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by Aemilius
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Culture before Indo-european migrations
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Culture before Indo-european migrations

If anyone has seen, heard or read about the work of Graham Hancock , you would know that there is now much more evidence for the older lineage of human culture that goes back atleast tens of thousands of years. This makes the older lineage of Dharma possible, i.e. that the Buddhas before Shakyamuni ...
by Aemilius
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

Here is a sutra about no ownership http://www.buddhasutra.com/files/attadanda_sutta.htm Mahavastu Chapter xxxii; Genesis of the world; which has a description of the arising of property, and so on.. https://www.wisdomlib.org/buddhism/book/the-mahavastu/d/doc240595.html The four castes exist in relat...
by Aemilius
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

There is a lot of material in Agganna sutta or the Buddhist Genesis as Alex Wayman calls it. He says it is found in the three branches of scriptures, i.e. in sutra, vinaya, and abhidharma. A sanskrit version of it is in the Mahavastu. Wayman's essay is named Buddhist Genesis and the Tantric Traditio...
by Aemilius
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

Animals too accept property, i.e. that certain things belong to certain animals and not to some other animals. Just in case you didn't know: according to Buddhism animals rank pretty highly on the ignorance scale, so citing their behavior just doesn't cut it. You can see ignorance in different shad...
by Aemilius
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

Back to the OP: I think the connection is really here: can a liberal conception of individual property rights be defended as in accord with the Dharma? If not, the door opens to a more socialist political economy. I think this door clearly opens because: Neither the liberal individual nor the discr...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra

Seishi Karashima has effectively proven that the first part of the Lotus Sutra was composed around the 1st century BCE in Gandhari Prakrit. Scholars believe the Indo-Aryan Migration into northern India happened around 1500BCE. ....what are you talking about? Also, goats are one of the first domesti...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra

Isn't Olaus Magnus Gothus talking about the Sámi people? You know, Finno-Ugrics, not Indo-Aryan? Olaus Magnus is talking about swedes and finns, the area of finns belonged to the Swedish crown at that time. I am not claiming that they are Aryan peoples. Swedish language belongs to Indo-european lan...
by Aemilius
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra

In Chapter three of the Lotus Sutra there is the parable of the burning house. In this parable Buddha promises three kinds of carts with different draught animals, that are waiting for the children outside the burning house (of samsara). These animals are goat , deer , and white bullock . Goat is as...
by Aemilius
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Word buddha: a direct meaning or a metaphor?
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Word buddha: a direct meaning or a metaphor?

You would need to study etymology a little more for the understandng of language itself and words in general. Here is for example the the etymology of the word "pen" https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pen
There is no such difference between words as you imagine.
by Aemilius
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

I can recommend Richard Dein Winfield's lectures on Marx, there are several lectures in Youtube (and elsewhere), they are really good. How it connects to Buddhism? You have to figure it out for yourself, I think.


by Aemilius
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Understanding of Emptiness.
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Buddhist Understanding of Emptiness.

Is this somehow related to the doctrine of Impermanence? . . Yes, because all things that arise based on causes and conditions will deteriorate and cease existing at some point since the causes and conditions generally are impermanent and arise dependent on previous causes and conditions, ad nauseu...
by Aemilius
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Understanding of Emptiness.
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Buddhist Understanding of Emptiness.

An old thing: Car is empty of being a car. It is a car because you and other people have a need to travel, to move from one place to another place. A french man is not a french man. An arab is not an arab. A north korean is not a north korean. A japanese is not a japanese. Their nationality identity...
by Aemilius
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Replies: 1
Views: 1405

Re: Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

There is for example the Indian Buddhist Iconography , which is based on an original indian tantric text of collected buddhist sadhanas, the Garland of Ritual Practices or Sadhana Mala . https://archive.org/details/indianbuddhistic033312mbp/page/n3 There are many other books on Buddhist iconography,...
by Aemilius
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Understanding of Emptiness.
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Buddhist Understanding of Emptiness.

How is it that emptiness sounds just boring? The word is so worn out, it is empty of freshness, empty of meaning.
by Aemilius
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2600
Views: 226660

Re: Music time

by Aemilius
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

3. People who are still in the in-between state 4. People who have been reborn as gods or devas of the kamaloka heavens, or as gods or devas in the rupaloka or arupaloka heavens 5. People who have been reborn elsewhere in the wheel of becoming 6. People who have been reborn in the purerealms, i.e. ...
by Aemilius
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

3. People who are still in the in-between state 4. People who have been reborn as gods or devas of the kamaloka heavens, or as gods or devas in the rupaloka or arupaloka heavens 5. People who have been reborn elsewhere in the wheel of becoming 6. People who have been reborn in the purerealms, i.e. ...
by Aemilius
Fri May 31, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

3. People who are still in the in-between state 4. People who have been reborn as gods or devas of the kamaloka heavens, or as gods or devas in the rupaloka or arupaloka heavens 5. People who have been reborn elsewhere in the wheel of becoming 6. People who have been reborn in the purerealms, i.e. i...
by Aemilius
Thu May 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Reasons to make your bed everyday
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Reasons to make your bed everyday

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