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  1. Theodor

    Research on the relationship between Religion & Economy

    Hello dear friends! I'm a student from Belarus and I'm doing a research about the relationship between religion and economy. Can you please help me and answer 4 small questions in a google form? All answers are anonymous. https://forms.gle/PQX1XN4LFDFTWRDN6
  2. sun rise

    YouTube Channel "Lets Talk Religion"

    He's got an academic background in comparative religion. https://www.youtube.com/@LetsTalkReligion He covers not only the main revealed religions but also "Old Norse Religion", "Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia" and so forth. I watched two examples shown below which I found excellent. and
  3. M

    About the antiquity of the Mahayana

  4. AnthonyGiarrusso

    Power of Relics

    Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and many other religions have relics. Sometime their small trinkets spanning into weapons and even human body part remains or full bodies. It is fascinating to me that so many people would treasure these relics for so long. It really shows how...
  5. DharmaCatLamp

    Systems, Theology, No path Path

    Howdy! I just felt like sharing some thoughts. The universe started with a divine dance. Not something like a waltz but something more like salsa. Shiva and Shakti came together, and their dance created all things. There was passion, lust, adventure, thrills, horror and so many other things...
  6. DharmaCatLamp

    Interesting Experience and Thoughts about Interconnection

    So It's been a little while since I posted on these forums but I have been continuing my practice. Yesterday I was doing my normal ritual worship and meditation. I offered a banana to Ma Kali then bowed down so my head touched the floor. When my head touched the floor I was immediately filled...
  7. Exaltist Ethan

    The Difference Between Buddhism and Atheism

    I've seen a lot of posts by people who at first glance seem to be completely anti-religion and anti-theist, or at least agnostic atheist, only to find out from their religious bio that they self-identify as Buddhist instead. I know there is some underlying spirituality in Buddhism, such as...
  8. DharmaCatLamp

    I don't think Reincarnation Makes Much Sense

    Most of my religious beliefs come from experiences and personal evidence. The sort of thing where you have an experience and then extrapolate from that to get to something else. I started worshiping Kali cause I had a pretty profound experience. I had some faith in certain practices or the idea...
  9. DharmaCatLamp

    Asking Questions and Not Taking it All So Seriously

    Howdy! I just thought I’d share some thoughts while they were fresh in my mind. I’ve been fascinated with religion most of my life but for a long time it was purely academic. I was an atheist after I left Islam and remained as such for quite a while. I would debate people about the existence...
  10. DharmaCatLamp

    What would you like to share about your religion/worldview?

    Howdy! Being a cat I am ever curious. What do you want to share about your religion? What do you wish people would ask you about your religion? Are there any assumptions made that drive you nuts? What about common misconceptions you would like to correct? I think I would like to share that...
  11. DharmaCatLamp

    Filth and the Obsession with Purity

    Howdy! Humans are obsessed with filth and purity. Those two can be some of the easiest ways to define a culture. Things like Kosher, the obsession with purity by the brahmins in India, holding up ideals like chastity rather than being promiscuous. What is interesting to me is that despite the...
  12. DharmaCatLamp

    Religion, Spirituality and Effort

    Howdy! I was thinking that a lot of folks seem to forget that spiritual paths require effort. Yes you might be a part of a path merely by claiming membership in said path but often this is only the beginning. If one claims to be a Buddhist for example this is all cool and good but if you...
  13. DharmaCatLamp

    DharmaCat Update

    Howdy folks! Not sure if any of y'all remember me but I was a frequent poster on here for a bit and decided I might come back on and do some more posting. Lately I've been continuing my Dharma practice. I am becoming increasingly convinced that there is a mystical thread that runs through all...
  14. DharmaCatLamp

    The Nature of Suffering, A Few Things I Realized

    Howdy It’s very strange how things work out sometimes. You’ll think you’ve gotten something mostly figured out when an unexpected move or some event happens that will reshape everything you had come to believe. For me recently it was less changing what I believed and more suddenly having an...
  15. DharmaCatLamp

    Hinduism, the use of names, freedom of information and mistrust of systems.

    Howdy I was thinking about the use of names for religions and the idea that structural authority is just not as important as it used to be. Now that isn’t to say that structural authority has lost all of it’s power but plenty of people are now aware of how horrid their governments, religious...
  16. DharmaCatLamp

    Don't try to explain too much, Unanswered Questions and why I decided to call myself a Hindu

    Howdy For those of you unaware the Buddha somewhat famously refused to answer certain questions. Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta: The Shorter Instructions to Malunkya The unanswered questions These questions were things like " Is the universe finite or infinite, what happens to the tatagata (Buddha)...
  17. DharmaCatLamp

    I Think The Aghoris Have Some Good Points

    Howdy. I watched a film recently called Naan Kadavul. It was pretty good, it's about a kid being left in a city in India just for him to become an Aghori. For those of you who do not know the Aghoris are a group of Hindu mystics who practice a lot of kind of spooky stuff. They hang out around...
  18. DharmaCatLamp

    There is no Buddhism without Hinduism and Vice Versa

    Howdy. So, there was a thread recently on Hinduism vs Buddhism. I personally thought it was a fun thread but what had occurred to me as I read it was that a lot of people seem to divorce these two traditions from each other. It’s true that there is an abundance of differences that have emerged...
  19. DharmaCatLamp

    Your Favorite Part of a Religion You Don't Practice?

    Howdy. I was thinking about how we tend to view other ideologies and theologies through particular lenses that might drastically shape the way we see them. So this made me curious, what is your favorite practice or belief from a religion you do not practice? I could not select one so ended up...
  20. DharmaCatLamp

    What Is Your Most Controversial Religious Opinion?

    I've been watching some videos with what we might call controversial opinions. Some of these are about philosophy, some of these are about Ukraine etc. What controversial opinions do you have about religion or other religious traditions? I suppose one controversial opinion I'll share is that...