Elimination

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Elimination

Postby Epistemes » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:22 pm

What forms of Buddhism don't require prostrations, recitations, prayers, yoga stretches, candles, incense, statues, malas and all other forms of external, sensuous practice?
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Re: Elimination

Postby Arnoud » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:38 pm

Just keep it simple for now. Sit down wherever, whenever and think for a minute why you are doing what you are doing, then use whichever object you want (breath, mantra, visualization) to develop concentration. Keep to the time you set yourself and when done dedicate merit. Do that for a few months every day and then come back.
During the day, try to just generate positive thought and metta to all beings.

I know this is basic, but sometimes basic is what's needed.

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Re: Elimination

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Re: Elimination

Postby Arnoud » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:04 pm

But Nangwa, in most Tibetan Buddhist traditions, they are the practice.

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Re: Elimination

Postby Karma Dondrup Tashi » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:04 pm

Everything is very, very easy - just do what your teacher tells you to do.

That's it.

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Re: Elimination

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Re: Elimination

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Re: Elimination

Postby Dechen Norbu » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:08 am

Just be sure to find a decent teacher, though. He won't mind your questions (unless they are nonsensical or something) and will do his best to help. Caveat emptor as they say... ;)

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Re: Elimination

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Re: Elimination

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Re: Elimination

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