: YHWH, The Divine Council = The Devas
Replies: 21
Views: 270

Re: YHWH, The Divine Council = The Devas

That is correct, the hebrew word elohim actually means "gods" not a singular God as many believe. It was translated that way (God with a capital G) to make the "God" more universal. In original biblical hebrew the god of Israel was their god, but the Israelites probably believed there were other oth...
by DNS
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: deletion of own posts
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: deletion of own posts

Okay, updated editing and deleting time up to 12 hours.
by DNS
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism, engaged Dharma
Topic: Supporting the LGBT community
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Supporting the LGBT community

Edwardsar wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:07 am
Now Is the Time to Start Talking About Racism in the LGBT Community
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by DNS
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Reincarnation with a soul
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Reincarnation with a soul

I've changed a lot since I was born 50 years ago (not all for the better), but I'd still say I was "me". how long does it take in Buddhism for that "me" to fundamentally change also? Really? Do you have picture of what you looked like 50 years ago? Do you look the same? :tongue: Were you Buddhist 5...
by DNS
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Reincarnation with a soul
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Reincarnation with a soul

Does anyone think it is possible to be a Buddhist if you think its possible that the atman is something that might last a very, very long time, but not infinitely? Interesting idea. In all the anatta / anatman debates I've read over the years, I don't think I've seen that proposed. It sounds simila...
by DNS
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Reincarnation with a soul
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Reincarnation with a soul

The dilemma for Buddhism and for which even many Buddhists struggle; is that if there is no soul -- then how does rebirth take place? There are a number of analogies and descriptions Buddhists give to help people with this issue.

Flame on a candle, etc.
by DNS
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Reincarnation with a soul
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Reincarnation with a soul

The Western wisdom states that we have a soul, the Eastern wisdom states that we reincarnate - is it possible to reconcile the two views? Could we have a soul as well as reincarnate? Most Dharmic traditions say there is a soul and we reincarnate (Hindu, Jain, Sikh, etc). I believe it's only Buddhis...
by DNS
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pi Day!
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Pi Day!

today is Pi Day! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi_Day https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/Pi_pie2.jpg Life of Pi is one of my favorite movies of all-time. https://cdn.psychologytoday.com/sites/default/files/styles/image-article_inline_full/public/blogs/3339/2012/11/111755-109583.jpg?...
by DNS
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: buffet style buddhism
Replies: 0
Views: 134

buffet style buddhism

From a new article just out: I ran some of their insights by an expert in Buddhism, David McMahan at Franklin and Marshall College, who said some of these Western interpretations are slightly morphed from Buddhism’s original cultures and contexts. Buddhism carries with it a set of values and morals ...
by DNS
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: A Journey Into the Animal Mind
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: A Journey Into the Animal Mind

:thumbsup: Good article; includes talk on ahimsa and the science of consciousness. Just from the behavior / actions of animals, it appears they do have consciousness, perhaps it's like intelligence (although not the same) with there being degrees of consciousness in all animals.
by DNS
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: Forum activity
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Hello everyone

https://dhammawheel.com/ 105 to 120 active topics last 7 days (some topics only visible when logged-in, pers. exp) https://dharmawheel.net/ 105 to 120 active topics last 7 days (some topics only visible when logged-in, pers. exp, Open Dharma) https://dharmawheel.org/ 10 active topics last 7 days htt...