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by Nicholas
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Human Rights Day
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Human Rights Day

Some background and what progress has been made or not made.

http://www.standup4humanrights.org/layo ... igures.pdf
by Nicholas
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Human Rights Day
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Human Rights Day

Preamble Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the consc...
by Nicholas
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Human Rights Day
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Human Rights Day

On 10 December, 70 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights came into being. It is still a guide to living as a virtuous human being. Much of it is also not practiced by many around the world.

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Documents ... ns/eng.pdf
by Nicholas
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Mahayana Practice

FOREWORD JIGME KHYENTSE RINPOCHE In an age when science claims to have an answer for everything and is even attempting to prove the validity of Buddhist meditation, while many people’s ideas about different religions and spiritual paths reduce these to simplistic and misleading stereotypes, it is h...
by Nicholas
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 745

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 cl...
by Nicholas
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Buddhism and gender equality are incompatible ideologies
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Buddhism and gender equality are incompatible ideologies

However reluctant Buddha was to consider women, generally speaking, as having the same merit & spiritual potential as men, he did eventually open the sangha to them. Many became and can today, become arhats & bodhisattvas, it is just that they have to work much harder and longer - again generally sp...
by Nicholas
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: How do you develop viveka?
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: How do you develop viveka?

Your link provides a excellent guide, the Crest Jewel of Wisdom by Shankara. There are several good translations in English. Basically Shankara gives practices on how to discriminate between the Real & the Unreal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivekachudamani This one of the popular versions, if you...
by Nicholas
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 15
Views: 2216

Re: Victims of Communism

The Prime Minister of Poland addresses a Victims of Communism gathering:

by Nicholas
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Kriya Lineage
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: Kriya Lineage

Yogananda also wrote a large commentary on the New Testament Gospels, here are some excerpts:

http://yogananda.com.au/sc/new_testament_01.html#top
by Nicholas
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Kriya Lineage
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: Kriya Lineage

Lahiri Mahasaya (d. 1895) grounded and taught the Kriya yoga method that the Avatar taught him. Many thousands have benefitted spiritually from that practice and the commentaries he made on key Indian texts. http://yogananda.com.au/gurus/mahasaya01.html#top Much of the Kriya gurus' teachings have b...
by Nicholas
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Kriya Lineage
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: Kriya Lineage

Here is a little about the Avatar behind the modern public Kriya movement and a few of the links in the lineage. There are more than just the four mentioned:
http://yogananda.com.au/gurus/babaji01.html#
by Nicholas
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Kriya Lineage
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: Kriya Lineage

Some recollections from a relative and disciple of Yogananda:

https://www.ananda.org/free-inspiration ... -the-book/
by Nicholas
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Kriya Lineage
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: Kriya Lineage

Excerpts from God Talks With Arjuna, Yogananda's two volume commentary on the Bhagavad Gita:

http://yogananda.com.au/gita00.html#top
by Nicholas
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Kriya Lineage
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: Kriya Lineage

Here is an Australian site with much content, mainly Swami Yogananda (d. 1952), but also quotes & articles from others in the Kriya Lineage:

http://yogananda.com.au/index.html
by Nicholas
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Avatamsaka Sutra
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Rulu has just added, from one of her books, an excellent short survey of the Huayan corpus, lineage & teachings:

http://www.sutrasmantras.info/introbook5.html

Also has hot links to Glossary.
by Nicholas
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jainism 101
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Jainism 101

That Which Is: Tattvartha Sutra by Umasvati.

Harper-Collins published a good translation that I think is still in print.
by Nicholas
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Jainism 101
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Jainism 101

This is a summary of the Tattvartha Sutra which is a key text in Jainism:

https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~pluralsm ... tvarth.htm
by Nicholas
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Avatamsaka Sutra
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

The Tathāgata’s wisdom is measureless, unimpeded, and universally able to benefit all beings. It resides in complete abundance within the persons of all beings. It is solely because of all foolish common people’s false conceptions and attachments that they fail to know this, fail to realize this, a...
by Nicholas
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Pagan religions
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 58
Views: 7669

Re: Theosophy

A blog giving a short historical survey of Blavatsky's influence since 1875:

https://blavatskynews2.blogspot.com
by Nicholas
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Yoga Vasistha
Replies: 22
Views: 2258

Re: Yoga Vasistha

One may also like The Vision and the Way of Vasistha a condensation by Atreya that was not put into English until recently. See Samvid's translation in the Samata Books edition which has the Sanskrit for each verse also. Also a good Introduction and detailed analysis of contents by Atreya.