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Forum: Eastern Religions

Discuss Sikhism, Shinto, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Kabbalah, others.

  1. New Testament/Quran Parallels?

    As one Thread begets another Thread ... so are the days of the Forum Garden :-6 Other than the major differences of Muhammed the Prophet and Jesus the Christ, can someone enumerate the differences between the holy books? I'm talking about words and passages, not conjecture and deeds done in...

    Started by Accountable, 07-12-2005 12:36 PM
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  2. conflict of symbols?

    hello all, i have spent a lot of time reading on easterm philosophy and have decided to get a tattoo to represent the ideals that i have gained from this so as to hope to maintain my purity and object of consciousness.. so to speak. ive been drawing it a million different ways for about 2-3 years...

    Started by aesthetect, 09-19-2007 02:56 PM
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    11-10-2007 07:51 AM Go to last post
  3. Buddhism - The Four Noble Truths

    In the past six months or so, I've become a practicing Buddhist. No, I haven't shaved my head and I don't chant "Om Mani Padme Hum" on the street corner. But I do follow the teachings of the Buddha and it has had a profound effect on my life. I was born Jewish and retain my Jewish identity, but...

    Started by Benjamin, 03-05-2008 07:56 PM
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    01-30-2012 02:14 PM Go to last post
  4. SGI & The Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin

    About Nichiren Buddhism Nichiren Buddhism is one of the foremost schools of Buddhist thought in the world today. It centers on one of the last teachings of the historic Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama or Shakyamuni. This teaching, called the Lotus Sutra, decares that all living beings, regardless of...

    Started by Bez, 09-19-2005 09:55 AM
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  5. Democracy

    Some of you will know that I have been practising Buddhism for 6 months. I apologise for the length of this piece, but it is an interesting article from The Japan Times by the Daisaku Ikeda, the President of the SGI.... Arduous birth of democracy By DAISAKU IKEDA Special to The Japan Times...

    Started by Bez, 10-29-2005 06:26 AM
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  6. Bezzys Important Day

    I just wanted to share my happiness with all my friends at FG. Today I went to the headquarters of the Soka Gakkai International (UK) at Taplow to receive my membership along with 35 other people. My daughter Sarah who introduced me to the practise came with me and it was a truly inspiring and ...

    Started by Bez, 12-10-2005 09:10 AM
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  7. Lord Krishna

    Sri Krishna: His Birth and Activities -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lord Krishna appeared over five thousand years ago in Mathura, India to Devaki and Vasudeva in the jail cell of the tyrant Kamsa. The place of His birth is known as Sri...

    Started by celina12, 04-13-2007 01:24 AM
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    04-13-2007 08:41 AM Go to last post
  8. Thumbs up BAPS Diwali-Annakut Pics 2006

    Annakut Worldwide 2006 (http://www.swaminarayan.org/news/2006/10/worldwideannakut/index.htm) [/url] (http://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?image=annakut2220fzn3.jpg)[url=http://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?image=annakut2219fsf7.jpg] (http://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?image=annakut2218fna0.jpg)

    Started by celina12, 04-13-2007 01:05 AM
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  9. Smile The Swaminarayan Faith

    The Swaminarayan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaminarayan) sect is a monotheistic faith in Vaishnava (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaishnava) Hinduism. The Swaminarayan sect itself is divided into many sub-sects. The two most prominent are BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (http://www.swaminarayan.org/)...

    Started by celina12, 04-13-2007 12:39 AM
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  10. Movie "Tibetan video of the dead"

    Hi all! This movie is based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Story of a man who is clearly victimized by his oppressor, where he struggles in each lifetime to achieve and experience the freedom that has been denied. The film was shot in Tibet, Morocco, Tenerife etc. It made for the benefit...

    Started by deadmannobody, 12-08-2013 02:21 AM
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  11. Japanese Buddhist Proverb.

    This is soooooooooooooooooo true!! Meeting is only the beginning of separation.'

    Started by jones jones, 12-29-2011 10:22 AM
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  12. Heart Chakra Yantra.

    The heart chakra is the seat of balance within the body. There is no longer any concern with attachments to worldly pleasures, honors or humiliations. Anahata chakra has twelve vermillion petals. The Yantra in the centre of the chakra is composed of two overlapping, intersecting triangles. One...

    Started by jones jones, 02-16-2012 10:49 AM
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  13. Upanishads

    I have heard of the Upanishads in many metaphysical studies. They are highly venerated by spiritualists of many disciplines. I have not been able to find much reading for the novice on these writings and was hoping someone, maybe Suresh? :-6 , could tell me something of their origin and content.

    Started by koan, 11-20-2004 11:27 PM
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  14. Are there any Buddhists here?

    Just wondering if we have Buddhists in the Garden and how you came to the religion if not raised in it.

    Started by koan, 12-18-2004 10:57 PM
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  15. The Wisdom of The Buddha

    I came across this saying attributed to the Buddha that made me laugh but think at the same time, as Buddhism so often affects me this way. "People with opinions just go around bothering one another." -The Buddha I laugh because this is the Buddha's opinion and it may well bother me...just to...

    Started by koan, 02-26-2005 10:34 AM
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    08-10-2007 07:27 AM Go to last post
  16. Feng Shui

    pronounced (fung shway) This is a type of environmental yoga where, by the placement of furniture and colours around your home, you can affect the fortunes in your life. There are a few different disciplines of thought on how to apply the Bagua map to determine which areas of the room are...

    Started by koan, 05-23-2005 10:05 AM
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    06-27-2005 12:33 PM Go to last post
  17. zen koan

    Everything Is Best When Banzan was walking through a market he overheard a conversation between a butcher and his customer. "Give me the best piece of meat you have," said the customer. "Everything in my shop is the best," replied the butcher. "You cannot find here any piece of meat that...

    Started by koan, 06-27-2006 09:46 PM
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  18. May The Dalai Lama Forgive Me...

    ...for my ignorance, but a question just arose regarding his person. I was thinking about the Dalai Lama and how his profound thoughts might occur to him then thought "hey, what the hell is he doing with a 'him' anyway?" If the Buddhists seek to destroy the ego and 'self' and the Dalai Lama...

    Started by koan, 11-15-2007 09:35 PM
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    03-12-2008 05:38 PM Go to last post
  19. Down With The Dalai Lama

    I read an article today with that title. link (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/may/29/downwiththedalailama) I found the article because I recently had a rant about the Dalai Lama and wanted to see what other critics exist. I was greatly affected, in a negative way, when the big...

    Started by koan, 10-16-2008 09:49 PM
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  20. Why Tibet?

    It's one of the few issues involving Buddhists that bothers me. They teach that one should avoid attachment to anything in the physical world yet, for some reason, they desperately want Tibet back. It's just a piece of land. Numerous countries, including the one they are currently residing...

    Started by koan, 11-27-2009 10:03 AM
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    01-30-2012 06:21 PM Go to last post

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