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by nowmindful
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5240

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

Chantings are for selfish people and those with sins! Please don't flame me. To each his own. :oops:
by nowmindful
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 628
Views: 70812

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I, for example, have been a vegetarian for over 25 years. For the past few years I have been eating a little meat ritually, once or twice a month. I had blood tests recently and they found borderline high cholesterol levels!!! And that even though I exercise intensely at least three times a week. W...
by nowmindful
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Express your Zen in 10 words.
Replies: 85
Views: 10761

Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Oh, everything is in order :yinyang: , but many times i forget.
by nowmindful
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: driving the seafood truck
Replies: 13
Views: 2203

Re: driving the seafood truck

Last time when I was a job seeker, I couldn't find many opportunities that fit into my wide range of my own interpretation of "Right Livelihood". Then I worked in a DIY hardware store which also sells insecticides and traps. If you feel okay, then okay I guess. If you don't want that job, other peop...
by nowmindful
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Working with anger
Replies: 23
Views: 3936

Re: Working with anger

That's a Chinese saying: "Buddha also has fire!" It may appear after a Chinese, who is a Buddhist, has exhibited his or her anger. Not all angers are bad as it depends on the situation such as letting people know your border and it can release emotional tension. But i think most or many angers are u...
by nowmindful
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Dharma name
Replies: 2
Views: 1543

Re: Dharma name

I gave myself my own dharma name as no dharma name name was given to me when I took refuge long time ago. No need be so formal for me as don't need to register the name. And it is just a "title".
by nowmindful
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Goals & Non-Attachment
Replies: 38
Views: 4410

Re: Goals & Non-Attachment

If your goal is to attain non-attachment, it is already attachment to that goal. There are two kinds of attachment: negative and positive. The negative one is attachment to not-doing: you avoid doing anything or set goals, because they do not fulfill the attachment to the highest goal: non attachme...
by nowmindful
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to deal with fear the Buddhist way?
Replies: 11
Views: 1922

Re: How to deal with fear the Buddhist way?

Last time I also have fear of public speaking and I don't have Buddhist way to curb it. But you may try https://www.google.com/amp/s/quoteinves ... -mind/amp/. Hope this can help.
by nowmindful
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to deal with there being so much suffering in the world
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Re: How to deal with there being so much suffering in the world

Life is just an illusion. https://buzzghana.com/life-real-just-illusion/
Just do your "Bodhisattva works" in this life and aspire to become a "Buddha" later. Take it easy. Cheer up. :tongue:
by nowmindful
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My explanation of emptiness
Replies: 86
Views: 7773

Re: My explanation of emptiness

Emptiness means non-self, soulless or just purely fake. The Heart Sutra says, "Form is emptiness; emptiness is form; form is not other than emptiness; emptiness is not other than form." Just treat them as real as they seem real but not too attached to them! Even if that's real there is impermanence....
by nowmindful
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brief members bios - please contribute!
Replies: 127
Views: 76771

Re: Brief members bios - please contribute!

Hello! Paul Yip here, 40 years old Chinese heredity retiree from Singapore, a newbie. Want to know how people discuss about Buddhism in web forum, and also to exchange knowledge and experience. Hope to make some new friends too. Please pardon me if you don't catch my words as English is not my mothe...
by nowmindful
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Lying: Is it Acceptable?
Replies: 50
Views: 10449

Re: Lying: Is it Acceptable?

All people tell lies unless he or she is mute, such as saying small white lies, saying things that are not accurate to realities whether intentionally or not, changing decisions after words were said, etc. Very common is time: can you very make sure you can say the exact current time if being asked?...
by nowmindful
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Problems with Meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 2314

Re: Problems with Meditation

I can't concentrate when i meditate with eyes half open. Closing the eyes I can focus more on my breathing and it is more suitable for me. If i focus on my nostrils, the in and out of air, I can do Vipassana easier. If focus on belly or diaphragm, I can do Samadhi easier.

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