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by randomseb
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Jesus, a Buddhist?
Replies: 214
Views: 26259

Re: Jesus, a Buddhist?

This is not evidence! That's funny, because India says they have documentation and such, it's just that it would contradict what's currently the world's biggest religion's main premise (the cross thing.. even if gospels from that time state that jesus himself wasn't involved or survived), so such e...
by randomseb
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Jesus, a Buddhist?
Replies: 214
Views: 26259

Re: Jesus, a Buddhist?

I believe he was trying to apply buddhist principles using Judais's imagery.. You know, using the local metaphors and language. Groups like, say, Catharism ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharism#General_beliefs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ) are, I believe, an example of jesus's ...
by randomseb
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Autism
Replies: 163
Views: 31028

Re: Autism

Brilliant! :thanks: That really helps my understanding and it makes so much more sense. ... :applause: I was in my 30's by the time I ever even heard of AS, let alone accepted it, so having to deal with coming to terms with it without the Establishment's assistance probably skewed my perspective st...
by randomseb
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Autism
Replies: 163
Views: 31028

Re: Autism

Sometimes I wonder: if there were, say, one million years ago, the same kind of medical and psychological sciences as we have now.. Would there ever have been the emergence of "modern human" ? They'd probably have "treated" the deviation from the norm and squashed us, the descendants, at the root. C...
by randomseb
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Autism
Replies: 163
Views: 31028

Re: Autism

Autism is a term used to refer to a broad range of both behaviors responses to stimuli, among other things. I agree, it's just that because of the problems associated with full on autism, asperger's is considered problematic (and it is if you are trying to cram yourself into the usual social behavi...
by randomseb
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Autism
Replies: 163
Views: 31028

Re: Autism

However, I would not go as far as some do and say it's just an odd personality. That would not be fair to me or the countless others who suffer directly from the consequences. My point of view is that a lot of it is due to society's reaction and it's impact on one's inner well being.. One is told: ...
by randomseb
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Autism
Replies: 163
Views: 31028

Re: Autism

I often felt that if I was a recluse, I would no longer be autistic. The disability only exists when I have to interact with people on their terms, while they have no understanding for my terms. I agree.. This considering AS to be some kind of deficiency is extremely negative and counter productive...
by randomseb
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?
Replies: 100
Views: 12624

Re: What Buddhist Books Did You Order, or are Reading?

I just finished reading Old Path White Clouds, very interesting novel/biography

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http://openlibrary.org/books/OL1863654M ... ite_clouds
by randomseb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Sanskrit Buddhist Texts
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: Sanskrit Buddhist Texts

I understand.. To be clear, I am not looking for scholarly knowledge, just a more accurate reading of sutras, as the english translations are somewhat mangled, from what I saw, due either to the lack of equivalent words or from the translator not understanding the meaning of the text, so applying hi...
by randomseb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Sanskrit Buddhist Texts
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: Sanskrit Buddhist Texts

Thanks, Recently I've decided to learn sanskrit due to being a bit put off by the translation issues of various texts I read: often the message seems to be garbled by misunderstanding or just inaccuracy of language. So by learning it, I should be able to get back to the original messages (Despite th...

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