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by Nicholas
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Yogananda on Christ's teachings
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Yogananda on Christ's teachings

With his spiritual eye Yogananda saw & communed with Christ many times. He wrote that H. Hofmann's painting came closest to what Jesus looks like. Here is the painting and an article about the devotee of Jesus, Hofmann: https://yoganandasite.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/painter-of-christ-heinrich-hofman...
by Nicholas
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Yogananda on Christ's teachings
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Yogananda on Christ's teachings

This famous Swami was a non-sectarian mystic who valued all seekers of the Divine. Here is a site that gives some of his insights into the teachings of Christ as found in the four Gospels:

http://yogananda.com.au/sc/new_testament_00.html#top
by Nicholas
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana Practice
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: Mahayana Practice

Starting with the Refuge chapter, verse 2, here are some of Bodhisattva Mipham's (d. 1912) comments: The refuge of the followers of the Great Vehicle is superior on account of four particular features: their universality, for they have undertaken to liberate all sentient beings and so on; their comm...
by Nicholas
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana Practice
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: Mahayana Practice

If I had to pick one Mahayana text that covers every aspect of doctrine, path & results, I would suggest this one - in Sanskrit titled Mahayanasutralamkara . There are two excellent English translations, with commentaries. It is a large book with the commentaries, but those comments are needed to c...
by Nicholas
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Health, wellness and fitness
Topic: Dangers of Marijuana
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Dangers of Marijuana

Just say no is the safer approach; tell your children.

https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/marijuan ... -violence/
by Nicholas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Secular Buddhism, secular Dharma
Topic: The Promise of Reward
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: The Promise of Reward

Rats never learned they were addicted. Some few people do learn and become free of such addictions.
by Nicholas
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Meghan Markle, SRF connection
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: Meghan Markle, SRF connection

Technically the Lake Shrine is in Pacific Palisades, not Malibu. Have not been there in many years, but it is a lovely place.

https://lakeshrine.org
by Nicholas
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Practicing the Perfections & Brahma-viharas
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 32
Views: 5575

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Give unto me, made lowly wise,
The spirit of self-sacrifice;
The confidence of reason give,
And in the light of truth thy bondman let me live!
Wordsworth's Ode to Duty
by Nicholas
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Practicing the Perfections & Brahma-viharas
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 32
Views: 5575

Re: In Praise of Virtue

There is a care for trifles which proceeds from love of conscience, and is most holy;
and a care for trifles which comes of idleness and frivolity, and is most base.
Ruskin
by Nicholas
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

DNS wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:36 pm

Oh, but some politicians do preach from their religions, for example G W Bush and some others quoting bible verses.
Quoting is not preaching, many bible verses are just part of older folks stock of pithy sayings.
by Nicholas
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 5
Views: 433

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.
by Nicholas
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Kamala Devi Harris
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Kamala Devi Harris

This should be moved to News; there is no Hindu Dharma forthcoming from the Senator, I predict.
by Nicholas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Secular Buddhism, secular Dharma
Topic: Classical Humanism
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Classical Humanism

Also called New Humanism, it differs mightily from humanitarianism. Irving Babbitt (d. 1933) was the main exponent of this psychological, not religious-based modern movement. Here is a survey of Babbitt's thinking:

https://isistatic.org/journal-archive/m ... /koons.pdf
by Nicholas
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 6
Views: 1946

Re: Bhagavad Gita

The link in the first post is not good anymore - here is one that is:

https://estudantedavedanta.net/Jnaneshwari.pdf
by Nicholas
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Vajrayana Buddhism
Topic: Kshitigarbha Mahasattva 108 Names
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Kshitigarbha Mahasattva 108 Names

Here is the dharani:

OṂ SUMBHA NISUMBHA / HARA CHARA / MAHĀ PĀŚHA MARUTĀ / AMOGHA VAJRA SATVA SVĀHĀ
by Nicholas
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:36 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

Witschnerd1: Someone correct me if I'm wrong. But we are supposed to use our own logic and reason in our Dharma... Women would have considered themselves to be inferior... We are not supposed to rely exclusively on our own 'logic & reason' though. Faith and other qualities are also valuable. It was...
by Nicholas
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 16
Views: 3055

Re: Victims of Communism

Reds intolerance of Christian pastor is latest example of hostility to religions. This is his goodbye letter as he heads toward jail or worse:

https://stream.org/letter-detained-chin ... ng-arrest/
by Nicholas
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to now?
Replies: 143
Views: 20929

End of A Perfect Day

At first listening it is just sentimental, but there are profound thoughts about incarnation ending & thoughts at that time, plus friendship. Written in the desert of California around 1909.

by Nicholas
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Human Rights Day
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Human Rights Day

While Leftist forces distort the general human rights of the UDHR into their own versions, is no reason to toss it aside.

https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2018/12/47365/