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by cjdevries
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I liked this Taoist quote
Replies: 0
Views: 47

I liked this Taoist quote

I just read a Taoist quote attributed to Lao Tzu that was on the facebook page of a friend. It said something like: "don't spend too much time worshipping many deities or idols. Take time to rest your mind in its true nature: serenity."
by cjdevries
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: It's very hard living with demon attacks.
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: It's very hard living with demon attacks.

I was thinking about this, as spirit harm has been one of the most difficult experiences of my life. One way to find greater protection is to form a close relationship with a deity like Tara. Things like making offerings, prostrating, expressing devotion can form an important bond. If your devotion ...
by cjdevries
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche phowa recording
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Garchen Rinpoche phowa recording

Here is an updated link to Garchen Rinpoche's phowa audio recording. He recommends to play it after the deceased's last breath.
It is said to be as effective or nearly as effective as an actual phowa: https://garchen.net/wp-content/uploads/ ... -alone.mp3
by cjdevries
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: It's very hard living with demon attacks.
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: It's very hard living with demon attacks.

I have dealt with this firsthand. I looked around everywhere trying to find help. I could give you an exhaustive list of what I tried, but it would be wiser for me to just tell you the name of the clairvoyant healer who was able to actually clear the negative spirits from me. The guy is amazing. He ...
by cjdevries
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Helping animals in Vajrayana
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Helping animals in Vajrayana

Thank you for sharing this information; it is very helpful. I have been reading "The Right View" by Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro and he also shares information about liberating live beings. He says the important thing is that the animals hear the recitations of the mantra or Buddhas' names in their own min...
by cjdevries
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Field
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Field

Here is a definition of the Wei Qi field: By Jane Barthelemy. Wei Qi is an invisible energy, an electro magnetic field referred to in Chinese medicine. Wei Qi is critically important especially in current times, as we are bombarded by energies and electro-magnetic radiation all around us. They come ...
by cjdevries
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Compassion Institute Online Classes
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Compassion Institute Online Classes

The Compassion Institute at Stanford University is offering online classes. Thubten Jinpa, former translator for HH Dalai Lama, played an instrumental role in developing the class. I really enjoyed his book "A Fearless Heart", much of which focuses on providing readers with many of the essential poi...
by cjdevries
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Field
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Field

Some qigong masters can see the energy field through their third eye.
by cjdevries
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Compassion

I recommend finding a good loving kindness meditation (metta practice). Sharon Salzberg is good; but there are many online if you do a search; there's even one by the doll Barbie that Sharon Salzberg shared on her page. It's actually good, though it's pretty funny to see Barbie guiding meditation: h...
by cjdevries
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Living and Dying in Peace
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Living and Dying in Peace

This website was set up by Margaret Richardson to provide resources for death and dying from a Buddhist perspective.
It provides content by Ringu Tulku: http://livinganddyinginpeace.org/
by cjdevries
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is the cause of desire
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: What is the cause of desire

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by cjdevries
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Narak Kong shak
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Narak Kong shak

Does one need an empowerment in order to recite the Narak Kong Shak?
by cjdevries
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is the cause of desire
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: What is the cause of desire

I just listened to a lecture where the dharma teacher said that dualistic fixation or dualistic clinging is the root cause of suffering; perhaps this is the cause of desire. We cling to the sense of I which keeps us cycling in duality; seeing things as "I" vs. "others" and then we develop attachment...
by cjdevries
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Did the Buddha teach against killing a being quickly out of mercy?
Replies: 23
Views: 1438

Re: Did the Buddha teach against killing a being quickly out of mercy?

I agree that life is generally too complex to make a lot of cut and dry decisions. There are many factors that come into play in making any decision. For example, it is easy to say that abortion should be outlawed completely, but if you look carefully at the issue and examine all viewpoints, it is e...
by cjdevries
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Suffering & Goals
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Suffering & Goals

I just took a Mindvalley masterclass with Srikumar Rao, a business school professor and philosopher. In the class, he talks about what the purpose of a goal really is: to get us is the direction we're trying to go. He says that it's important to set a stretch goal: a goal that is going to take some ...
by cjdevries
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling

Monks from Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation (including Geshe Jampa Wangchuk) have been busy these last months making many sand mandalas and giving many teachings at Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling in Long Beach, CA. If you have facebook, here is the link to their many teaching videos from this s...
by cjdevries
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Great Compassion Mantra
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Great Compassion Mantra

Norden I had no expectations when I went into reciting the mantra. I didn't have any ideas of what would happen or if anything would happen. It is my belief that the Great Compassion mantra helps one make connections to various Bodhisattvas; who can then aid the one who is reciting it.
by cjdevries
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tomorrow is paranirvana of Chagdud Tulku
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Tomorrow is paranirvana of Chagdud Tulku

Tomorrow (Nov 17th, 2002) is the paranirvana of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. Chagdud Tulku was a ritual master and a master of Dzogchen; in his autobiography he chose to forsake the traditional namtar (biography) where lamas were presented as spotless, spiritually perfected beings. He spoke of a childhoo...
by cjdevries
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mantra to recite on behalf of young children
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Mantra to recite on behalf of young children

Here is a standard Mahayana Buddhist mantra that is beneficial to recite for young children, to help their merits from past lives becomes activated into virtues in the present life: Guna Ratna Sila Dharani Kung te pao shan shen chou na mo fo to yeh na mo ta mo yeh na mo seng chieh yeh an hsi ti hu l...
by cjdevries
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Thai Buddhist Prayers to Ask Forgiveness
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Thai Buddhist Prayers to Ask Forgiveness

Here is a video of two Thai Buddhist prayers titled: "Thai Buddhist prayer to ask forgiveness from the triple gem" by Ajahn Spencer Littlewood. I believe he runs the website "thailandamulet.net": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q23tkeOZlGA&feature=youtu.be I wrote out the verses the best that I coul...

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