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The future is the future of No religion
Guest posted a topic in WHAT'S HAPPENING?Why is Buddhism gaining so much traction in the West. From many buddhist I heard that Western Buddhism is no where close to real buddhism. I met many ppl, even ppl from India. Who say “The future is the future of No religion & Buddhism is the only religion I adhere too.” This trend is increasing amongst westerners, plus immigrants who came from India. I also hear “dil saaf hona chahida, baki nu ki karna.” Opinions & Thoughts?
14th Dalai Lama
Premi5 posted a topic in WHAT'S HAPPENING?The Dalai Lama - just seen an interview on NDTV. Comes across very well and articulate, and genuine. Anyone read any of the books? Would you recommend ? Did you learn anything useful for daily life?
Ashoka Chakra is a representation of Dhammachakra (a buddhist icon) . Ashoka Chakra is related to emperor Ashoka who was a violent king who lived more than 2000 years ago and conquered most of india from kashmir to far south and from bangladesh to afghanistan. He did cruel wars to achieve this . Not any empire in india except mughals have conquered so much territory. But Ashoka was a cruel man . He had a torture chamber called "Ashoka's hell" to torture saintly people , esp buddhist monks. However he later converted to buddhism and threw his sword near patliputra (modern day patna sahib) and gave up all violence. From then he became a saintly man and erected ashoka pillars with ashoka chakras and the "4-direction facing lions" on top of those pillars . These 4-lions are now icon of indian govt btw. So the question is if we claim India is a baahman vaad country, then why would they adopt Ashoka's buddhist logos like the 4-direction-4-lions and ashoka chakra. Shouldn't they have adopted something like swastika or om. One possible answer to this is Ambedkar's conversion to buddhism . He was also the original architect of Indian constitution . It is clear Ambedkar hated hinduism for its brahminism and oppression of his lower caste people and wanted some other -- preferably dharmic religion to convert to . Sikhi was on the table, but for some reason he and his millions of followers chose Buddhism and then burnt manusmriti (brahmin law book , akin to sharia) on the same day . Imagine .... just imagine ... if he would have chosen sikhi, khanda might have been at center of indian flag today . Not that I dream of sikhi dominion on indian land, but still its a point to think of .
Premi5 posted a topic in WHAT'S HAPPENING?How many are there? When I was at Uni, there was a British Indian with surname Chahal. He said his family was from Delhi, and they were all Buddhist
The Rainbow Body Phenomenon
singh598 posted a topic in GURBANI | SAKHIAN | HISTORYI'm struggling to understand the phenomenon of rainbow body https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayu_Khandro the above person achieved it https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_body
WJKK WJKF! The SIKHI EXPLORED team (university students) has just published its 8th article.. This edition is on the life of BHAGAT RAVIDAS JEE and will reveal stories about his life, as told by Sant Maskeen Singh, Sant Waryam Singh and Baba Lakhbir Singh. Who was he? What did he do? Why do Sikhs show him so much respect? The article will answer these questions and use examples from His teachings and Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee to tackle 'caste' issues, which are still prevalent in society today (despite the Gurus abolishing it centuries ago!) Please check it out @ www.kclsikhsoc.wordpress.com. Wjkk wjkf Other articles in the first series: 1- Martrydom of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Jee 2- Sahibzaada Baba Fateh Singh 3- Battle of Chamkaur 4- Saka Sirhind 5- Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee and His Gurbani 6- Complete history of Sri Harmandar Sahib 7-The life and Shaheedi of Sant Baba Deep Singh Jee 8-Bhagat Ravidas Jee Sikhi Explored, Articles by the Sikh Youth