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by Brahma
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Stay conscious OR engage in kind thoughts during death?
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Stay conscious OR engage in kind thoughts during death?

Kili wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:10 pm I hope it is okay with you.
No it's not. Don't die or anything like that. We all Love you. Is something going on?
by Brahma
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: How to get a reals sense of reincarnation being true? / Fear of death questions
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: How to get a reals sense of reincarnation being true?

Here is some information on the subject from a BDK book entitled Buddha-Dharma: The Way To Enlightenment (it is free to download on their website), with the Buddha speaking to a brahmin: (5) At one time, Janussoni came into the presence of the World-Honored One and said, “World-Honored One, is an of...
by Brahma
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3353
Views: 419491

Re: Music time

by Brahma
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Prajnaparamita, Lotus, Flower Garland: Where to read/Best way to read
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Prajnaparamita, Lotus, Flower Garland: Where to read/Best way to read

Lotus Sutra goes: The Lotus Sutra and Its Opening and Closing Sutras can be read in browser for free. Translated by Burton Watson, used by SGI Nichiren Practitioners. It can be purchased here . Another Lotus Sutra Version by Burton Watson can be found here . BDK Version of the Lotus Sutra , can be p...
by Brahma
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question on rebirth of bodhisattvas
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Question on rebirth of bodhisattvas

There is something called the state of no regression that even a Bodhisattva can reach. Buddhahood is the Highest non-regressive state. Also, it is possible to hide your own Enlightenment, even from yourself, but deep down inside you know it and are behaving in such a way that you are deeply Realiz...
by Brahma
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: After The Cult(the long road to Vajra Hell)
Replies: 33
Views: 1806

Re: After The Cult(the long road to Vajra Hell)

I'm sorry this happened to you. Know it's not the fault of Buddhism and isn't your fault either. You're a victim and you need to heal. Please be kind to yourself. And also know that what transpired in the situation you described is not Buddhism, and so it wasn't the fault of the Vajrayana tradition,...
by Brahma
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Mind-made Body in the Kevaddah Sutra
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Mind-made Body in the Kevaddah Sutra

In the Aganna Sutta: 10. ‘There comes a time, Vasettha, when, sooner or later after a long period, this world contracts.825 At a time of contraction, beings are mostly born in the Abhassara Brahma world. And there they dwell, mind-made , feeding on delight, self-luminous, moving through the air, glo...
by Brahma
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question on rebirth of bodhisattvas
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Question on rebirth of bodhisattvas

There is something called the state of no regression that even a Bodhisattva can reach. Buddhahood is the Highest non-regressive state. Also, it is possible to hide your own Enlightenment, even from yourself, but deep down inside you know it and are behaving in such a way that you are deeply Realize...
by Brahma
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "evidence that consciousness continues after clinical death"
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: "evidence that consciousness continues after clinical death"

That's quite interesting. Does anyone know of any Buddhist accounts by which Buddhas or Bodhisattvas have brought people back from the dead/the other side, by means of a resurrection? I would be interested to hear of Buddhist accounts of this in History or on any Buddhist Scripture. As it is quite a...
by Brahma
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3353
Views: 419491

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by Brahma
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How long was your honey moon phase with Buddhism?
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: How long was your honey moon phase with Buddhism?

I honesty I don't separate Buddhism from me , and I feel like anything I have done to do so, is/was an Expedient Means of some sort. Buddhism is the most important thing in my life and the people that I Love are Buddhism. Buddhism is Love itself and is inseparable from my deepest ideals I have felt ...
by Brahma
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Dao of Politics and ideology
Replies: 58
Views: 933

Re: The Dao of Politics and ideology

Here are some "political passages" from the Tao De Ching : 61. Submission A nation is like a hierarchy, a marketplace, and a maiden. A maiden wins her husband by submitting to his advances; Submission is a means of union. So when a large country submits to a small country It will adopt the small cou...
by Brahma
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: How Mentally Ill Prisoners are Treated in the United States
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: How Mentally Ill Prisoners are Treated in the United States

Prison is a tough place, and just like your cafeteria at school is unfair to you in this Saha world, so is by even more of a magnitude, multiplied by a large threshold, prison is unfair as well. It is not always the fault of the people there, in either place, but there comes a time when one just has...
by Brahma
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Media
Topic: contest to show there's an afterlife
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: contest to show there's an afterlife

While he wants to understand what lies beyond this world....


....he's too busy concerning himself with money and his pile of money. Such is a hinderance.

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Let us not do the same!

Om Mani Padme Hum.
by Brahma
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1037
Views: 148540

Re: Yes or No ...

Yes, I do all the time. I value them as human beings and often ask them if they want to cross over, chanting mantras for them and trying to bring them to find meaning in them. If you could do all of the things Shakyamuni did throughout His entire life, outlined throughout Buddhism and in the Lotus ...
by Brahma
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: TruthRising714
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: TruthRising714

Hello my Dear Friend. Hold steadfast to your compassion and care for others, and you will see immediate success in results of your Practice in Buddhism. Don't give up on the Path, and hold the Three Jewels dear, as protection under them will bring you to the other Shore. Namaste! Nam Myoho Renge Kyo...
by Brahma
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: The Middle Way
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: The Middle Way

by Brahma
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for my dharma situation
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Prayers for my dharma situation

Find in yourself the confidence that shines from your Bodhicitta, which has reached the other shore. Om Mani Padme Hum, I hope all goes well. :thumbsup:
by Brahma
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3353
Views: 419491

Re: Music time

by Brahma
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Empowerment from HHDL online
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Avalokiteshvara Empowerment from HHDL online

I recently took the online empowerment of 1000 armed Avalokiteshvara that His Holiness offered. If you haven’t watched the clips/received the empowerments I encourage you to do so. His Holiness’ wisdom is awe inspiring! He clarifies everything in the two clips. I had several aha moments. When it co...

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