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3 Questions

Postby Sko » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:11 pm


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Re: 3 Questions

Postby KonchokZoepa » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:47 pm

to say something to the answer of relying on buddhas and bodhisattvas

this is my answer. not the truth, some of it maybe but this is just what i do and how i rely on them and why.

basically, buddhas and bodhisattvas are holy beings, free from samsara, free from suffering, they are reflection of our true nature/being or to put it another way, reflections of the enlightened mind.

that being so, relying on them and making karmic contact with them and going for refuge for them is the easiest and fastest way to be freed from samsara and suffering to become a buddha / bodhisattva and also to be able to born in higher realms or pure lands.

this is just to say something very brief. its hard to put into words my faith and experience with buddhas and bodhisattvas. but this is something. i hope you find it useful :smile:
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo

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Re: 3 Questions

Postby Sko » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:17 pm

Thanks to both of you! Jikan, are mantras like Om mani padme hum exclusively practiced during meditation?

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Re: 3 Questions

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Re: 3 Questions

Postby Sko » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:38 pm

Thank you very much for the insight, I was previously in a more limited state of mind regarding my practice. You have greatly broadened my perspective.

:namaste:

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Re: 3 Questions

Postby KonchokZoepa » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:53 pm

but dont forget formal meditation practice. when your awareness increases in formal meditation you will bring more and more of it in to the daily life.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo

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