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by Ajay0
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Thread dedicated to reincarnation articles and books
Replies: 15
Views: 4393

Re: Thread dedicated to reincarnation articles and books

An interesting and insightful article about an Englishman reliving his past life as an Ecuadorian girl named Lisbet Guerrera, who died in a volcanic explosion in Ecuador.

https://chrisriches.tripod.com/
by Ajay0
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Shankara's Advaita school and Ramanuja's Vishishtadvaita school are premised on the assumption that all souls can...
Replies: 8
Views: 70

Re: Shankara's Advaita school and Ramanuja's Vishishtadvaita school are premised on the assumption that all souls can...

Shankara's Advaita school and Ramanuja's Vishishtadvaita school are premised on the assumption that all souls can hope for and achieve the state of blissful liberation ; in contrast, Madhvacharya posited that some souls enjoy spreading chaos and irreligion and even enjoyed being eternally doomed an...
by Ajay0
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Buddhist Monks March in Opposition to Military Coup in Myanmar
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Buddhist Monks March in Opposition to Military Coup in Myanmar

I am glad to see Burmese Buddhist monks Aung San Suu Kyi and protesting against the military takeover. Hopefully, Buddhists and fellow Dharmics all over the world will support the same as well. India has expressed its concern over the loss of lives of protesters caused by police firing in the last f...
by Ajay0
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Piya Tan on Jainism
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Piya Tan on Jainism

The Islamic Golden Age was similarly ended by the barbaric Mongol invasions of Iraq which wiped out its scholars and libraries. With respect to Nalanda I would say it was probably the riches accumulated which attracted marauders. The Turks, as distinguished from the more civilized Arabs, were not a ...
by Ajay0
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Black History Month
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Black History Month

I thought Booker Washington, Marcus Garvey, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X were the greatest leaders of the black emancipation movement in the U.S. I enjoyed reading their works which was really a tonic for character development and understanding of ethical philosophy and human...
by Ajay0
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Trump & Wahabism
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Trump & Wahabism

I think Presto Kenso was trying to point that Trump was grateful to the Saudis for patronising his hotels, and showed his gratitude to them by giving a blind eye to the Saudi led genocide in Yemen, which is considered a humanitarian disaster. The Saudis are hostile to the Yemeni Shia rebels backed b...
by Ajay0
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: India to supply 10 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Africa, 1 million to UN health workers
Replies: 1
Views: 687

India to supply 10 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Africa, 1 million to UN health workers

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-to-supply-10-million-doses-of-coronavirus-vaccine-to-africa-1-million-to-un-health-workers-mea/articleshow/80512516.cms As per Indian ministry of external affairs ( MEA) , India will supply 10 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Africa, and around ...
by Ajay0
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Health, wellness and fitness
Topic: Sadhguru on the versatility of vegetable Ash Gourd...
Replies: 1
Views: 1122

Sadhguru on the versatility of vegetable Ash Gourd...

Interesting article by Sadhguru on the nutritive and positive energies of the Ash Gourd vegetable... https://isha.sadhguru.org/in/en/blog/article/ash-gourd-winter-melon-cool-vegetable-benefits-recipes Sadhguru has associated this vegetable with positive energy, intellectual sharpness , increased ene...
by Ajay0
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Abrahamic contemplative traditions, general comparisons
Topic: Ken Wilber on the reincarnation doctrine in mystical traditions...
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Ken Wilber on the reincarnation doctrine in mystical traditions...

An interesting article by Ken Wilber on the doctrine of reincarnation in the mystical traditions of the world, including Christianity.... https://integrallife.com/death-rebirth-and-meditation/ Some type of reincarnation doctrine is found in virtually every mystical religious tradition the world over...
by Ajay0
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: Love and compassion should be extended to all sentient beings
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

Re: Love and compassion should be extended to all

Humans in the womb seeking rebirth also need love and compassion. Here is the virtual 2021 March for Life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vFbgzQoj2Q&t=16s I empathise with such movements if the unborn child is sentient and sensitive to pain. I don't have much indepth knowledge of this subject and...
by Ajay0
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Should Hinduism be deemed solipsism or extreme idealism?
Replies: 8
Views: 3013

Re: Should Hinduism be deemed solipsism or extreme idealism?

Since Brahmin is consciousness, and therefore everything is consciousness, does that mean Hinduism is solipsism or extreme idealism? If not, why not? What about Hinduism makes these designations incorrect? Solipsism means thus... - the view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist....
by Ajay0
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: Love and compassion should be extended to all sentient beings
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

Love and compassion should be extended to all sentient beings

Yesterday, as I was arriving from the market after buying a pair of slippers, I stopped at a scenic place full of greenery and with young buffalo calves tied to trees. As I was enjoying the scene I found that there was a slaughterhouse in a nearby building and the animals were actually meant for sla...
by Ajay0
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Drop by drop, the jug is filled...
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Drop by drop, the jug is filled...

Do not ignore the effect of right action saying, "This will come to nothing."Just as by the gradual fall of raindrops the water jar is filled, so in time the wise become replete with good.~ Buddha, Dhammapada Verse 122 'The transformation, though overnight, was never an overnight process. In Chemis...
by Ajay0
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Health, wellness and fitness
Topic: Benefits of fasting...
Replies: 2
Views: 2236

Benefits of fasting...

Presenting a highly informative thread on the benefits of fasting... https://www.allaboutfasting.com/benefits-of-fasting.html In Hinduism, fasting is said to result in increase of prana/chi which results in better health and deeper states of meditation. I have noticed that my meditation is subsequen...
by Ajay0
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Sri M (b. 1949)
Replies: 10
Views: 47591

Re: Sri M (b. 1949)

Sri M is actually of muslim origin. His real name is Mumtaz Ali Khan. In his first book, he writes that he was a Hindu yogi in his past life, who discriminated against a Muslim sufi who had come to him for instruction. Dejected by his discriminatory behavior, the Sufi left and committed suicide by j...
by Ajay0
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Matter is imaginary, therefore I can walk through a wall.
Replies: 22
Views: 2937

Re: Matter is imaginary, therefore I can walk through a wall.

I'll put the question closer together, maybe that will help? If not I've reworded it for you below this. Which, if any, Dharma teachings contain anything in their texts that could be pointed to in order to discredit this statement: "Matter is imaginary, therefore I can walk through a wall." Reworde...
by Ajay0
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Jain Dharma
Topic: Parshvanatha
Replies: 9
Views: 44199

Re: Parshvanatha

I came across Parshvanatha recently while studying this wikipedia article on 'Animal Rights.' It was my first introduction to this sage. :namaste:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_rights
by Ajay0
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Practicing the Perfections & Brahma-viharas
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 98
Views: 225215

Re: In Praise of Virtue

I need to be a mother to my mind, teaching it to think the right kind of thoughts. Even when everything is going well, I need to train the mind. Taking one positive thought every day and spending time with it brings good results. This training makes the mind obedient at the time of need and allows ...
by Ajay0
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Love is only way
Replies: 29
Views: 5824

Re: Love is only way

Love is what brings people to understand Truth. There is no other Way. I don't agree that love is the only way to truth. But I agree that it is faster than the intellect in attaining intuitive knowledge. But it also has its pitfalls, as fanaticism has its origin in excess of emotional attachments r...
by Ajay0
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Thread dedicated to reincarnation articles and books
Replies: 15
Views: 4393

Re: Thread dedicated to reincarnation articles and books

An article dealing with reincarnation case study of Swedish writer Barbro Karlen who claims to be Anne Frank in her past life .... https://medium.com/@nellrose_3882/the-story-of-barbro-karlens-proof-that-she-is-anne-frank-reincarnated-c678e5d38ca0 https://www.reincarnationresearch.com/reincarnation-...