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by Nicholas
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: India's Muslims

This is ironic, considering that India's Muslims are largely peaceful. Brush up on your history. Pakistan & Bangladesh used to be India, but belligerent Islamics demanded two nations cut out of India. The bloodshed was great. I would imagine that the moderate Muslims who wanted peace with other rel...
by Nicholas
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India's Muslims
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: India's Muslims

Presto Kensho wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:00 pm

This is ironic, considering that India's Muslims are largely peaceful.
Brush up on your history. Pakistan & Bangladesh used to be India, but belligerent Islamics demanded two nations cut out of India. The bloodshed was great.
by Nicholas
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lucy - Time is Unity
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Lucy - Time is Unity

I saw it and was disappointed, but not surprised, by the typical plot of a physical basis for her transformation.
[Lucy] gains psychokinetic abilities when a nootropic drug is absorbed into her bloodstream.
by Nicholas
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Pagan religions
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 88
Views: 158464

During WW II some Theosophists used radio to try and offset a little of the hatred in the atmosphere.

https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/fo ... ghai-i.htm
by Nicholas
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Cartoons
Replies: 3
Views: 14063

Re: Cartoons

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by Nicholas
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: 180 Artefacts Discovered in Bodhisattva Manjusri Statue
Replies: 1
Views: 1717

Re: 180 Artefacts Discovered in Bodhisattva Manjusri Statue

This fact is why many statues of buddhas & bodhisattvas are holy - more than mere artwork. With relics from Sages & Dharma writings inside, plus the usual blessing by high Sangha members, they are worthy of reverence.
by Nicholas
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 25
Views: 38838

Re: Victims of Communism

Paul Kengor's droll Dedication to his Guide to Communism : To the countless millions who suffered and died at the hands of the idiotic, insane, ignorant, asinine, lying, conniving, criminal, horrific, destructive, dehumanizing, diabolical, bloody, brutal, barbarous, ridiculous, pernicious, atrocious...
by Nicholas
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 25
Views: 38838

Re: Victims of Communism

Finding Courage is the documentary on one Chinese families' horrors imposed by CCP regime:

https://www.moderntimes.review/the-agon ... for-truth/
by Nicholas
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: SRF Temple, Malibu, California
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Re: SRF Temple, Malibu, California

Here is a link to some of the other beautiful temples of SRF:

https://yogananda.org/locations-temples ... ts-ashrams
by Nicholas
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Bhagavad Gita 2; 11-25
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Re: Bhagavad Gita 2; 11-25

Swami Paramananda's translation: The Blessed Lord said: Thou hast been mourning for those who should not be mourned for and yet thou speakest (apparent) words of wisdom; but the truly wise mourn not either for the dead or for the living. [11] It is not that I have never existed before, nor thou, nor...
by Nicholas
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Vajrayana Buddhism
Topic: The Shingon-shu Goma
Replies: 5
Views: 12076

Re: The Shingon-shu Goma

Since there are only blank videos above, here is a little Wiki about this sacred fire ceremony. Goma Fire Ritual[edit] Main article: Homa Main article: Shugendō A Goma ritual performed at Chushinkoji Temple in Japan The Goma (護摩) Ritual of consecrated fire is unique to Esoteric Buddhism and is the m...
by Nicholas
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Ramalinga Pillai (1823-?)
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Ramalinga Pillai (1823-?)

DNS wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:08 am
Is this the same guru?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venkatara ... gam_Pillai
No, compare birth dates. Here is more about Pillai:

http://vallalar.org/english
by Nicholas
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Sikhism
Topic: Sikhism resources
Replies: 1
Views: 12644

Re: Sikhism resources

by Nicholas
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Secular Buddhism, secular Dharma
Topic: Secular Dharma resources
Replies: 1
Views: 1702

Re: Secular Dharma resources

Do not know if this movement has grown since 2016. I hope not. Here is the FAQ.

https://secularbuddhism.org/faq/
by Nicholas
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: Unanswered Topics
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Unanswered Topics

At present there are 11 pages of them. I am going to try and respond to those that are not mine, instead of starting another new one.

Of course, as long as there are only 4 or 5 regulars, that will not mean much. So try to encourage others to post here.
by Nicholas
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Astral sex and alien DNA: Who is the doctor behind the misleading COVID-19 video shared by Donald Trump?
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Astral sex and alien DNA: Who is the doctor behind the misleading COVID-19 video shared by Donald Trump?

She is only one of many doctors (and not the leader) whose practice curing the CCP virus leads them to speak out against the fear-mongering promoted by others.
by Nicholas
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Pagan religions
Topic: G. de Purucker (d. 1942)
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: G. de Purucker (d. 1942)

Men have planning and tricky minds, and when planning and tricky minds are endowed with reason, we have tyranny, religious, social, political, any kind. We have, I say, tyranny: the attempt by minority, or by majority, or the one upon the many, or the many upon the one, to impose ideas and thoughts...
by Nicholas
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Pagan religions
Topic: G. de Purucker (d. 1942)
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: G. de Purucker (d. 1942)

His boyhood view of Nature: It seemed to me in those days, to express it in the thoughts of my boyhood, as if all nature were in silent prayer. I saw majesty, ineffable wisdom, everywhere because I felt it within me, undeveloped of course, but the germ was in me because I am a child of the gods. The...
by Nicholas
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Pagan religions
Topic: G. de Purucker (d. 1942)
Replies: 2
Views: 118

G. de Purucker (d. 1942)