Nemo wrote:I talk to weird disembodied sprits all the time. Most provide useless advice and prattle on about obsessive nonsense. I use a modern Ouija board and talk to spirits all over the planet. I think it's called the internet or something.
Occasionally they have hard won wisdom. So I still listen.
treehuggingoctopus wrote:Kunga wrote:Does Lhug-Pa's mention of 'homosexual acts' and 'racism' connote that these are both negative actions? Maybe he/she/it should understand that for many homophobia is as negative as racism. Prejudice is prejudice.
Lhug-Pa's posts have quite consistently been homophobic for some time.
vairocanafollower wrote:I have been channelling for many years (at least 15) and I have realized this: You cannot ask someone outside of the New Age context about channelling, for they would colour it with their own beliefs. So, I accept and respect all of the opinions that were posted in this thread, but form the New Age point of view, channelling with the right being can be really rewarding and enlightening. I use this word ‘enlightenment’ with caution here, because Buddhism has another way of seeing things and what enlightenment is. For the New Age that has its roots in Theosophy, enlightenment is about expansion of consciousness and it approaches more the Hindu paradigm of coming closer to the Absolute.
What I mean then with all this is, that yes channelling cannot give you the kind of enlightenment that Buddhism teaches, cause it is based on another dogma and belief.
bunny wrote:*peeks in*
I've been a born medium and (I also have many other spiritual gifts): all my life I see spirits and more, I will go futher into this later). Over the years of my lifetime I have passed on messages from them to others, those that are on this mortal plane. I also have helped them [spirits] move onto where-ever they are meant to go to. I am the same whether it is someone who has passed away or a spirit being (not of this world).
To put "labels" to the above, because some of us mortals like them... I'm clairvoyant, meaning clear sight; clairsentient, meaning clear feeling; clairaudient, meaning clear hearing; clairalient, meaning clear smelling; clairgustant, meaning clear tasting. To put into layman terms I can interact with spirit beings if they were of this mortal plane. Though my interaction with them is more in-depth than with those on the mortal plane.
I am also a witch and a pagan I have on this path for nearly 21 years.
Since occult studies have been brought up, I have also been studying the occult sciences for over 26 years.
SSJ3Gogeta wrote:Even within the New Age movement, channeled spirits were famously revealed to be psychopathic liars in "The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts" by Joe Fischer.
Tilopa wrote:SSJ3Gogeta wrote:Even within the New Age movement, channeled spirits were famously revealed to be psychopathic liars in "The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts" by Joe Fischer.
Some spirits channelled by Tibetan mediums are considered to give reliable advice: Tseringma, Yudolma, Nechung, to name a few and mediums in many cultures channel spirits in order to heal people, often with great success. It's wrong to presume they are all pathological liars.
Son wrote:Clairvoyance, in Buddhism, really refers to having vision of devas, pretas, etc. and other beings from other realms and dimensions......"
bunny wrote:Interesting replies Son and Tilopa.
I will clear something up though generally speaking people of my path refer to ALL beings not of this mortal plane as spirits. Whether they once walked this plane, or a higher spirit e.g. a god/goddess.
Also I do not like using the terminology of "Angels or Deamons" as this to most people on the mortal plane see them as "Good or Evil" that is terminology that I do not like. The teachings of my path say that they are higher beings on different levels on different planes &/or dimensions.
Tarpa wrote:sorry for going so off topic, it probably should go in the lounge, perhaps we could have a forum for Buddhist witches since there are quite a few of us out there really, or a forum for Buddhism and the occult or something. (...)
Kaji wrote:Tarpa wrote:sorry for going so off topic, it probably should go in the lounge, perhaps we could have a forum for Buddhist witches since there are quite a few of us out there really, or a forum for Buddhism and the occult or something. (...)
I'm curious - what is a Buddhist witch?
I use Buddhist magic on a daily basis. I do preta-dana. I recite dharani partly for empowerment. I use mantra for purifying food and water. I sometimes make "holy" water to help people and cleanse places and objects. I am a Pure Land practitioner who seeks to be reborn in the Western Pure Land, which I think is some major magic. Do these make me a Buddhist witch?
Son wrote:Not really. Those practices are not strictly witchcraft.
Can I ask what mantra you use to purify food and water, please?
This is from the famous sutra where the Buddha spoke about 84,000 bugs in a bowl of water.Oṃ, vaśī pra-māṇī svāhā.
(From volume 14th serial No. 468 of the Taisho Tripitaka)Tadyathā, ātma-ātma, a-jīvata a-jīvata, nāśa nāśa, dāha dāha, vadha vadha saṃ-kalitāmi svāhā.
Namo bhagavate ratna-śikhine tathāgatāya.
Namo bhagavate abhayaṃ-karāya tathāgatāya.
Namo bhagavate vipula-gātrāya tathāgatāya.
Namo bhagavate su-rūpāya tathāgatāya.
Namo bhagavate prabhūta-ratnāya tathāgatāya.
Namo bhagavate amṛta-rājāya tathāgatāya.
Namo bhagavate amitābhāya tathāgatāya.
Namo bhagavate loka-vistīrṇa-tejeśvara-prabhāya tathāgatāya.
Oṃ, mayūrā-krānte svāhā.
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ.
Namaḥ samanta buddhānām. Oṃ, dhuru dhuru pṛthivīye svāhā.
Oṃ, gagana saṃ-bhava vajra hoḥ.
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