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Alice Coltrane Lyrics Translation by lubylexaar in sanskrit

[–]xugan97 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah, a fellow Alice Coltrane fan. The lyrics on the album notes or here are not at all what she is singing.

She is just repeating the chant:

brahma-vishnu-shiva rupa
narayana hari narayana

rupa means having that form. The rest are just divine names

Why did Sanskrit lose its tones? by Bharadwaj94 in sanskrit

[–]xugan97 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is a process of simplification. Most Indo-European languages lost the pitch accent by the 4th century BCE. Greek is an example where we can see this process happen linearly. Linguists suppose that simplification invariably happens when a language is diffused over a wide area. Obviously this does not apply to classical languages that artificially imitate an earlier form.

The relation of classical Sanskrit to Vedic Sanskrit is a subject of speculation. It has been suggested that there was a period when no one spoke or fully understood Vedic Sanskrit, and classical Sanskrit literature arose after that period. That is, the transition to classical Sanskrit may not have been linear or gradual. That would explain the significant differences between Vedic and classical Sanskrit, and why certain spoken features were not thought worth retaining.

I doubt any modern or ancient Indian language has tones. Marathi definitely does not.

¤¤¤ Weekly /r/Buddhism General Discussion ¤¤¤ - January 11, 2021 by AutoModerator in Buddhism

[–]xugan97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There isn't any physical or mental thing that you can point to as the self. In that sense, there is nothing to talk about. There are affective thoughts such anger, blame, fear, greed, etc. These might be called thoughts that are immediately about yourself. Related to these are active thoughts which are related to some real thing and how you feel about it. These types of thoughts go on all the while, and can't be really stopped, except in sleep, etc. These are diverse thoughts and very intricately arisen and dispersed. That is why none of these, or even a set of these can said to be your self.

I want to become a Buddhist but do I have to stop eating meat? by B055MAN69420 in Buddhism

[–]xugan97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a moderator, I was initially inclined to keep the post up. But even the simple question of "should Buddhists eat meat" is contentious enough to get 100 comments in an hour. And serious fights start after that. This is exactly what happened to a similar post last week.

I agree it is unfortunate that new users should face this. I will look at alternatives to control the fighting instead of removing the post.

What is the difference between Buddhism and Zen? Is Zen legit from the viewpoint of original Buddhism, or is it a perversion of the Buddhas teachings? by 0s0s0 in Buddhism

[–]xugan97 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dogen founded only one school of Japanese Zen. There are others, and there are separate Zen schools in East Asian countries like China, Vietnam, etc. Many popular East Asian teachers like Thich Nhat Hanh are partly affiliated with Zen.

I am in need of spiritual guidance and direction. My mind and body are changing rapidly and I'd like to better understand it. by TypicalEngineer123 in Buddhism

[–]xugan97[M] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hello, we removed your post. Your post is general spiritual speculation that is unrelated to Buddhism. It might be welcome on subreddits dedicated to general spiritualism or taoism. If you post here, there should be some connection to Buddhism or at least an opportunity to apply Buddhism.

I want to become a Buddhist but do I have to stop eating meat? by B055MAN69420 in Buddhism

[–]xugan97[M] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hello, I removed your post. Please see rules and FAQs, and refrain from bringing up contentious issues.

I want to become a Buddhist but do I have to stop eating meat? by B055MAN69420 in Buddhism

[–]xugan97[M] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Please do not post external links except occasionally. Generally, promoting your own group, especially in an aggressive way, is something that is strongly discouraged here.

Does the Tibetan government in exile still want to "Free Tibet"? I saw news they want to come to China with a self-govern system. by RKDiscussion in Buddhism

[–]xugan97[M] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hello, your post has been removed because it is a political post unrelated to Buddhism.

The Tibetan government in exile has been asking for a compromise formula for the last decade or so. You will find sufficient information on this topic on Wikipedia and news sites.

Chilling Supercut Exposes Violent Pre-Riot Rhetoric From Donald Trump And His Enablers by xugan97 in politics

[–]xugan97[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The left isn't going to agree that both sides are doing the same thing. And I don't recommend whataboutism and comparing everything with what BLM is supposed to have done.

There are some things we can agree on. Violent language, even if it seemed innocuous at the time, feeds into a highly polarized atmosphere. At least now, it is obvious that all violent language should be condemned. And it isn't healthy for the country to continue with such a polarized and fractured environment. I agree that alienating and dehumanizing the other side should be avoided. Conversations between the two sides don't happen, whether on Reddit or in read life. Part of the problem is that both sides tend to talk past each other, use words to mean different things, start with different assumptions, etc. All the fighting is over petty issues and not on the bread-and-butter issues that actually affect people.

Incidentally, there actually are people who benefit by maintaining a polarized atmosphere. These are the rabble-rousing politicians, the Washington regulars, and their corporate overlords.

Chilling Supercut Exposes Violent Pre-Riot Rhetoric From Donald Trump And His Enablers by xugan97 in politics

[–]xugan97[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Expanded mail-in ballots cancelled out what the left calls voter suppression. But to the right, it looks like Democrats got a free pass to mail in multiple votes, or to get Mexicans to vote, etc. The general rule is that looser regulations and convenient voting help the Democrats, while tighter regulations and longer queues help Republicans.

Chilling Supercut Exposes Violent Pre-Riot Rhetoric From Donald Trump And His Enablers by xugan97 in politics

[–]xugan97[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

For the right wing, injustice is cultural, and always tied to their own identity. That is why they are easier to unite and incite. Their news channels give them news, tell them how to feel about it, and sometimes, what to do about it. After a point, facts don't matter.