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    Qur'an Vs Bible Vs Bhagavad Gita Vs None

    I read 2 out of 3 and touched on a summary with one of the others. Which one do you believe is the best and give your reasons for why. For those that think none of them are any good, state your reasons as well.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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)...
  5. DharmaCatLamp

    Brahman Moment

    Today as I was petting my dog and looking at the sun everything just kin of fell into place. I looked at her and realized she is Brahman as much as I am Brahman. For a little while I was in complete bliss. Everything just kind of seemed right in the world and everything came together. Nothing...
  6. 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...
  7. DharmaCatLamp

    Mixing and Matching Religious Traditions

    Howdy. I've noticed some folks on here seem to have multiple religious tags. I myself would say I have something which incorporates elements from a wide variety of traditions. Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhi to a certain extent even. I have found inspiration in Sufi traditions, Judaism...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. DharmaCatLamp

    Online Hindu Communities?

    Howdy. So as I have gotten deeper into my experience with Hinduism I thought it might be a good idea to get in touch with a Hindu community. Only issue with that is there isn't really one around me. Where I live it's mostly evangelical churches or Mormons. Fine enough people I suppose but not...
  11. DharmaCatLamp

    Two Weeks of Devotion to God/Hindu Practice Update

    Howdy guys. So, two weeks ago I had a interesting experience after worshiping an image of Kali. A very strange Kali Experience TLDR, I bowed down to an image and had a intense experience which caused me to take a two week break from certain substances and focus on two weeks of devotion. I...
  12. 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...
  13. DharmaCatLamp

    Are all Religions the Same ?- Dr. David Frawley

    Howdy. I was browsing youtube looking for different content related to Dharma and came across this video. I thought it was pretty interesting and might be something worth sharing. What do you guys think about the content of the video?
  14. DharmaCatLamp

    My Views on Scripture

    Howdy! Recently I have been thinking about scripture an awful lot as I have been going through various Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh scriptures. I thought it might be interesting to discuss the view I have come to embrace and see if you guys had any interesting thoughts or responses. I think that...
  15. DharmaCatLamp

    Skepticism about Gurus

    Skepticism of Gurus I am personally rather skeptical of gurus in general. I think that gurus can often have useful insights or have useful personal stories but are over glorified among many religions. In a lot of cases one is expected to hand over their reasoning faculties and just go along...
  16. DharmaCatLamp

    Ongoing and Future Plans for Daily Bhakti

    Howdy. So, I have been starting some daily practices to try and connect closer with God. These next two weeks are going to be more devotional than usual for me as I am new to this and my recent interaction with Kali has led me to believe this will be good for me. I figured I would share what my...
  17. DharmaCatLamp

    My Little Shrine

    Hey guys, I guess I am becoming a regular here just cause I have had a lot going on this week but my first statues just came in the mail and I felt like showing them to you guys and giving you all a big thank you! As you can see I have acquired a few Buddha statues over the years and I decided...
  18. DharmaCatLamp

    A very strange Kali Experience

    Hi guys So this week I ordered a couple of Radha Krishna Statues and a Shiva statue as I decided to set up my own home shrine as per some of your guy's suggestions. Last night I decided to try and do some worship and I printed out a picture of Kali. I had been watching videos on her and decided...
  19. DharmaCatLamp

    Reading the Bhagavad Gita got me seeing stars

    i have often longed for a relationship with God that felt real. When I tried going to churches it didn't really do anything for me. The Sufi movement did some stuff for me when I was younger but then this last week I just decided to read the Bhagavad Gita. Something about the language of it...
  20. ronki23

    How has Hinduism survived?

    Many polytheist and pagan religions have almost disappeared : from the Greco-Roman to the Egyptians. How has Hinduism survived the occupation of India by the Mughals or the Christian missionaries? Hinduism is a fast growing religion. My take on it is that George Harrison was very influential...