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by Ayu
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tara Mantras
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Tara Mantras

I moved your topic to 'Tibetan Buddhism'. In my opinion it's always difficult to explain those things accurately, because the western words are occupied for different meanings. IMHO reciting Tara mantras is something in between meditation and prayer. IMO it's more near to meditation than to the Chri...
by Ayu
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 297
Views: 32494

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Regardless of one’s stance on the subject, one should not ignore the pain and suffering of the children in question, as well as the mothers and families being affected by such painful situations. - Every two seconds a baby is aborted - every time your heartbeats a baby dies. [vi] https://thelifeins...
by Ayu
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Resources on dealing with demons / evil spirits?
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Resources on dealing with demons / evil spirits?

https://www.taramandala.org/programs/feeding-your-demons/feeding-your-demons-resources/5-steps-of-fyd/ Note about the link to Taramandala: "Feeding your demons" is a western adaption of Chöd (somehow). The method acknowledges that those demons are not a foreign outward force but rather or at least ...
by Ayu
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Why do monks reside in temples
Replies: 87
Views: 3836

Re: Why do monks reside in temples

Due to the suggestion quoted below this topic moved to the subforum Academic Discussion in order to have an evidence based discussion of this controversial topic. Please everybody, beware the guidelines of this subforum. Suggest that mods move this thread to academic discussion, since it is largely...
by Ayu
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Resources on dealing with demons / evil spirits?
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Resources on dealing with demons / evil spirits?

https://www.taramandala.org/programs/feeding-your-demons/feeding-your-demons-resources/5-steps-of-fyd/ Note about the link to Taramandala: "Feeding your demons" is a western adaption of Chöd (somehow). The method acknowledges that those demons are not a foreign outward force but rather or at least ...
by Ayu
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: interview a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: interview a practicing buddhist?

Welcome snazzy. I have no capacity for having a zoom interview. If not enough people are willing to meet you, you have the possibility to start a topic with your questions - then not only one person has to explain to you the whole Buddhism. Or you like to browse the forum. We have discussions and ex...
by Ayu
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Users' Avatars
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Users' Avatars

... Ayu [/i]eternally sits on a bench - as skeleton in what I take to be a bridal dress (?) ... I come to wonder what that wants to tell me. Maybe not much, maybe very much. You want explain? ... It's a work I drew for my application portfolio before I was going to study art therapy. It's an hommag...
by Ayu
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Reversing Global Warming - Prayers and Aspirations
Replies: 20
Views: 12627

Re: Reversing Global Warming

The more political aspects of this discussion moved here: https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?p=572211#p572211 Science is not politics. Science and understanding science is also part of the result of effective prayer and study of the five sciences, and is not separate from Buddhadharma. Good-...
by Ayu
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Reversing Global Warming - Prayers and Aspirations
Replies: 20
Views: 12627

Re: Reversing Global Warming

The more political aspects of this discussion moved here: https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.p ... 11#p572211
by Ayu
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: How to die softly.
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: How to die softly.

Please seek for mental health care immediately. :heart: Best wishes.
by Ayu
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Request for prayers for my mother-in-law
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Request for prayers for my mother-in-law

My sympathies, Dan.

:rose: :rose: :rose: :buddha1: :rose: :rose: :rose:
by Ayu
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Healing, Whrathful Deities and Healer Lamas in desperate situation
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Healing, Whrathful Deities and Healer Lamas in desperate situation

Please note: nobody should offer medical or spiritual advice to this question. Just, if you can, point out to a skilled lama, please. This was the OP's question.
by Ayu
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Two Truths in Mahayana
Replies: 70
Views: 1158

Re: Two Truths in Mahayana

Can you apply this explanation to sentient beings, humans, animals? it’s universal. It can be applied to everything. I just don't know how to figure it out? Conditional truth: For example, if I help poor people who are hungry and give them money for food, they will feel happy, they will think that ...
by Ayu
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Request for prayers for my mother-in-law
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Request for prayers for my mother-in-law

Thanks for sharing, Dan. My prayers (Medicine Buddha, who helps with better parting as well) are granted.
:rose:
by Ayu
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wanting and Suffering
Replies: 25
Views: 621

Re: Wanting and Suffering

"Not wanting the girl-friend in first place" is the right answer. Cope with it better, because the girls can sense your pain and urge. That is scary for them. My son is 20 years old and he suffers from not having a girlfriend as well. But he learned: "Never chase a chick." Because relationships do n...
by Ayu
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: a question
Replies: 32
Views: 816

Re: a question

It seems to be a good moment now to take rest and let sink in what was being said.

Who disagrees and likes to add something substantial, please ask any moderator via PM to unlock the topic.
by Ayu
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Changchub Dorje Kalachakra
Replies: 39
Views: 1460

Re: Changchub Dorje Kalachakra

Please share restricted material in private, if you have to. Because of our terms of service I removed two links that directly lead to restricted text & picture. The link I shared is not restricted in any way at all by the artist that made it. Seems overzealous to remove it. /magnus Yes, it could b...
by Ayu
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: About translations and transliterations
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: About translations and transliterations

It often differs from teacher to teacher.
Therefore the best method is to ask the teacher you want to follow and then simply don't bother about any other variations.
by Ayu
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Changchub Dorje Kalachakra
Replies: 39
Views: 1460

Re: Changchub Dorje Kalachakra

Please share restricted material in private, if you have to.
Because of our terms of service I removed two links that directly lead to restricted text & picture.

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