prayers for dead so that they don't go to hell?

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Maninder
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prayers for dead so that they don't go to hell?

Postby Maninder » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:34 pm

prayers for dead so that they don't go to hell?

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PadmaVonSamba
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Re: prayers for dead so that they don't go to hell?

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:47 pm

are you requesting some,
asking about such a concept,
or wondering if that would be a good name for a new rock band?
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Re: prayers for dead so that they don't go to hell?

Postby dakini_boi » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:27 pm

Vajrasattva. If they were really bad, Akshobhya.

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Re: prayers for dead so that they don't go to hell?

Postby lobster » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:07 am

prayers for dead so that they don't go to hell?


You iz no fun . . .

There is a wonderful story of a (I think it was a PureLand Buddhist Master) who had a disturbing dream

In it he saw himself in the God Realm
He called his fellow monks together and with tears in his eyes
he recounted the portent dream
pleading they pray that he be sent to the hell realms
to rescue the beings dwelling there.

A true Bodhisattva or a silly old fool? :shrug:

I believe picnic excursions to :quoteunquote: hell realms :quoteunquote:
and close down and desist notices are far more effective.
I will come and do the boiling alive and tap dancing - I have the feet for it . . . :woohoo:

Meanwhile any plans for living?
OM YA HA HUM

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Re: prayers for dead so that they don't go to hell?

Postby Seishin » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:20 am

Read up aout Jizo Butsu in the Japanese traditions, http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/jizo1.shtml He is believed to save people from hell.

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