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by WesleyP
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation makes a mind dull, insensitive?
Replies: 19
Views: 1459

Re: Meditation makes a mind dull, insensitive?

JoaoRodrigues wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:33 am
PadmaVonSamba wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:45 pm I would assume (if you are practicing Dharma) then, away from the cycle of samsara.
I'll ask it in another way: How does meditation break the cycle of samsara?
See Thought-Pattern and Existence. Try that it might work on some to get out Samsara.
by WesleyP
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Using a picture of a Buddha or Bodhisattva as your wallpaper?
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Using a picture of a Buddha or Bodhisattva as your wallpaper?

I was once invited to a dinner party and the hostess had brought paper napkins with pictures of the Buddha on them in a bid to impress me. :smile: We're told that the intention is what matters, but ... One fail which I've remembered for years is the upmarket Thai restaurant which placed a large Bud...
by WesleyP
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Using a picture of a Buddha or Bodhisattva as your wallpaper?
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Using a picture of a Buddha or Bodhisattva as your wallpaper?

// Namo Amida Butsu (Nembutsu)

Namo Amida Butsu (Nembutsu)

Namo Amida Butsu. / / (Nembutsu) . . . . CHANT!
by WesleyP
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TL;DR: We are screwed.
Replies: 43
Views: 2458

Re: TL;DR: We are screwed.

Queequeg wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:39 pm How do we get there from here?
See the Dhammapada. :twothumbsup:
by WesleyP
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Ghodika is allowed to suicide, can mental illness patient too?
Replies: 10
Views: 1871

Re: Ghodika is allowed to suicide, can mental illness patient too?

Suicide is a bad idea and should be avoided.
by WesleyP
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 33
Views: 2023

Re: Where are the younger Buddhists?

I'm 37.

You can pick and choose from the myriad of practices that best suit your needs. (If you know which Practice you want. )
by WesleyP
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Hello all!

Hello! (wave)
by WesleyP
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How To Deal with Homeless People?
Replies: 33
Views: 5135

Re: How To Deal with Homeless People?

The best thing to do is ignore it. (The only thing I could was give directions to the Shelter and Soup kitchen programs through the church.)
by WesleyP
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 95
Views: 4885

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

Here to learn about the Buddhadharma. . . . :twothumbsup:
by WesleyP
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do you have to believe in spirits, deities, etc to be a Nichiren Buddhist?
Replies: 42
Views: 2199

Re: Do you have to believe in spirits, deities, etc to be a Nichiren Buddhist?

There was some posts on here about not understanding Nichiren Buddhism until you have Karma and Merit.
by WesleyP
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha
Replies: 9
Views: 2183

Re: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha

Namo Amida Butsu. :meditate:
by WesleyP
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings! may the world be my sangha
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: greetings! may the world be my sangha

Greetings! Welcome.:twothumbsup:
by WesleyP
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism for the Deaf
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Buddhism for the Deaf

Great! . . . :thumbsup:
by WesleyP
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Existence-Time
Replies: 98
Views: 4631

Re: Existence-Time

Seems a bit quiet in here - let's see if anyone wants to talk about Existence-Time (uji) In Zen time and existence are not two different things; time is always existence-and-time, existence is always existence-and-time. Right, if you have Two it can be called Philosophy of the Dual or Dualism, . . ...
by WesleyP
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why wouldn't you chat with your Lama on a daily basis? . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Why wouldn't you chat with your Lama on a daily basis? . . .

Hello,

Why wouldn't you chat and discuss with your Llama on a daily basis? :shrug:
by WesleyP
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche
Replies: 35
Views: 5249

Re: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche

Excellent! . .
by WesleyP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen lay practitioner in the current job market environment
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Zen lay practitioner in the current job market environment

My question, or attempt of discussion, is: How do you, lay practitioner of zen, that lives, or wants to live in the present moment, that also have to eat, sleep and in today's world that costs money, deal, or dealt with the impositions of this current system regarding what they said you must do or ...
by WesleyP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shouldn't false knowledge be discarded?
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: Shouldn't false knowledge be discarded?

Just a neighborhood street in Germany right? . . . :smile:
by WesleyP
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shouldn't false knowledge be discarded?
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: Shouldn't false knowledge be discarded?

LastLegend wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:14 pm
WesleyP wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:04 am Hello, (I was wondering,)

Shouldn't false knowledge be discarded?. . . . .

. . .
Really? What is false knowledge?

I think it is stuff you conjure out of "imagination" or "fanciful wishing" . . ~ Not Real ~ . . . (Also look at Emptiness.)

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