See Also: • The Paradox of Our Age • The True Meaning Of Life • ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ
2006-12-20 [xido]: I am inspired.
2006-12-24 [ArchangelGabriel]: The Dali Lama truly is an amazing man. He'd defiantly be on my list of people i'd invite round to dinner.
2006-12-25 [xido]: It would have to be all-you-can-ea
2006-12-25 [ArchangelGabriel]: Hah :P Except being Buddhist he'd never eat more than necessary. Eat to live not eat to live... Also, it would have to be vegetarian ;) Maybe Oscar Wilde would be easier to cater for = P
2006-12-29 [xido]: True.... Picky Buddhists. XP
I am not a vegetarian. Plants are just as alive to me as animals, so we would have to abstain from eating altogether to not kill to eat. I do not live to eat, but it is worth my time to enjoy the nice meal prepared for me. It is only respectful. ;)
2006-12-29 [ArchangelGabriel]: It's all pretty fascinating really ^-^
2007-05-18 [xido]: I totally understand Om. I do not understand the rest. I have heard many mantras be used. What about the following five syllables is meaningful, and why?
2007-05-18 [ArchangelGabriel]: i'm not sure i could describe it any better than the Dali Lama... You did read the bit underneath right?
2007-05-21 [xido]: Well, I know where Om comes from. It is like returning to the center. Hindus say it was the first sound in creation. I just do not understand where the rest of them are coming from... I read them again. I think it helped a little. I just wish I knew why each of them were more important than all the other possible sounds mankind can create.
2007-05-23 [ArchangelGabriel]: Well, it literally translates to "oh hail the jewel of the lotus amen" They can be found inscribed on almost every Buddhist artifact.