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by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Form, self, emptiness etc...
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Form, self, emptiness etc...

Jokingfish wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:49 pm What i was trying to say, that everyone is their own choices, that is will. But as i understand Buddhism says there is no will? I also gathered info that all is awareness, so what about that..?
Beings are not controlled by fate.
If that were the case,
Buddha’s teachings would be useless.
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two Truths Doctrine
Replies: 42
Views: 1097

Re: Two Truths Doctrine

And this is what was said: … the individual with "true understanding" knows there is no reason to feel anything with regards to either situation as they are just random things that occur through particle and waves in reality colliding but the conventionally appropriate way of being in the...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two Truths Doctrine
Replies: 42
Views: 1097

Re: Two Truths Doctrine

How can outside causes not be responsible if everything has a cause and an effect? because your own experience depends on how you respond to cause and effect. Of course, there still some connection. Nobody is isolated from sensory perceptions. There are some things we don’t have much control over. ...
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one deal with overthinking?
Replies: 21
Views: 315

Re: How does one deal with overthinking?

I wonder what people mean by overthinking ? My understanding of the term “overthinking” means to give a problem way more analysis than it needs in order to be solved, or complicating a task (often a simple task, but not always) by thinking about it too much instead of just doing it. Any ideas why t...
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one deal with overthinking?
Replies: 21
Views: 315

Re: How does one deal with overthinking?

I wonder what people mean by overthinking ? My understanding of the term “overthinking” means to give a problem way more analysis than it needs in order to be solved, or complicating a task (often a simple task, but not always) by thinking about it too much instead of just doing it. It’s like, inst...
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one deal with overthinking?
Replies: 21
Views: 315

Re: How does one deal with overthinking?

bcol01 wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:06 pm Just depends on what triggers it really.
PadmaVonSamba wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:21 am
bcol01 wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:19 am Yea, I sometimes struggle to cope with anxiety.

Where did thise thoughts go? Where are they now? Did they eventually fade away or are they still weighing on you?
I mean, the last ones, the last anxious thoughts you had. Where are they now?
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Split topic: Income of Mega Churches
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: Split topic: Income of Mega Churches

Money is like water. You own water when you are drinking it or taking a bath in it, but eventually it goes down the drain and at some point further along, it comes out of someone else’s faucet. Likewise with money, all you really own is some control of the amount which flows and the amount which can...
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karma and Consequences
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Karma and Consequences

Leo Rivers wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:55 am
Being told the rapest was making their own horrible karma didn't really seem enough of an answer.
while that’s true, it’s about the perpetrator, not about the victim.
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karma and Consequences
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Karma and Consequences

Let's say I burned my neigbour's shed out of revenge. I wanted to see it burn. I lit it on fire. And I grinned like a fool to see that sucker burn! But the fire spread across the grass to the corner market and to my horror caught fire and burned down. Will I suffer karma for that market with all 3 ...
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karma and Consequences
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Karma and Consequences

This gets brought up a lot. Rape, disabilities, illness, etc. Take your pick. It’s a total misunderstanding of karma. Karma is not about victim-blaming. Karma isn’t some cosmic system of punishments and rewards. I recommend listening to the first couple of episodes of this podcast “What’s Karma Got ...
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Looking for Bell & Dorje
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Looking for Bell & Dorje

Where can I find a good quality Bell and Dorje? I don't want to pay anything over 120 US. There are some many options online, but how do I know their qualities are good?! I've heard that the best bells come from Dehradun, India. Does anyone know a trust worthy site? Thanks Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's o...
by PadmaVonSamba
Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: (science) on celibacy
Replies: 20
Views: 831

Re: (science) on celibacy

I would rather be celebratory
by PadmaVonSamba
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Attainments
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Attainments

Hello, can anyone tell me what was hakuin ekaku attainment when he created his paintings? What was milarepa's attainment when he wrote songs? Since im making this thread, I'd also use this opportunity to ask what is boddhidarma's attainment? Is that possible to say? Ty. Painter, song writer, zen ma...
by PadmaVonSamba
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Self-Ordained Monks (split)
Replies: 16
Views: 749

Re: Self-Ordained Monks (split)

If one chooses to follow the vinaya and pratimoksha vows and live as a monk would, they can certainly do that. And if they ever meet actual ordained sangha, they can request to officially be monked. I’m sure they would be welcomed. In the Sarvastivada/Sautrantika view the upasaka/upasika ordination...
by PadmaVonSamba
Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: (science) on celibacy
Replies: 20
Views: 831

Re: (science) on celibacy

I do believe that in general for serious spiritual aspirants celibacy is superior, given the many examples of celibate masters in almost all religious traditions. Well then you are excluding rabbis, married lamas, and spiritual leaders in many if not most indigenous cultures. Semen retention is one...
by PadmaVonSamba
Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one deal with overthinking?
Replies: 21
Views: 315

Re: How does one deal with overthinking?

bcol01 wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:19 am Yea, I sometimes struggle to cope with anxiety.
PadmaVonSamba wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:24 pm
bcol01 wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:59 pm Like, in the moment, what do you do when anxious thoughts arise?
Has this happened very often to you?
Where did thise thoughts go? Where are they now? Did they eventually fade away or are they still weighing on you?
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: (science) on celibacy
Replies: 20
Views: 831

Re: (science) on celibacy

Injrabodi wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:13 am I do believe that in general for serious spiritual aspirants celibacy is superior, given the many examples of celibate masters in almost all religious traditions.
Well then you are excluding rabbis, married lamas, and spiritual leaders in many if not most indigenous cultures.
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one deal with overthinking?
Replies: 21
Views: 315

Re: How does one deal with overthinking?

bcol01 wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:59 pm Like, in the moment, what do you do when anxious thoughts arise?
Has this happened very often to you?
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one deal with overthinking?
Replies: 21
Views: 315

Re: How does one deal with overthinking?

Stop overthinking.
If you ask “how?”
…you’re overthinking.
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to prepare for taking refuge
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: How to prepare for taking refuge

Pårl wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:09 am But i want to go into this with the right mind, right, thought, right intention.
With this statement, it sounds like you already have the right mind, right, thought, right intention.

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