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by avatamsaka3
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Seeking a Master
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Seeking a Master

I am seeking a spiritual guide who understands me and can help me purify my mind and overcome selfishness No one can purify your mind without your consent. There are many dangers in pursuing a guide. What if you suddenly find out the guide has a disgusting opinion on something? What if they reveal ...
by avatamsaka3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Seeking a Master
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Seeking a Master

What are you seeking from outside yourself that you don't already know? (This is a literal question, not a rhetorical one.)
by avatamsaka3
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 565

Re: Allergies

Well the usual thought is the local pollens cause allergy, but it’s not the body’s functionings are compromised?
It's hypersensitivity. When the body encounters what it perceives as an allergen, it overreacts.
by avatamsaka3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 565

Re: Allergies

I'm going to do some blood tests and try some other science-oriented approaches, and hope for the best.
by avatamsaka3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mantra on styrofoam, how do I dispose of it?
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Mantra on styrofoam, how do I dispose of it?

Why dispose of it? You wouldn't believe the power that even a scrap of something can have in terms of "converting" someone to dharma...
by avatamsaka3
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 565

Re: Allergies

Some people eat local honey
This is true, but I'm guessing if I tried it there would be adverse effects.
by avatamsaka3
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 565

Re: Allergies

Oh, well I'm an adult and it's gotten worse this year.

But I'm working on it.
by avatamsaka3
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 565

Re: Allergies

I can say that some of this seems to improve through development
Which kind? Seems like you're talking about controlling the breath and awareness of physiology.
by avatamsaka3
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: All permeating Magnetic(Buddha?) Fields
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: All permeating Magnetic(Buddha?) Fields

Are these electromagnetic ... fields what we call Buddha fields ?
No.
by avatamsaka3
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any precedents that allow for 'developments' of Buddhism after the Buddha?
Replies: 33
Views: 599

Re: Are there any precedents that allow for 'developments' of Buddhism after the Buddha?

It's also possible to find other cases where while Mahayana rejects teachings found in Abhidharma and commentarial works what is proposed instead is more in line with the early scriptures.
That's interesting. Examples?
by avatamsaka3
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 565

Re: Allergies

basically it's constant popping, pressure is always off, like one ear is stuffed, etc.
I might have this then.
by avatamsaka3
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 565

Re: Allergies

I have eustachian tube disorder and significant scarring on the eardrums
Does this feel like a consistent "full" feeling? I do get that sometimes.
by avatamsaka3
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any precedents that allow for 'developments' of Buddhism after the Buddha?
Replies: 33
Views: 599

Re: Are there any precedents that allow for 'developments' of Buddhism after the Buddha?

I don't believe the Mahayana is invalid. I'm wondering how that quote is interpreted.
by avatamsaka3
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any precedents that allow for 'developments' of Buddhism after the Buddha?
Replies: 33
Views: 599

Re: Are there any precedents that allow for 'developments' of Buddhism after the Buddha?

"Let the teaching be your island and your refuge, with no other refuge."
And what is your interpretation of this in terms of the question?

The essence of the dhamma doesn't change. How could it? The non-essential stuff you can modify all you want.
by avatamsaka3
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 565

Re: Allergies

I have had some allergy-related tinnitus. This allergy season seems worse for a lot of people.
by avatamsaka3
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 565

Re: Allergies

I do have bad symptoms from time to time.
by avatamsaka3
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 565

Allergies

They're really bad this year in many places. How are you all coping?
by avatamsaka3
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Is a shrine important
Replies: 68
Views: 1534

Re: Is a shrine important

To suggest there is equivalence to a child born on the same day into a Jehovah's Witness family is silly. If that person leads a noble life, then it's not silly at all. It's not unusual for people to start with one worldview and end up in another. a certain lack of confidence in the sangha, a confi...
by avatamsaka3
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Is a shrine important
Replies: 68
Views: 1534

Re: Is a shrine important

is it important for you to have a shrine at your home? Why or why not? Depends on the tradition and the mentality of the practitioner. But any good teacher I've encountered would say that an external shrine is only a support for practice, at best. It doesn't replace the real gem, which is true refu...
by avatamsaka3
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Geluk teachers to be aware of?
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: Geluk teachers to be aware of?

Actually the best thing to do would be to read Tsongkhapa's Lamrim in translation. Every Gelug is in one way or another referring to what he wrote. You might even find that going to the source brings out how much people have changed teachings as they have spread...

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