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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:06 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Hello all
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:47 pm 
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:hi:

Recently watched 'GI Jain', which is a movie about being kind to seals . . .
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 Post subject: Re: Hello all
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Hello and welcome.
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 Post subject: Re: Hello all
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Welcome Sari!

Are you a practicing Jain or have you "converted" to Buddhism?
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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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 Post subject: Re: Hello all
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:57 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Hello all
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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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