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by Mirror
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: It's very hard living with demon attacks.
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: It's very hard living with demon attacks.

The best protection is loving-kindness. It's common knowledge in all religions, that exorcists must have loving-kindness in order to protect themselves. Demons are connected to strong negative emotions such as grief, anger, fear, etc. Loving-kindness is an antidote to all of these emotions, so that'...
by Mirror
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mother sentient beings
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: Mother sentient beings

Malcolm wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:43 pm Then tell him to focus on the person he things cared for him the most.
I will. Thank you
by Mirror
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mother sentient beings
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: Mother sentient beings

Malcolm wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:33 pm Did you mother do that to you? If not, then the objection is useless.
I know a guy, who is physically handicapped, because his mother was drinking an alcohol while she was pregnant. In order to reduce his suffering, I want to teach him how to develop love.
by Mirror
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mother sentient beings
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: Mother sentient beings

:good: Dude, we talked about this together several times. You are thinking about it too much. It is a method, metaphor to make it easier for you how you should relate to others. You are msitaking the finger for the moon. Not to mention that mothers are precious even when dumb and evil because eithe...
by Mirror
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mother sentient beings
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: Mother sentient beings

One of my teachers said that “mother” is a particularly effective example for (Tibetan) monks, because they largely enter the monastery as children and probably have no incredibly detailed memories of their mothers. Or they only have memories of care. So they’re able to work with this kind of mythi...
by Mirror
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mother sentient beings
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: Mother sentient beings

Malcolm wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:29 pm All sentient beings were mother at one time or another.
I know, but why mother? Why not friends? Father? Other benefactors? Is this only a metaphor or mother is utterly pure unlike other beings in this lifetime?

Thank you all for your replies.
by Mirror
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mother sentient beings
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Mother sentient beings

In many prayers there is used term: "mother sentient beings". Please can someone explain to me why mothers? Maybe it's my missunderstanding, but I don't see mother as someone special. It's more likely, that mother would be a nice person, but I witnessed mothers who were mentally and physically abusi...
by Mirror
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 164
Views: 8994

Re: Renewable Energy

What is the cause of high consumption? Is it unhappiness (self-cherishing, lack of love and compassion) or lack of wisdom (people don't understand impermanence so they're attached to worldly pleasures)? What do you think? What is your opinion?

Thank you :heart:
by Mirror
Sat May 30, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha

Hello Mirror, thank you for the recommendation regarding the Pratyutpanna sutra i may take a look out of curiosity though from my school ( Jodo Shu) it isn't necessary. I don't know which school of Buddhism you follow, but from the Jodo Shu perspective we can have certainty of are birth in the pure...
by Mirror
Sat May 30, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 99
Views: 6382

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

Wisdom without love and compassion leads to nihilism.
by Mirror
Thu May 28, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: supporting the anime industry
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: supporting the anime industry

Hi Bubbles, I agree with silentsongful. An anime may seems bad in terms of buddhism, but actually it can be good. The most buddhist anime I have ever seen is Kill la Kill. This anime is full of nudity and violence, but if you look at the references, you'll find that it's very buddhist. It's pointing...
by Mirror
Thu May 28, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha

I really recommend you Pratyutpanna sutra. This sutra is disregarded, but it's awesome. There's even described the specific practice, that will enable you to know, whether you'll be reborn in Sukhavati. I use the four causes of being reborn in Sukhavati as my guidelines in my practice. I really wish...
by Mirror
Thu May 28, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 99
Views: 6382

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

merits per se aren't conductive to liberation. without any wisdom one can get as "fat as a pig" -of merits- and can become a deva, intoxicated with one's own self cherish, just by having good intentions, making offerings and/or whatever. evidently merits aren't the end nor the main point. If the in...
by Mirror
Fri May 22, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 99
Views: 6382

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

The most of the lamas and buddhist teachers... Stop trying to "convert" people to Veganism. You will save a lot of time for yourself and also for others. You will have to live with what Buddha said on the topic. From the point of view of Hinayana it is okay if it is not seen etc., from the point of...
by Mirror
Thu May 21, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 99
Views: 6382

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

By sticking to the Noble Eightfold Path until you have sufficiently developed Right View and Bodhicitta. When you want ot benefit someone you love, you should use your wisdom, but if you don't have the right knowledge about the situation, how can you help someone? On the ultimate level it's good to...
by Mirror
Fri May 15, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 99
Views: 6382

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

Obviously you do not understand the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Maybe you're right. I'm not wise at all, but understanding emptiness and impermanence won't bring you the answer, how palm oil is made or how big is the suffering behind the stuff you buy. Many wise lamas in the USA aren't...
by Mirror
Fri May 15, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm on
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: I'm on

smcj wrote: Fri May 15, 2020 6:03 pm You’re assuming that if there were any you would know about them. Maybe there are!
:shrug:
Because the culture that produced the highly advanced yogis is slowly fading away.
by Mirror
Fri May 15, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 99
Views: 6382

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

You can know about the conditions and not care, believing it does not concern you. Knowledge is useless or dangerous without wisdom. Palm oil is the one of the biggest causes of deforestation in countries with the tropical climate. In my opinion it might bring you bad karma if you buy product that ...
by Mirror
Fri May 15, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 99
Views: 6382

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

Just because a deed is bad doesn't mean the intention was bad. And just because an intention is good doesn't mean the deed is good. Plenty of people have done bad deeds with good intentions. It happens all the time... :good: Wisdom is only required in order to prevent good intention from producing ...
by Mirror
Fri May 15, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Historically, how did people deal with severely disabled babies? How did they interpret the karmic consequence?
Replies: 20
Views: 1784

Re: Historically, how did people deal with severely disabled babies? How did they interpret the karmic consequence?

Not killing is the first precept a Buddhist takes and is meant to hold. That's what the Buddha taught. He taught that killing is bad. How you and I look at it doesn't mean shit, because we are not enlightened. It's "bad" because, it'll bring us suffering (being killed in our future life). But if yo...

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