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by Rakz
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Safety of the Pureland practices
Replies: 10
Views: 2688

Re: Safety of the Pureland practices

not atheism but theravada. after a few years i realized man this isn't possible!! (for me)
by Rakz
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: which pure land do you seek?
Replies: 62
Views: 14672

Re: which pure land do you seek?

Hopefully food eatah!!
by Rakz
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Killing Insects and Buddhism
Replies: 46
Views: 9350

Re: Killing Insects and Buddhism

Thinking about this thread made me save a lady bug today.
by Rakz
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Mystical Experience in Jodo Shinshu?
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Re: Mystical Experience in Jodo Shinshu?

You might want to check this article out.

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by Rakz
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Killing Insects and Buddhism
Replies: 46
Views: 9350

Re: Killing Insects and Buddhism

In that case, you shouldn't worry about it then. :smile:
by Rakz
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Mystical Experience in Jodo Shinshu?
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Re: Mystical Experience in Jodo Shinshu?

According to old school Shin Buddhism, Astus is correct. Some "scholars" these days have different opinions about it though. Haven't really spent much time reading about their ideas.
by Rakz
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Killing Insects and Buddhism
Replies: 46
Views: 9350

Re: Killing Insects and Buddhism

edearl wrote:
cooran wrote:Hello all,

What are the karmic results of deliberately killing insects?

Chris
Is there bad karma from having humming bird feeders or bat roosts?
Depends on your intention. If you're only intention to get the cat is for the mice to get killed then it could be bad karma.
by Rakz
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Check out this video!
Replies: 21
Views: 3530

Re: Check out this video!

Does anyone know of any real siddhas? I guess there are a few alive in the tibetan tradition?
by Rakz
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Killing Insects and Buddhism
Replies: 46
Views: 9350

Re: Killing Insects and Buddhism

Since insects are ignorant of morality and we humans are the higher form of life then shouldn't we practice ahimsa towards even household flies and pests despite the problems they create for us ? If they create problems then I have no problem wiping them out. The other day I had mice in my house wh...
by Rakz
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shinran and the hungry ghost
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

Re: Shinran and the hungry ghost

Thanks a lot :thumbsup:
by Rakz
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Maitreya's Pure Land?
Replies: 22
Views: 6475

Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

The basic criteria for rebirth in any Pureland is to have faith in that Buddha or Bodhisattva, to vow to be reborn there rather than anywhere else, to perform meritorious deeds, and to dedicate those deeds to rebirth in that Pureland. The meritorious deeds include recitation of sutras and other tea...
by Rakz
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shinran and the hungry ghost
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

Re: Shinran and the hungry ghost

Hi sinweiy, do you know which Sutras it is stated in where hungry ghosts can achieve birth?
by Rakz
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Confused Buddhist
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

Re: Confused Buddhist

Whatever you choose in the end, put all your heart and mind into it. That's the only way you'll get anywhere. I was also like you at one going back and forth with traditions until I discovered the Pure Land path and have been stuck to it ever since.
by Rakz
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Maitreya's Pure Land?
Replies: 22
Views: 6475

Re: Maitreya's Pure Land?

This is exactly the information I was looking for. Thank you!! :twothumbsup:
by Rakz
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Is Pure Land beyond Samsara?
Replies: 20
Views: 3617

Re: Is Pure Land beyond Samsara?

I know that my question may sound rather silly, but is any particular initiation necessary to chant "Namo Amitabha"? Or can anyone do it simply by picking it up from a book? Providing of course he lives as a good Buddhist and has full faith in Amitabha. I really like the stories of all the devoted ...
by Rakz
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Maitreya's Pure Land?
Replies: 22
Views: 6475

Maitreya's Pure Land?

What's the criteria to get in :?:
by Rakz
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?
Replies: 51
Views: 10025

Re: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?

At the end of the day it's all about Amida Buddha and his Primal Vow.

:bow:
by Rakz
Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Padmasambhava as the incarnation of Amitabha?
Replies: 17
Views: 3687

Re: Padmasambhava as the incarnation of Amitabha?

Almost forgot about this thread. Thanks for the replies.

Namdrol, I've read one of your posts suggesting that Amitabha might of been "borrowed" from persian religion. How does this effect your understanding?
by Rakz
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?
Replies: 51
Views: 10025

Re: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?

Anyway, feel free to consider right and wrong whatever you wish. As was said previously here what I said is how Shinshu is presented in Canada (and there are many teachers not only in Canada, who say the same things) so they are all slandering the Dharma and don't know that Shinshu is Mahayana? Gas...

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