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Postby Sariputta » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:06 pm

Hi guys, I am Sariputta. I am originally from India and was born into a Jain family. Bauddha Dharma really fascinates me. I have a special interest for Buddhist history in India and SE Asia. I have the nick "Ajatashatru" in the DhammaWheel sister site.

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Re: Hello all

Postby lobster » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:47 pm

:hi:

Recently watched 'GI Jain', which is a movie about being kind to seals . . .
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Re: Hello all

Postby zerwe » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:30 pm

Hello and welcome.
Shaun :namaste:
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Re: Hello all

Postby Sherab Dorje » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:35 am

Welcome Sari!

Are you a practicing Jain or have you "converted" to Buddhism?
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"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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Re: Hello all

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:39 am

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

Born a Jain? Cool, are you still vegan? I guess I better not use my gun emoticon . . .

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Re: Hello all

Postby Sariputta » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:57 am

David N. Snyder wrote:Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

Born a Jain? Cool, are you still vegan? I guess I better not use my gun emoticon . . .

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Jains, or for that matter no other Indic religious practitioners ever practiced veganism. Jains traditionally don't eat roots (potatoes, onions, garlic) and don't eat after sunset. I myself tried meat but am a vegetarian.
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Re: Hello all

Postby Sariputta » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:02 am

gregkavarnos wrote:Welcome Sari!

Are you a practicing Jain or have you "converted" to Buddhism?
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Eh...my almost devotional awe of the Tirthankars (I guess you can equate it to Hindu bhakti to Gods) will never go away, and I say with pride that the Jains had set the moral standard to a very high level. Having said that, for the most part I find Baudha-dharma (so far I have only read the Pali Canon and some Madhyamika) to be more practical and the best path for me to get out of this Samsara.
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