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Forum: Eastern Religions

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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. See me as a person

    I am a Hindu, but others should see me as a person.

    Started by Suresh Gupta, 12-22-2006 10:10 PM
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    12-24-2006 10:58 AM Go to last post
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Hinduism - World is a family

    Hinduism has many doctrines, one of them is "vasudhaiva kutumbakam", the world is a family. A Hindu believes not in clash of civilisations but in their confluence. In today's conflicting world it becomes more important that people should agree that cultures and civilisations can co-exist even if...

    Started by Suresh Gupta, 11-06-2004 12:00 AM
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  9. Yoga against Christianity

    Since yoga comes from the vedic scriptures, do you believe is wrong for Christians to take part in the practice of yoga? The Catholic Church has made it clear that their followers are not to take part in the practice of yoga but other Christian leaders say differently. . I...

    Started by rainbowsmiles, 09-02-2006 06:32 PM
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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    03-07-2007 01:40 AM Go to last post
  14. 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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  15. Samadhi

    The Vaishnava Bhakti Schools of Yoga define samādhi as "complete absorption into the object of one's love (Krishna)." Rather than thinking of "nothing," true samādhi is said to be achieved only when one has pure, unmotivated love of God. Thus samādhi can be entered into through meditation on the...

    Started by rajakrsna, 04-05-2012 08:05 PM
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  16. Flying Monks?

    Has anyone heard of Milarepa, and do you think he could really fly? (Tibetan guru who lived in the mountains and ate only nettles...for a very long time.) :yh_worshp

    Started by koan, 11-04-2004 05:23 PM
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    01-29-2012 12:32 AM Go to last post
  17. 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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    12-10-2005 05:19 PM Go to last post
  18. My Bhakti-yoga view

    Bhakti-Yoga means Devotion to God. It also means Love of God. In fact, its the highest form of worship to God. Other means e.g (Royal ) Raja-Yoga, (Meditative) Kriya-Yoga, (Jana )Speculative Yoga,( Work ) Karma-Yoga, etc maybe difficult to practice in this modern age without breaking a bone in the...

    Started by rajakrsna, 03-16-2012 07:17 PM
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    03-28-2012 04:40 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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    10-30-2005 03:12 AM Go to last post
  20. New Hindu Temple in Georgia

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2007/08/26/iyer.georgia.hindu.temple.cnn Listen for the statistics.... 400 carved ceilings...900 volunteers handcarved the pillars...no steel was used in its construction...made of Turkish limestone. There was more but I couldn't catch it. I think it's...

    Started by RedGlitter, 08-26-2007 10:37 PM
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    07-06-2008 04:31 PM Go to last post

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